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2011 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-Americans Announced

March 23, 2011
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March 23, 2011

Contact: Amanda Dahl, NAIA Manager of Sports Information & Media Services, adahl@naia.org

JACKSON, Tenn. -The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2011 Division I Women’s Basketball All-America teams. Players were selected by the All-America committee.

Meribeth Boehler of Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) and Campbellsville’s (Ky.) Whitney Ballinger were named 2011 NAIA Division I Co-National Player of the Year. Boehler, a senior post, led the nation in scoring during her senior campaign, averaging 23.6 per game, and total points with 850. Her 850 total points shattered the previous Lady Lion single-season scoring record of 781 that was set in 1999-2000. Boehler also averaged 10.2 rebounds per game.

The Ramer, Tenn., native was also named the National Championship’s Most Valuable Player. Boehler averaged 26.0 points and 13.5 rebounds per game while leading the Lady Lions to their third appearance in the semifinals. Boehler is the first Freed-Hardman player to earn National Player of the Year or MVP honors.

Ballinger, a senior guard/forward, ranked second nationally in scoring per game with 22.7 an outing and 772 total points. Her 3.1 blocks per game and 107 total blocks ranked third, while her 8.0 defensive rebounds per game were listed fourth and her 352 total rebounds listed ninth. Ballinger also averaged 10.3 rebounds per game.

Hailing from Carrollton, Ky., Ballinger closed out her career at No. 3 on the Lady Tigers’ all-time scoring list with 2,064 points, fourth in rebounds with 1,083 and holds the program record for blocks in a career with 367. Ballinger was also named Co-National Player of the Year at the end of her junior season. She becomes the third player in NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball history to earn the distinction in back-to-back seasons.

Union’s Kayla Hudson earned her fourth All-America accolade. In doing so, the Gleason, Tenn., native becomes just the second player in the Lady Bulldogs’ history to be a four-time All-American. Hudson joins former Charlotte Hart (1985-88) with the prestigious accomplishment at Union.

A trio of players, Alex Moore-Porter of Azusa Pacific (Calif.), William Woods’ (Mo.) Rachel Baker and Ballinger received the honor for the third time in their respective careers. Eight individuals were bestowed with their second All-America award and 18 were named All-Americans for the first time.

First Team
Name School Pos. Class Hometown
Whitney Ballinger* Campbellsville (Ky.) G/F Sr. Carrollton, Ky.
Maribeth Boehler^ Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) P Sr. Ramer, Tenn.
Zeinab Chan^ Union (Tenn.) C Sr. Arange City, Sudan
Kayla Hudson^ Union (Tenn.) G Sr. Gleason, Tenn.
Jessilyn Conicelli^ Biola (Calif.) F Sr. Redlands, Calif.
Donica Cosby* Oklahoma City G Sr. Coldwater, Miss.
Logan Martin Southern Nazarene (Okla.) G Jr. Bethany, Okla.
Lavanda Ross Union (Tenn.) G Jr. Jackson, Tenn.
Stephanie Madden% Langston (Okla.) C Sr. Bakersfiled, Calif.
Ashley Rainey Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) F So. Bowling Green, Ky.
Second Team
Name School Pos. Class Hometown
Jasmine Stohr Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) F Jr. Yakima, Wash.
Dana Olsen California Baptist F Sr. Overland Park, Kan.
Eboni Sadler Azusa Pacific (Calif.) G Jr. Miami, Fla.
Alex Moore-Porter* Azusa Pacific (Calif.) F Sr. Seattle, Wash.
Sarah Boyd Vanguard (Calif.) G Sr. Oregon City, Ore.
Marissa Stotler% Southern Poly (Ga.) F Sr. Chandler, Ariz.
Alex Barone Saint Xavier (Ill.) G Sr. Joliet, Ill.
Rachel Baker% William Woods (Mo.) F Sr. Mexico, Mo.
Brooke McKinnon% Lee (Tenn.) G Sr. Tellico Plains, Tenn.
Lauren Gober Oklahoma City F So. Newcastle, Okla.
Third Team
Name School Pos. Class Hometown
Vee Young Martin Methodist (Tenn.) F Jr. Pulaski, Tenn.
Natalie Shumpert Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) G So. Paducah, Ky.
Janita Session Columbia (Mo.) G Sr. Torrancce, Calif.
Regena Jackson Belhaven (Miss.) G Jr. Denham La.
Erica Inge The Master's (Calif.) G Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
V.V. Vasciunaite California Baptist G Jr. Vilnius, Lithuania
Lauren Wombles Cumberlands (Ky.) G/F Jr. London, Ky.
Gabby Mattox Oklahoma Baptist F Sr. Kountze, Texas
Abby Ballman Shawnee State (Ohio) G/F Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
Angie Criner Rogers State (Okla.) G Jr. Tulsa, Okla.
Honorable Mention
Name School
Alyson Young Avila (Mo.)
Briana Hall Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
Kiara Johnson Belhaven (Miss.)
Teena Carter Bethel (Tenn.)
Courtney Clifton Campbellsville (Ky.)
Alysha Green Carroll (Mont.)
Nicole Fu Concordia (Calif.)
Jazzmin Smith Dillard (La.)
Ashlee Luko Evangel (Mo.)
Caitlin Russell Evangel (Mo.)
Brittney Carter Faulkner (Ala.)
Whitney Johnson Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Katie Hacker Indiana South Bend
Anna Parish John Brown (Ark.)
Ashlea Gray Langston (Okla.)
Morgan Harrington Lindenwood (Mo.)
Viktoria Krell Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Keiva Council
Loyola (La.)
Sharday Cotton LSU Shreveport (La.)
Emily Atkins Lubbock Christian (Texas)
Brittany Hampton Lubbock Christian (Texas)
KK Hodges^ Lyon (Ark.)
Katie Fullerton McKendree (Ill.)
Alexis Rhoades Missouri Baptist
Alice Honnery Mobile (Ala.)
Samm Schermele Montana State-Northern
Taesha Higbee Montana Tech
Danielle Pipal Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Natiera Henton Pikeville (Ky.)
Jenna Smith Rio Grande (Ohio)
Sarah Rogers Robert Morris (Ill.)
Cortney Crockett Rogers State (Okla.)
Shalonda Young Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Marissa Young Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Damisha Moore Shorter (Ga.)
Kelly Ellison Shorter (Ga.)
Abbey Marra Southern Nazarene (Okla.)
Cyrstal Davis Southern Poly (Ga.)
Christine Conners Southern University at New Orleans (La.)
Celsea Jones Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas)
Ebony Richardson Talladega (Ala.)
British Thomas Texas College
Brittany White Texas Wesleyan
Victoria Jones Tougaloo (Miss.)
London Elie Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.)
Molly Pfohl Vanguard (Calif.)
Michelle Pace Westminster (Utah)
Nicole Yazzie Westminster (Utah)
Kayla Tyrs Williams Baptist (Ark.)
Christina Warren Xavier (La.)

 

* 2010 First-Team All-American

^ 2010 Second-Team All-American
% 2010 Third-Team All-American