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KWU’s Kivinski Leads All-KCAC Selections

KCAC ReleaseFebruary 20, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Awards. Student-athletes were selected for all awards by vote of the KCAC head women’s basketball coaches. 

The Bluejays of Tabor College are the regular season champions, ending the season with a 22-2 conference record and ranked No. 10 in the latest NAIA Women’s Basketball Division II poll. KCAC women’s basketball coaches named Shawn Reed of Tabor, the Lonnie Kruse Coach of the Year.

Kylah Comley of Sterling College earned Player of the Year, while teammate Taya Wilson was named Freshman of the Year. Abby Schmidt of Bethel College was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Newcomer of the Year goes to Kayla Kivinski of Kansas Wesleyan University.

The following athletes were selected by conference women’s basketball coaches as All-KCAC First Team, Second Team, Third Team, Honorable Mention, Defensive Team, or Freshman Team.

Statistical information on the 2018-19 women’s basketball season can be found here.

 

First Team      
Name School Year Hometown
Kylah Comley (U)@*~ Sterling College So. Sterling, Kan.
Morgan Ediger (U)+~ Tabor College Sr. Cimarron, Kan.
Paige Bunn (U) Avila University Jr. Independence, Mo.
Abby Schmidt (U)D^~ Bethel College So. Newton, Kan.
Kayla Kivinski (U)# Kansas Wesleyan University Sr. Port Richey, Fla.
       
Second Team      
Name School Year Hometown
Laramie Edens (U) Friends University Sr. Ada, Okla.
Taylor Deniston^~ Tabor College Sr. Holcomb, Kan.
Taya Wilson F Sterling College Fr. Sterling, Kan.
Kelsi Mueller Bethany College Jr. Hugoton, Kan.
Alexis Theus Sterling College So. Kempner, Texas
       
Third Team      
Name School Year Hometown
Jade Brown Bethel College Sr. Sanford, Fla.
Sydney Mortensen Kansas Wesleyan University Sr. Wichita, Kan.
Hannah Nealis Oklahoma Wesleyan University Jr. Jenks, Okla.
Taylor Faulkner Avila University Jr. Buffalo, Mo.
Lexi Evans~ Friends University Sr. Austin, Texas
       
Honorable Mention      
Name School Year Hometown
Jordann Nachbar Ottawa University Fr. Shawnee, Kan.
Courtney Heinen~ Kansas Wesleyan University Jr. Axtell, Kan.
Brittany Roberts McPherson College So. Mansfield, Texas
Gabbie Miller Kansas Wesleyan University Sr. Kiefer, Okla.
Jessica Carrillo Sterling College Jr. Garden City, Kan.
Amanda Hart Oklahoma Wesleyan University So. Weatherford, Okla.
Kristyn Wedel Tabor College Sr. Burns, Kan.
Danae Goodwin+~ Oklahoma Wesleyan University So. Van Buren, Ark.
Tristen Leiszler Tabor College Sr. Concordia, Kan.
Matti Morgan~ Avila University So. Paola, Kan.
Mariah Grizzle Ottawa University Fr. DeSoto, Kan.
Sienna Brown University of Saint Mary Sr. Burbank, Calif.
Kendall Michalski Bethel College Fr. Topeka, Kan.
Khadijah Kelly Friends University So. Arlington, Texas
Makayla Melton Oklahoma Wesleyan University Fr. Kiefer, Okla.
Jazmyne Laskey Southwestern College Jr. Edmond, Okla.
       
Defensive Team      
Name School Year Hometown
Abby Schmidt Bethel College So. Newton, Kan.
Taya Wilson Sterling College Fr. Sterling, Kan.
Laramie Edens Friends University Sr. Ada, Okla.
Paige Bunn Avila University Jr. Independence, Mo.
Gabbie Miller Kansas Wesleyan University Sr. Kiefer, Okla.
       
Freshman Team      
Name School Year Hometown
Taya Wilson Sterling College Fr. Sterling, Kan.
Jordann Nachbar Ottawa University Fr. Shawnee, Kan.
Mariah Grizzle Ottawa University Fr. DeSoto, Kan.
Kendall Michalski Bethel College Fr. Topeka, Kan.
Makayla Melton Oklahoma Wesleyan University Fr. Kiefer, Okla.
(U) = Unanimous Selection
@= Selected “Player of the Year.”
# = Selected “Newcomer of the Year.”
F= Selected “Freshman of the Year.”
D = Selected “Defensive Player of the Year.”
* = 2017-18 All-KCAC First Team
^ = 2017-18 All-KCAC Second Team
+ = 2017-18 All-KCAC Third Team
~ = 2018-19 All-KCAC Preseason Team

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