Cross and Mallory Named First Team All Americans for 2016-17 season

Cross and Mallory Named First Team All Americans for 2016-17 season

Fri, Mar. 24, 2017 - [Women's Basketball]

Courtesy of NAIA Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Thursday the 2017 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams and among those selected from Freed-Hardeman as First-Team All Americans were Taleeah Cross and Kim Mallory.

Cross, a First-Team All-American selection last season, receives the honor for the second year in a row after averaging 17 points per game and compiling 610 points throughout the season.

Throughout her four years with the Lady Lions, Cross has compiled 2,110 points, a stat good enough to rank her third all-time in Lady Lion history in total points just behind Quiana Elam and Jana Cross. In addition to earning First-Team All American status, Cross was also named the American Midwest Conference Player of the Year for the second straight year in 2017.

Kim Mallory was also named a First-Team All American selection after capping off her junior season averaging nearly 17 points per game and compiling 602 points throughout the season, nearly double her point total from the 2015-16 season. In addition to her scoring ability, Mallory also demonstrated her ability under the basket, as she averaged nine rebounds per contest.

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

Five institutions had multiple players earn All-America status – Biola (Calif.), Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Lindsey Wilson and Shawnee State (Ohio).

For more information on NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball, click here.

2017 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams

First Team

 

 

 

 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Taleeah Cross *

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)

G

Sr.

South Fulton, Tenn.

Kim Mallory

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)

F

Jr.

Nettleton, Miss.

Caelyn Orlandi *

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

G

Sr.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Kayla Styles

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

F

Jr.

Louisville, Ky.

Starla Daggan

Mobile (Ala.)

G

Sr.

Prentiss, Miss.

Natalee Faupel *

Montana State-Northern

G

Sr.

Butte, Mont.

Daniela Wallen * %

Oklahoma City

F

Sr.

Caracas, Venezuela

Jonessa Moore

Shawnee State (Ohio)

C

Sr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Claire Lamunu

Vanguard (Calif.)

F

Sr.

Kampala, Uganda

Aysia Shellmire *

Westmont (Calif.)

F

Sr.

Burbank, Calif.

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Kelsey Larson

Baker (Kan.)

F

Sr.

Iola, Kan.

Kristen Murphy

Benedictine (Kan.)

F

Jr.

Olathe, Kan.

DeMoria White

Biola (Calif.)

G

Jr.

Inglewood, Calif.

Emily Fox

Campbellsville (Ky.)

G

Sr.

McKinney, Ky.

DaJonee Hale *

Central Methodist (Mo.)

G

Jr.

Anchorage, Alaska

Brittany Tackett *

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

F

Jr.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Chanel Roberts * ^

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

F

Sr.

Radcliff, Ky.

Aniese Palmore

Montana Western

G

Sr.

Santa Monica, Calif.

Madison Ridout

Shawnee State (Ohio)

F

Jr.

Jackson, Ohio

Bianca Cubello *

The Master's (Calif.)

F

Sr.

Riverside, Calif.

 

 

 

 

 

Third Team

 

 

 

 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Shamon Pearson *

Bethel (Tenn.)

G

Jr.

Ridgely, Tenn.

Annie Park

Biola (Calif.)

G

Sr.

Torrance, Calif.

Kelsey Ernst

Clarke (Iowa)

F

Sr.

Bellevue, Iowa

Nicole Bowers

Cumberland (Tenn.)

F

Sr.

Nashville, Tenn.

Baily Cameron

John Brown (Ark.)

F

So.

Siloam Springs, Ark.

Meghan Temple

Loyola (La.)

F

Sr.

Houston, Texas

Kourtney Pennywell * ^

LSU Shreveport (La.)

C

Sr.

Shreveport, La.

Kiara Moore

Lyon (Ark.)

G

Sr.

Little Rock, Ark.

Kyoko Wade

Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

F

Sr.

Nashville, Tenn.

Tajanee Wells

Talladega (Ala.)

F

Sr.

Columbus, Ohio