Maniah Clegg Grace girls basketball

Grace’s Maniah Clegg (in white) dribbles against Liberty Charter in a first-round 1A DI state tournament game at Columbia High School earlier this year.

Grace star Maniah Clegg and coach Kyle Christensen were named player and coach of the year, respectively, for 1A DI District 5-6 girls basketball.

The awards, along with all-conference teams, were released earlier this month.

Clegg led the Grizzlies to the state championship — the program’s first since 1986 — with a stunning performance at the state tournament, finishing with 16 points and 17 rebounds in a title-game win over Prairie.

Grace had two other players on the all-conference first-team with Makenna Straatman and Sydnee Smith. Jacie Christensen, Melodie Straatman and Tenleigh Walker represented the Grizzlies on the second team, and Nayvie Anderson was named honorable mention.