Friday, March 25, 2016

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Macy Wallisch Named NAIA All-American

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After helping lead the Baker University women’s basketball team to its greatest season in program history, senior Macy Wallisch was named a 2015-16 NAIA Division I Honorable Mention All-American this week.

Players were selected by the NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee. Each team – first, second and third – consists of 10 individuals.

The three-time Heart of America Athletic Conference defensive player of the year becomes the fourth Wildcat in four years to be named a NAIA All-American, joining Alisha Fanshier, BriAnna Garza and Kyrstie Ehm.

Wallisch and the Wildcats advanced all the way to the NAIA DI Women’s Basketball national championship game last week and ended the year with a school-record 28 wins.

The Holton, Kansas product finished the season second in the country with 115 blocks and ends her career as the Baker University leader in blocks.

She averaged 10 points and 8.4 rebounds per game and shot 48.5-percent.

 2016 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams
First Team
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Jatoria Carter Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) G Sr. Montgomery, Ala.
Lindsey Burd % Campbellsville (Ky.) F Sr. Hardyville, Ky.
DaJonee Hale Central Methodist (Mo.) G So. Anchorage, Alaska
Taleeah Cross Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) G Jr. South Fulton, Tenn.
Megan Balcom MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) G Sr. Olathe, Kan.
Natalee Faupel Montana State-Northern G Jr. Butte, Mont.
Taylor Hamilton Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) G Sr. Fairfield, Calif.
Ali Zieverink * Shawnee State (Ohio) F Sr. West Chester, Ohio
Melissa Norman Vanguard (Calif.) C Sr. Elk Grove, Calif.
Krissy Karr * Westmont (Calif.) G Sr. Anaheim, Calif.
Second Team
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Chayla Rutledge * Benedictine (Kan.) F Sr. Stockton, Mo.
Erin Legel * Great Falls (Mont. G Sr. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Caelyn Orlandi Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) G Jr. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Chanel Roberts * Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) F Jr. Radcliffe, Ky.
Jamie Jackson Lyon (Ark.) G Jr. Beebe, Ark.
Daniela Wallen Oklahoma City F Jr. Caracas, Venezuela
Bianca Cubello The Master's (Calif.) F Jr. Riverside, Calif.
Samantha Doucette * Vanguard (Calif.) F Sr. Irvine, Calif.
Stephanie Afunugo Wayland Baptist (Texas) F Sr. Plano, Texas
Aysia Shellmire Westmont (Calif.) F Jr. Burbank, Calif.
Third Team
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Shamon Pearson Bethel (Tenn.) G So. Ridgely, Tenn.
Katie Estey Carroll (Mont.) G Sr. Spokane, Wash.
Alissa Campanero Central Methodist (Mo.) G Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Corri Hamilton Columbia (Mo.) F Sr. Fulton, Mo.
Chelsey Hall * Cumberland (Tenn.) G Sr. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Brittany Tackett Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) F So. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Kourtney Pennywell * LSU Shreveport (La.) F Jr. Shreveport, La.
Shakeena Benton Talladega (Ala.) G Sr. Long Beach, Calif.
Lauren McCoy Westmont (Calif.) F So. Arcata, Calif.
Whitney Gathright Xavier (La.) G Sr. New Orleans, La.

Honorable Mention
Name Institution
Madison Austin Arizona Christian
Reggotta Craig Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)
Macy Wallisch Baker (Kan.)
Jackliann Street Bethel (Tenn.)
Bryana Davis Blue Mountain (Miss.)
Emily Fox Campbellsville (Ky.)
Cassidy Hashley Carroll (Mont.)
Petrolina Chilaka Columbia (Mo.)
Randi Lee Plunkett Culver-Stockton (Mo.)
Nicole Bowers Cumberland (Tenn.)
LaTeesha DeLoach Cumberlands (Ky.)
Kyeshia Dawkins Edward Waters College (Fla.)
Faite LeGate Faulkner (Ala.)
Stevonna Scott Fisk (Tenn.)
Kenley Crowell Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Jessica Foster Georgetown (Ky.)
Nneka Nnadi Great Falls (Mont.)
Morgan Winkler Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)
Baily Cameron John Brown (Ark.)
Che'Ron Lewis Langston (Okla.)
T'Keya Mason Langston (Okla.)
Briana Oglesby Loyola (La.)
Carina Jackson Lyon (Ark.)
Brionna Taylor Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Kelli Tolar Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Jasmine Webb MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Deidra McCoy Missouri Valley
Starla Daggan Mobile (Ala.)
Kali Koenig Mobile (Ala.)
Jacy Thompson Montana State-Northern
Aniese Palmore Montana Western
Sonji Green Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)
Latice Butler Park (Mo.)
Aundrea Matchen Pikeville (Ky.)
Whitney Mitchell Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Ashton Lovely Shawnee State (Ohio)
Rayvin Miller Southern-New Orleans (La.)
Maranda Janz Southwestern Christian (Okla.)
Katelynn Threats Texas Wesleyan
Megan Lindsley The Master's (Calif.)
Laura Castillo Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Alyssa Phillips William Penn (Iowa)
Julia Wells William Woods (Mo.)

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