3 Bluejays earn NAIA accolades

Lance Carter, Julian Winton and Tena Loewen have received recognition on their respective men’s and women’s NAIA Division II All-America basketball teams as announced last week.

Carter, a senior, represents Tabor’s 25-10 men’s team as one of 10 members of the All-America First Team.

Carter led the Bluejays in scoring (19 points per game), rebounds (7.9 per game) and assists (a KCAC-best 6.7 per game) this season.

He ranked third nationally in assists (233), fourth in assists per game, 19th in scoring (666), 22nd in rebounds (277) and 38th in points per game.

Carter scored a season-high 29 points against College of the Ozarks last November. He grabbed 18 rebounds versus Doane in late November and twice dished out 11 assists in a game. Carter turned in 12 double-double performances this season.

In three games at the national tournament, Carter scored 51 points and had 29 rebounds and 13 assists.

Carter was a second-team All-America selection last season.

Winton, a junior, was an honorable mention All-America selection.

Winton led the Bluejays in steals (56) and turned in per-game averages of 18.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals.

He ranked 23rd nationally in scoring (646), 25th in steals, 44th in points per game and 50th in steals per game.

Winton scored a season-high 32 points against York in January. He had seven assists versus Science and Arts in late December and twice recorded four steals in a game.

In three games at the national tournament, Winton scored 50 points.

Meanwhile, Loewen, a senior, represents Tabor’s 27-7 women’s team as an honorable mention All-America recipient.

Loewen turned in per-game averages of 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds this season.

She scored a season-high 19 points against Saint Mary in late February. She recorded 11 rebounds in a January contest with Saint Mary and had five steals versus Ottawa last month.

In two games at the national tournament, Loewen scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Loewen was a second-team All-America selection last season.

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