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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   
Kylah Comley (U)@*~Sterling CollegeSo.Sterling, Kan.
Morgan Ediger (U)+~Tabor CollegeSr.Cimarron, Kan.
Paige Bunn (U)Avila UniversityJr.Independence, Mo.
Abby Schmidt (U)D^~Bethel CollegeSo.Newton, Kan.
Kayla Kivinski (U)#Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Port Richey, Fla.
Second Team   
Laramie Edens (U)Friends UniversitySr.Ada, Okla.
Taylor Deniston^~Tabor CollegeSr.Holcomb, Kan.
Taya Wilson FSterling CollegeFr.Sterling, Kan.
Kelsi MuellerBethany CollegeJr.Hugoton, Kan.
Alexis TheusSterling CollegeSo.Kempner, Texas
Third Team   
Jade BrownBethel CollegeSr.Sanford, Fla.
Sydney MortensenKansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Wichita, Kan.
Hannah NealisOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityJr.Jenks, Okla.
Taylor FaulknerAvila UniversityJr.Buffalo, Mo.
Lexi Evans~Friends UniversitySr.Austin, Texas
Honorable Mention   
Jordann NachbarOttawa UniversityFr.Shawnee, Kan.
Courtney Heinen~Kansas Wesleyan UniversityJr.Axtell, Kan.
Brittany RobertsMcPherson CollegeSo.Mansfield, Texas
Gabbie MillerKansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Kiefer, Okla.
Jessica CarrilloSterling CollegeJr.Garden City, Kan.
Amanda HartOklahoma Wesleyan UniversitySo.Weatherford, Okla.
Kristyn WedelTabor CollegeSr.Burns, Kan.
Danae Goodwin+~Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversitySo.Van Buren, Ark.
Tristen LeiszlerTabor CollegeSr.Concordia, Kan.
Matti Morgan~Avila UniversitySo.Paola, Kan.
Mariah GrizzleOttawa UniversityFr.DeSoto, Kan.
Sienna BrownUniversity of Saint MarySr.Burbank, Calif.
Kendall MichalskiBethel CollegeFr.Topeka, Kan.
Khadijah KellyFriends UniversitySo.Arlington, Texas
Makayla MeltonOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityFr.Kiefer, Okla.
Jazmyne LaskeySouthwestern CollegeJr.Edmond, Okla.
Defensive Team   
Abby SchmidtBethel CollegeSo.Newton, Kan.
Taya WilsonSterling CollegeFr.Sterling, Kan.
Laramie EdensFriends UniversitySr.Ada, Okla.
Paige BunnAvila UniversityJr.Independence, Mo.
Gabbie MillerKansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Kiefer, Okla.
Freshman Team   
Taya WilsonSterling CollegeFr.Sterling, Kan.
Jordann NachbarOttawa UniversityFr.Shawnee, Kan.
Mariah GrizzleOttawa UniversityFr.DeSoto, Kan.
Kendall MichalskiBethel CollegeFr.Topeka, Kan.
Makayla MeltonOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityFr.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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