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2014-15 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams Announced

March 25, 2015
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By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2014-15 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams Wednesday. Players were selected by the NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee. Each team – first, second and third – consists of 10 members.

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) senior forward Hayley Newby was selected as the 2015 NAIA National Player of the Year. Newby is the second Lady Lion – Meribeth Boehler (2011) – to earn the honor since the award’s inception in 1998.

Newby, who was also a First Team All-American in 2014, ended the year ranked among the top 10 nationally in total rebounds per game (10.5), offensive rebounds per game (4.2), total rebounds (345) and total scoring (591). She led Freed-Hardeman in scoring at 17.9 points per game and earlier this season collected her 1,000th career rebound. Newby played a key role in the Lady Lions success this season, which saw Freed-Hardeman advance to the semifinals of the 2015 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City.

For the second-consecutive year, Oklahoma City head coach Latricia Trammell was named the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Trammell, who is in her third year with the program, guided the Stars to their eighth all-time national championship with an 80-63 win over Campbellsville (Ky.).

Trammell owns an 85-10 career record at Oklahoma City and has won three-straight Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season titles in addition to the previously mentioned national banners. She is the first to win back-to-back Coach of the Year awards since Mark Campbell of Union (Tenn.) in 2009 and 2010. Trammell is the eighth winner from Oklahoma City.

Four programs had multiple players earn All-America status – Bethel (Tenn.), Freed-Hardeman, Oklahoma City and Vanguard (Calif.). Freed-Hardeman – Newby and Grace Alonso de Armino – and Oklahoma City – Rateska Brown and Ouleymataou Coulibaly – had two First Team All-Americans, while Vanguard had one First Team and one Second Team – Riley Holsing (First Team) and Samantha Doucette (Second Team) – and Bethel had one of First team and one Third Team – Tayla Foster (First Team) and Kenyatta Drake (Third Team).

There are five repeat selections from last year’s All-America teams.

2014-15 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams
First Team        
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Tayla Foster Bethel (Tenn.) F Sr. Madisonville, Ky.
Janis Peterson Concordia (Calif.) G Sr. San Francisco, Calif.
Hayley Newby * % Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) F Sr. Knoxville, Tenn.
Grace Alonso de Armino * Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) F Sr. Bilbao, Spain
Lynette Holmes * Langston (Okla.) F Sr. New Orleans, La.
Kourtney Pennywell LSU Shreveport (La.) F So. Shreveport, La.
A’Jha Edwards Montana State-Northern P Sr. Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Rateska Brown Oklahoma City G Sr. Alvin, S.C.
Ouleymataou Coulibaly Oklahoma City C Sr. Bamako, Mali, West Africa
Riley Holsinger Vanguard (Calif.) G Jr. Spokane, Wash.
Second Team        
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Chayla Rutledge Benedictine (Kan.) F Jr. Stockton, Mo.
Janeicia Neely Loyola (La.) G Sr. Kenner, La.
Daria Sprew MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) F Sr. Topeka, Kan.
Charity Fowler Oklahoma Baptist G Sr. Asher, Okla.
Courtney Bayliss Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) F Sr. Perth, Western Australia
Khalilah Quigley Pikeville (Ky.) F Sr. Bowie, Md.
Ali Zieverink Shawnee State (Ohio) F Jr. West Chester, Ohio
Brandy Broome Southern-New Orleans (La.) F Sr. Natchitoches, La.
Samantha Doucette Vanguard (Calif.) G/F Jr. Irvine, Calif.
Tia Pappas Westminster (Utah) G Sr. Price, Utah
Third Team        
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Ariel Wilson * Belhaven (Miss.) G So. Brandon, Miss.
Kenyatta Drake Bethel (Tenn.) G/F Sr. Madisonville, Ky.
Chelsea Craig Campbellsville (Ky.) F Sr. Frankfort, Ky.
Chelsey Hall Cumberland (Tenn.) G Jr. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Devanny King Georgetown (Ky.) P Sr. Medina, Ohio
Erin Legel Great Falls (Mont.) G Jr. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Tanis Fuller * Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) G/F Sr. Lewiston, Idaho
Chanel Roberts Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) F So. Radcliff, Ky.
Laura Castillo Wayland Baptist (Texas) G Jr. Plainview, Texas
Kristin Karr Westmont (Calif.) G Jr. Anaheim, Calif.

Honorable Mention  
Name Institution
Kamya Thomas Allen (S.C.)
Jatoria Carter Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)
Rebekah Capeder Avila (Mo.)
Kyrstie Ehm Baker (Kan.)
Annie Park Biola (Calif.)
Heather Thompson Cal State San Marcos
Lindsey Burd Campbellsville (Ky.)
Morgan Vetter Central Methodist (Mo.)
Corri Hamilton Columbia (Mo.)
Jasmine Crawford Concordia (Calif.)
Randi Lee Plunkett Culver Stockton (Mo.)
Brooke Forsythe * Cumberlands (Ky.)
Allison Swanson Evangel (Mo.)
Taleeah Cross Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Jessica Foster Georgetown (Ky.)
Sydney Vaughn Graceland (Iowa)
Ashleigh Hurd-Spencer Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)
Mia Wesley Harris-Stowe State (Mo.)
Lauren Rogers John Brown (Ark.)
Shelby Kohrmann * Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)
Carina Jackson Lyon (Ark.)
Kelsey Nowlin Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Ashlee Ferguson Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Megan Balcom MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Kieanna Wharton Missouri Valley
McKenzie Cooper Oklahoma Baptist
Yvonte Neal * Oklahoma City
Channell Mackey Park (Mo.)
Tabby McKinney Shawnee State (Ohio)
Katelynn Threats Texas Wesleyan
Bianca Cubello The Master's (Calif.)
Megan Lindsley The Master's (Calif.)
Stephanie Afunugo Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Lauren McCoy Westmont (Calif.)
Aysia Shellmire Westmont (Calif.)
Kiera Oby Wiley (Texas)
Blake French William Woods (Mo.)
Nia Nolan WVU Tech
Whitney Gathright Xavier (La.)

* 2014 All-American
% 2015 Player of the Year