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Morning Sun
  • Jeronimus earns All-American honors

  • Pittsburg State sophomore Lizzy Jeronimus received her second honorable mention All-America selection from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association on Monday night.

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  • Pittsburg State sophomore Lizzy Jeronimus received her second honorable mention All-America selection from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association on Monday night.
    Three other Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association players earned honorable mention selections: Keuna Flax of Central Missouri, Laura Kinderknecht of Washburn and Taylor Lewis of Northeastern State.
    Jeronimus led Pitt State with a 18.4 scoring average, plus she led the Gorillas in assists (74), steals (26), minutes played (788), field goals made (176), field goals attempted (358), free throws made (135), free throws attempted (178), defensive rebounds (142) and turnovers (74).
    No. 42 fell two points short of 500 for the season but crossed the 1,000-career point barrier in the season-ending loss to Missouri Western, her 60th collegiate game.
    Jeronimus ranked 22nd in the nation in scoring.
    The three finalists for Division II National Player of the Year were Ashland senior forward Kari Daugherty, Clayton State senior guard Drameka Griggs and UMass-Lowell senior guard Bianca Simmons. Griggs and Simmons stand at 5-foot-5 and 5-6, respectively.
    Daugherty repeated as POY, winning her second award Monday night in San Antonio, site of the Elite Eight which started on Tuesday.
    Daugherty averages 22.4 points and 13.6 rebounds per game, shooting 53.4 percent from the field, 42.2 from 3-point range and 81.9 at the foul line. Ashland rolled into San Antonio with a 34-1 overall record.
    Griggs averages 19.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.9 steals, plus shoots 54.3 percent from the field, 48.0 from deep and 83.8 at the stripe. Clayton State posted a 32-0 record in reaching the Elite Eight.
    Simmons averaged 28.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 3.7 steals for the school based in the hometown of Jack Kerouac and the birthplace of Bette Davis. UMass-Lowell did not reach the Elite Eight.
    Simmons led the nation in scoring by more than four points per game than Hillary Southworth of West Liberty. Daugherty ranked third.
    WBCA All-America Team: Lauren Battista, Bentley; Kiara Brown, Edinboro; Kari Daugherty, Ashland; Drameka Griggs, Clayton State; Meixandra Porter, Nova Southeastern; Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Simon Fraser; Kelsey Sigi, Colorado Mesa; Bianca Simmons, UMass-Lowell; Hillary Southworth, West Liberty; Kiara Wright, Tarleton State.
    Honorable Mention: Samantha Blazetic, Edinboro; Kayla Brown, Findlay; Jaymee Carnes, North Georgia; Brittany Cox, Pfeiffer; Sarah DeShone, Ferris State; Mary Louise Dixon, Stonehill; Daisy Feder, UC-San Diego; Courtney Finn, Bentley; Keuna Flax, Central Missouri; Daiva Gerbec, Ashland; Devin Griffin, West Texas A&M; Jasmine Hammon, Alabama-Huntsville; Britt Harris, Western Washington; Kira Harvey, Lynn; Megan Hingston, Northwest Nazarene; Samantha Hoyt, Michigan Tech; Lizzy Jeronimus, Pittsburg State; Laura Kinderknecht, Washburn; Bobbi Knudsen, Montana State-Billings; Haylee Lepaio, Newberry; Taylor Lewis, Northeastern State; Erin Mann, Holy Family; Aurielle Mosley, Millersville; Jen Papich, Gannon; Katrina Selsor, Colorado Mesa; Daniela Tarailo, USC-Aiken; Brittany Weathers, West Alabama; Ali Wilkinson, Minnesota State; Kayk Wilson, Florida Tech; Jackie Woods, St. Mary's.
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