PORTSMOUTH – Alannah Sheets (SR/Leon, W. Va.) added one more milestone to her record-breaking career as she was named a first-team All-American. Sheets is the 10th player in program history to earn first-team All-American honors and the second at the NAIA Division I level (Abby Ballman, 2012). Priscila Santos (SR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Diane Abbady (SR/Ivory Coast, West Africa) were also named honorable mention All-Americans as it marked the first time in program history that Shawnee State had three players recognized on the All-American list.
PORTSMOUTH – Alannah Sheets (SR/Leon, W. Va.) was named to the NAIA Division I All-Tournament Second Team as announced following the conclusion of the national championship game. Sheets was one of 10 players on all 32 teams honored as All-Tournament selections for their play during the NAIA Championship.
PORTSMOUTH – Rachael Young has been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete as announced by the national office before the start of the women's basketball NAIA Championships. To be eligible for this honor, a student-athlete must be in at least junior academic standing with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Student-athletes must also be in at least their second year at their present institution.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Women's basketball saw its season come to an end at the hands of No. 3 seed Wiley on Friday, 81-70. The Bears led on all but three occasions in the opening half and were tied with as little as 5:34 left on the game clock. However, Wiley would score eight of the last nine points at the free throw in the final two minutes to pull away late. It was a back-and-forth contest throughout as there were 14 lead changes in the game and nine different points at which the game was tied.
FRANKFORT, Ky. –Women's basketball upended No. 2 seed Oklahoma Baptist (28-6, No. 6 in NAIA) in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament behind 45 points from senior Alannah Sheets. The Bears needed every one of those points as they prevailed in overtime by a 94-91 margin. In the process, the Bears (20-12, ranked No. 25 in NAIA) advanced to the second round of the NAIA Championships for the sixth straight year while improving to 15-4 all-time in NAIA first round games.