UND W Basketball BIO
Mia Loyd
Player Profile:
Mia Loyd 935426
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
High School: DeLaSalle High School

2015-16 (Senior): Named the Big Sky Conference Preseason Player of the Year ... First Team All-Big Sky Conference for the second straight season ... Capped a phenomenal college career, finishing with 1,384 points (14th all-time at UND) and 930 rebounds (5th) with 37 career double-doubles ... Had 12 double-doubles as a senior ... Grabbed at least 17 rebounds in a game three different times in her career (22, 19, 17) ... Named to the Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Earned fourth letter. 

2014-15 (Junior): Played in all 32 games and made 30 starts ... First Team All-Big Sky Conference ... Led the league in double-doubles with 16 ... Averaged 15.0 points (7th in Big Sky) and 8.9 rebounds (3rd) per contest, both among the leaders in the conference ... Enjoyed a career night vs. Mayville State, etching a new personal best with 28 points while adding 15 rebounds (Dec. 16) ... Goes into her senior season with 1,022 career points, already 32nd on the UND all-time scoring list ... Posted at least 20 points on nine different occasions ... Scored in double figures in all but six games ... UND was 2-4 in those occurances ... Had 17 games with 10 rebounds or more ... North Dakota was 11-6 when she hauled in double-digit boards ... Shot 60.0 percent from the floor at home and averaged 17.8 points per game ... Finished second in the league in field goal percentage (.540) ... Earned third varsity letter.

2013-14 (Sophomore): All-Big Sky Conference Second Team ... Named Big Sky Conference Tournament’s Most Valuable Player after a standout pair of games ... Had a double-double by halftime en route to a 20-point, 14-rebound effort against Idaho State in the semifinals ... Added 10 points and seven rebounds in the championship with two steals and two assists ... Led the conference in rebounding at 9.0 per game ... Recorded a whopping 22 rebounds and 19 points against Mayville State (Dec. 18) to eanr league player of the week honors .. That rebound total was tied for second-most by a UND player in a single game ... Had 11 double-digit board games ... Scored in double figures 23 times ... Team was 3-4 when she did not score at least 10 points ... Enjoyed career-high 27 points at Weber State (Jan. 11), making 11-of-13 from  the free throw line ... Went 49-for-61 from the charity stripe at home (.803) ... Played in 30 games, starting all but two ... Averaged 17.5 points and 15 rebounds in her two games off the bench ... Surpassed the 20-point plateau six times ... Made a triple in three of the first four games of the season ... Team was 0-3 when she had at least four personal fouls ... Finished the season with averages of 13.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest ... Earned second letter.

2012-13 (Freshman): Played in all 29 games as a key contributor off the bench ... Filled in admirably out of position with a rash of injuries to UND’s frontcourt ... Posted five double-figure scoring games ... Poured in a career-best 15 points in a win over Weber State Jan. 5 ... Corralled season-high 11 rebounds at Montana State and later tallied 10 boards in a win at Weber State ... Her only made three-pointer came in the final seconds of regulation as UND erased a 21-point deficit to force double overtime in the season finale at Southern Utah ... Averaged 4.6 points and 3.7 rebounds ... Earned first varsity letter.

Before UND:  Earned seven varsity letters in volleyball and basketball at DeLaSalle ... Helped guide the Islanders to their second straight Class 3A championship, averaging 13.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.5 spg, and 1.9 apg ...  Averaged 17.7 ppg and 11.3 rpg during the section playoffs and 10.7 ppg and 10.7 rpg during the team’s run through the state tournament ... Named to the 2012 Class AAA Minnesota State Girls’ Basketball All-Tournament team ... Received Wells Fargo All-Pioneer Press West Metro honorable mention honors ... Recipient of the Athena Award, which recognizes an exceptional senior female student-athlete every year from each of 39 metro high schools who excels in sports, academics and community involvement ... Lists the team’s back-to-back state championships as her most memorable athletic moment/achievement.

Personal: Majoring in communication science and disorders ... Daughter of Curtis and Holly Loyd ... Father played college ball at Southern Utah and pro ball overseas (Switzerland).