10 Bluejays feted by KCAC coaches

Ten Tabor College athletes have received recognition from KCAC basketball coaches as announced last week.

Men—Five members of Tabor College’s regular-season champion men’s basketball team have received recognition from KCAC coaches.

Tabor secured the title for the third consecutive year with a 19-3 record in KCAC play and ranks 23rd nationally in Division II.

Senior Lance Carter was named Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, while junior Julian Winton was recognized as Newcomer of the Year.

Both Carter and Winton were unanimous first-team selections.

Through 22 regular-season games, Carter led the Bluejays in scoring (18.9 points per game), rebounds (7.7 per game) and assists (6.8 per game). He ranked third nationally in assists (203) and fourth in assists per game to lead the conference.

Winton led the team in steals (1.6 per game) and ranked 39th nationally in steals (48). He turned in per-game averages of 18.4 points and 3.1 rebounds.

Two Bluejays earned honorable mention recognition: seniors Davaghndre Jones and Tullio Parry.

Jones turned in per-game averages of 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. He ranked seventh nationally in field goal percentage (65 percent), a KCAC-best statistic.

Parry recorded an average of 9.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Junior Alan Urrutia was named to the All-KCAC defensive team. He recorded per-game averages of 6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals.

Micah Ratzlaff was named Coach of the Year.

Women—Five members of Tabor College’s 18-4 regular-season KCAC runners-up women’s basketball team have received recognition.

Tabor ranks 20th nationally in Division II.

Senior Tena Loewen was named to the second team and was also a member of the All-KCAC defensive team. Over 22 regular-season games, she turned in per-game averages of 8.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

Sophomore Morgan Ediger received third-team recognition. She recorded team-best per-game averages in scoring (11.9), rebounds (4.3), steals (1.7) and blocks (0.6).

Three Bluejays received honorable mention honors: seniors Jurnee Reid and Kaleigh Troxell and sophomore Taylor Deniston.

Reid recorded per-game averages of 8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals.

Troxell led the team in assists, averaging 2.1 per game. She averaged 6.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. Deniston turned in per-game averages of 8.5 points and 3.1 rebounds.