By Angela Kelm
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater senior forward Aleah Grundahl (DeForest, Wis./DeForest) and sophomore guard Kacie Carollo (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater) have earned All-America honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Grundahl, the 2023 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and D3hoops.com Region 9 Player of the Year, was named First Team WBCA All-America Thursday. Grundahl is now a three-time All-America honoree after being selected to the D3hoops.com Second Team and WBCA Honorable Mention squads a season ago. The senior forward ranked among the top ten in the league in seven categories including points per game, field goal percentage, steals and blocks. The four-time all-league player was injured in the semifinal of the WIAC Tournament but supported her team throughout the squad’s run to the Sweet 16 this season.
Carollo becomes a first-time All-American as an Honorable Mention pick in 2023. The First Team All-Region 9 selection from D3hoops.com was also a First Team All-WIAC pick and received recognition on the All-Defensive Team this season. The sophomore guard wrapped up the season with four consecutive 20-plus point games including a career-high 29-point performance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In the Sweet 16, she dropped in 28 to close the season averaging 17.0 points per outing.
The pair led the Warhawks to the program’s 11th regular season WIAC title this season. UWW also claimed the league tournament title to secure the WIAC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Making their 21st appearance in the postseason, the Warhawks rolled through first and second round games on their home court before falling in the Sweet 16 to Trinity College (CT).