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Cheyenne Childers & Phagen Altom named NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (NAIA.org) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2012-13 Division I Women's Basketball All-America Teams on Wednesday. Players were selected by the NAIA-Women's Basketball Coaches' Association All-America Committee with Tugce Canitez of Westmont (Calif.) named as the NAIA National Player of the Year and Kirsten Moore of Westmont tabbed as the Phyllis Holmes NAIA National Coach of the Year.

A key member of Westmont's recent title run, Canitez is the first Warrior to earn the Player of the Year honor since the award was established in 1998. The senior forward from Izmir, Turkey, led the NAIA in defensive rebounds per game (9.2) and was second in points per game (21.6), total scoring (714) and total rebounds (414). Canitez, who received the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Player of the Week award an unprecedented four times this season, was third in the NAIA with 23 double-doubles this season, including a 25-point and 20-rebound effort in the national championship final against Lee (Tenn.) on Tuesday night. She was also a 2012 NAIA First Team All-American.

Moore received Coach of the Year honors after leading Westmont to its first-ever NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship with a 71-65 victory over Lee on Tuesday. In addition to the national title, Moore guided the Warriors to a 30-4 overall record and its second-straight Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season championship. As a team, Westmont finished the season ranked in the top 10 in five categories: field goal percentage (0.445), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.082), total rebound defense (32.4), scoring defense per game (55.8) and 3-point field goal percentage (0.347). Moore boasts a 173-78 record in eight seasons at Westmont.

Seven individuals were repeat selections from a year ago: Natalie Shumpert of Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Hollie German of Lee, Ashley Rainey of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Lauren Gober of Oklahoma City, Nicole Yazzie of Westminster (Utah), Heather English of Columbia (Mo.) and Canitez. Rainey, Shumpert and Gober are receiving All-America honors for the third time of their career.

2012-13 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-Americans

First Team

 

 

 

 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Brittney Carter

Faulkner (Ala.)

F

So.

Montgomery, Ala.

Natalie Shumpert*

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)

G

Sr.

Paducah, Ky.

Hollie German^

Lee (Tenn.)

G

Jr.

Benton, Tenn.

Ashley Rainey*

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

F

Sr.

Bowling Green, Ky.

Nicole Hampton

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

G

So.

Canyon, Texas

Lauren Gober%

Oklahoma City

F

Sr.

Newcastle, Okla.

Katie Hall

Oklahoma City

C

Sr.

Hazelton, Idaho

Nicole Ballestero

Vanguard (Calif.)

G

Jr.

Orange, Calif.

Nicole Yazzie%

Westminster (Utah)

G

Sr.

West Valley City, Utah

Tugce Canitez*

Westmont (Calif.)

F

Sr.

Izmir, Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Heather English%

Columbia (Mo.)

G

Jr.

Boonville, Mo.

Jessica Pace

Cumberland (Tenn.)

F

Sr.

Nashville, Tenn.

Kourtney Tyra

Georgetown (Ky.)

G

Jr.

McKee, Ky.

Kelsey Balcom

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

G

Jr.

Olathe, Kan.

Ashlie Billingslea

Southern Poly (La.)

G

Sr.

Stone Mountain, Ga.

April Perry

Southern-NO (La.)

G

Sr.

Long Beach, Calif.

Janae Howard

St. Catharine (Ky.)

F

Sr.

Owensboro, Ky.

Jacquelyn Marshall

The Master's (Calif.)

F

Jr.

San Clemente, Calif.

Esther Timmermans

Vanguard (Calif.)

F

Sr.

Melbourne, Australia

Priscila Santos

William Woods (Mo.)

G

Jr.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

Third Team

 

 

 

 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Adijat Adams

Biola (Calif.)

C

Jr.

Inglewood, Calif.

Courtney Clifton

Campbellsville (Ky.)

G

Sr.

Lexington, Ky.

Torrie Cahill

Carroll (Mont.)

G

Sr.

Miles City, Mont.

Ashley Tate

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)

G

Sr.

Memphis, Tenn.

Schera Sampson

Shawnee State (Ohio)

C

Sr.

Austin, Texas

Sarah Ogoke

Southern Poly (Ala.)

G

Jr.

Sugarland, Texas

Reilly Poirier

St. Catharine (Ky.)

F

Sr.

Dennis, Mass.

Leticia Silva

St. Gregory's

G

Sr.

Whitesboro, Texas

Cydney Tibbitts

Westminster (Utah)

F

Sr.

Pasco, Wash.

Aliesha Carruthers

Wiley (Texas)

F

Sr.

Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

 

 

 

Name

Institution

 

 

 

LaKenya Drayton

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

 

 

 

Alisha Fanshier

Baker (Kan.)

 

 

 

Justice Payne

Benedictine (Kan.)

 

 

 

Jasmine Taylor

Bethel (Tenn.)

 

 

 

Anna Brooke Page

Blue Mountain (Ky.)

 

 

 

Gabby Harvey

Brenau (Ga.)

 

 

 

Mackenzie Lee

Campbellsville (Ky.)

 

 

 

Torrie Cahill

Carroll (Mont.)

 

 

 

Ralyn Nuss

Central Methodist (Mo.)

 

 

 

Crystal Chaney

Coastal Georgia

 

 

 

Lily Abreu

Columbia (Mo.)

 

 

 

Dace Bicane

Cumberlands (Ky.)

 

 

 

Jazzmin Smith

Dillard (La.)

 

 

 

Kaylyn Young

Emmanuel (Ga.)

 

 

 

Sierra McSpadden

Evangel (Mo.)

 

 

 

Christina Hayes

Faulkner (Ala.)

 

 

 

Maria Bagwell

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)

 

 

 

Ashley Hurd-Spencer

Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)

 

 

 

Andrina Rendon

Hope International (Calif.)

 

 

 

Jenna Adams

Lee (Tenn.)

 

 

 

Annie Kane

Lewis Clark (Idaho)

 

 

 

Jenna Diakos

LSU Shreveport (La.)

 

 

 

Sharde Henry

LSU Shreveport (La.)

 

 

 

Kelsey Canavan

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

 

 

 

Phagen Altom

Lyon (Ark.)

 

 

 

Jessy Christopher

Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

 

 

 

Kourtni Williams

Mid-America Christian (Okla.)

 

 

 

Stephanie Malone

Mid-Continent (Ky.)

 

 

 

Sammi Bignell

Montana Western

 

 

 

Zbeyda Aremi

Oklahoma Baptist

 

 

 

Desiree Jeffries

Oklahoma City

 

 

 

Nashae Owens

Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)

 

 

 

Nikkia Davis

Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)

 

 

 

Courtney Ward

Peru State (Neb.)

 

 

 

Uniqua Hampton

Robert Morris (Ill.)

 

 

 

Logan Froese

Roger's State (Okla.)

 

 

 

Sierra Cornwell

Roger's State (Okla.)

 

 

 

Brittany Daniel

San Diego Christian (Calif.)

 

 

 

Sabrina Scott

Southern New Orleans (La.)

 

 

 

Amber Arceneaux-Francis

St. Thomas (Texas)

 

 

 

Lena Rivera

The Master's (Calif.)

 

 

 

Chasity Kearney

Tougaloo (Miss.)

 

 

 

Portia Craft

Tougaloo (Miss.)

 

 

 

Chelsea Cluesman

UVA-Wise (Va.)

 

 

 

Kierra Patterson

Vorhees (S.C.)

 

 

 

Esther Lee

Westmont (Calif.)

 

 

 

Kelsie Sampson

Westmont (Calif.)

 

 

 

Cheyenne Childers

Williams Baptist (Ark.)

 

 

 

Courtney Sturdivant

WVU Tech

 

 

 

SiMon Franklin

Xavier (La.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 2012 First Team All-American 

 

 

 

^ 2012 Second Team All-American 

 

 

 

% 2012 Third Team All-American

     
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