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2013-14 DII Women’s Basketball All-Americans Announced

March 19, 2014
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By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2014 Division II Women’s Basketball All-America Teams on Wednesday. Saint Francis’ (Ind.) Skylarr Shurn was named the NAIA National Player of the Year.

A key member of Saint Francis’ unbeaten season and national championship run, Shurn is the first Cougar to earn the Player of the Year honor since the award was established in 1998. The senior guard, who was also named the Most Valuable Player at the 2014 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship after scoring 30 points in the title game, led the NAIA in total scoring with 780 points, while also ranking among the top 15 in points per game (20.5) and steals (86). Shurn posted double-digits in 34 games this year, including six 30-plus point performances.

Saint Xavier (Ill.) forward Morgan Stuut and Roosevelt (Ill.) guard Casey Davis headline the eight repeat selections from a year ago. Stuut and Davis are both making their second-straight appearance on the first team.

Ariel Nickell of Alice Lloyd (Ky.) is the only three-time All-American among the three teams. Nickell, who was also named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, ranked second in the nation with a 25.6 points per game average. She has ranked among the top five in points per game in each of the last three seasons.

Following the conclusion of the national championship, Saint Francis head coach Gary Andrews was named the Phyllis Holmes Coach of the Year. Andrews, who is in his 13th season with the Cougars, guided the squad to a 38-0 record en route to national championship, making Saint Francis the first team to go unbeaten en route to the banner since Morningside (Iowa) accomplished the feat in 2009.

The 2014 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-America Teams were selected by the NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee.

2013-14 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-Americans
First Team        
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Deaundra Young College of Saint Mary (Neb.) C So. Titusville, Fla.
Brooke Adams Concordia (Mich.) F Sr. St. Johns, Mich.
Bailey Morris Concordia (Neb.) G Jr. Roseland, Neb.
Tiesha Stokes Davenport (Mich.) F So. Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jamie Van Kirk Hastings (Neb.) G Jr. Sutton, Neb.
Alli Engebretson Northwestern (Iowa) G Sr. Ames, Iowa
Casey Davis* Roosevelt (Ill.) G Sr. Country Club Hills, Ill.
Skylarr Shurn Saint Francis (Ind.) G Sr. Kokomo, Ind.
Brooke Ridley Saint Francis (Ind.) F So. Fort Wayne, Ind.
Morgan Stuut* Saint Xavier (Ill.) F Jr. Marcellus, Mich.
         
Second Team        
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Julie Raeder Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) G Sr. Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
Emily Walker College of the Ozarks (Mo.) G Sr. Nixa, Mo.
Katelyn Cousins Cornerstone (Mich.) G Sr. Ada, Mich.
Brittany Newcomb Eastern Oregon G Sr. Medford, Ore.
Juaneice Jackson^ Grace (Ind.) G Sr. Gary, Ind.
Pazia Speed Huntington (Ind.) G Sr. Portland, Ind.
Hannah Steele% Jamestown (N.D.) G Sr. Circle Pines, Minn.
Marcisa McMillan^ Mayville State (N.D.) C Sr. Seattle, Wash.
Samantha Kleinsasser Northwestern (Iowa) G Sr. Huron, S.D.
Armeka Booker Tennessee Wesleyan C Sr. Oak Ridge, Tenn.
         
Third Team        
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Ariel Nickell% Alice Lloyd (Ky.) F Sr. Tazewell Tenn.
Taelor Sansers Aquinas (Mich.) G Sr. Dewitt, Mich.
Chakala Carthen College of Idaho G Sr. Sparks, Nev.
Tracy Peitz Concordia (Neb.) G Jr. Hartington, Neb.
Taylor Goshert Indiana Wesleyan (Ind.) G Sr. Warsaw, Ind.
Jolise Limcaco% Menlo (Calif.) G Jr. Sacramento, Calif.
Miranda Geever Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) G Sr. Moline, Ill.
Lauren Cash St. Ambrose (Iowa) G Sr. Pekin, Ill.
Katie Gonnering^ St. Francis (Ill.) F Jr. Seymour, Wis.
Nikki Lewis Tabor (Kan.) G Sr. Tahlequah, Okla.
         
Honorable Mention        
Name Institution      
Erika Martinez College of Idaho      
Akia Davis College of Saint Mary (Neb.)      
Tara Vanweerdhuizen Corban (Ore.)      
Jill Henderickson Cornerstone (Mich.)      
Sarah Munds Friends (Kan.)      
Allison Kauffman Grace (Ind.)      
Cami Bruckman Hastings (Neb.)      
Rachael Kruse Indiana Tech      
Chelsea Carradine Indiana Tech      
Megan Holland IU Northwest (Ind.)      
Maegan Callaway IU South Bend (Ind.)      
Hailey Longtin Mayville State (N.D.)      
Laurel Donnenwirth Menlo (Calif.)      
Jamilah Johnson Midland (Neb.)      
Leann Osten Morningside (Iowa)      
Ashlynn Muhl Morningside (Iowa)      
Megan Jones% Oklahoma Wesleyan      
Karissa Dixon Oregon Tech      
Amber Ramsey Ottawa (Kan.)      
Brooklyn Short Purdue Calumet (Ind.)      
Yolanda De La Torre Robert Morris (Ill.)      
Jenelle Wilson Saint Francis (Ind.)      
Sierra Calhoun Siena Heights (Mich.)      
Jessica Hobbs Southwestern (Kan.)      
Trinicia Shaffer Southwestern (Kan.)      
Katie Jensen St. Ambrose (Iowa)      
Antishia Wright St. Thomas (Fla.)      
Brittany Lehner Valley City State (N.D.)      
Rainey Story Virginia Intermont      
Yesenia Lora Webber International (Fla.)      

* 2013 First Team All-American
^ 2013 Second Team All-American
% 2013 Third Team All-American