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April 3, 2013

NSU’s Lewis earns 2nd All-American accolade

NSU briefs

Northeastern State’s Taylor Lewis was named a 2013 Women’s Division II Bulletin All-American Honorable Mention, the organization announced on Tuesday.

The senior guard from Broken Arrow picks up her second All-American accolade, as she was also recently named to the 2013 WBCA Division II Coaches’ All-American Honorable Mention team.

Lewis adds to her already impressive resume that includes MIAA Co-Player of the Year accolades and spots on the Daktronics All-Central Region Second Team and the All-MIAA First Team.

All but one member of the All-MIAA First Team earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades. Those joining Lewis were Washburn’s Laura Kinderknecht, Central Missouri’s Keauna Flax, and Pittsburg State’s Lizzy Jeronimus,

Lewis finished third in the league in scoring at 16.5 points per game and reached double figures in all but two games. She also averaged 18.1 ppg during league contests.

She led the entire MIAA and finished third in the nation in free-throw percentage (.899). She also led the MIAA in three-point field goals made per game (3.0) and three-point field goal percentage (.423). She finished seventh and eighth in the nation, respectively, in those two categories.

Lewis led Northeastern State (19-8, 14-4 MIAA) to a second-place tie in its inaugural season in the MIAA.

NSU’s Bryton Hobbs named Honorable Mention All-American

Northeastern State’s Bryton Hobbs was named a 2013 Division II Bulletin All-American Honorable Mention, the organization announced on Tuesday.

The junior guard from St. Louis earned his first career All-American accolade after leading the RiverHawks back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 10 years. He finished third in the MIAA in scoring after averaging 18.3 points per game.

The only other player from the MIAA to earn Division II Bulletin All-American accolades was Washburn’s Will McNeill (Second Team),

Hobbs finished fifth in the conference in assists (4.9 per game) and first in minutes played (34.5). He scored in double figures in all but two games and reached the 20-point plateau 10 times.

He has also received postseason accolades from the NABC (All-Central Region First Team), Daktronics (All-Central Region Second Team) and the MIAA (All-MIAA First Team).

Northeastern State (19-9) tied for third in the MIAA with a 12-6 record after the team was selected in the preseason to finish 14th. NSU’s season ended with a 70-57 loss to Winona State in the first round of the NCAA touranment.

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