ST. LOUIS — Northern Iowa sophomore and Megan Maahs and junior Ellie Howell were both named to the all-Missouri Valley Conference team the league announced Wednesday.

Maahs, earned first-team all-MVC and all-Defensive team honors following a season where she averaged 10.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Maahs posted a league-leading 12 double-doubles, one behind the league mark set by former Panther Alex Cook (2003-04).

Howell, the league’s Sixth Player of the Year and first-team selection in 2017, was given honorable mention honors. Howell averaged 10.9 points per game during league play.

The Panthers open the Valley tournament Friday at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. against Illinois State at 8:30 p.m.