7 Bluejays earn All-KCAC honors

Seven Tabor College basketball athletes have received All-KCAC awards.

Senior guard Nikki Lewis was a unanimous first-team selection, having been chosen to the first team last year as well as being a preseason team pick. Additionally, she was named to the All-KCAC defensive team.

Lewis, who also earned honors as Player of the Year, currently ranks first in NAIA Division II?in total assists (210) and assists per game (7). Lewis has contributed 328 points and 210 assists over 30 games this season.

Junior forward Janelle Rust was named to the second team, after earning a spot on the first-team a year ago. She was also selected to this year?s preseason team.

Rust scored a season-best 25 points Saturday to help the Bluejays to a 56-53 win over Friends. Rust has 392 points and 153 rebounds this season.

Junior guard Tonisha Dean was also named to the second team. She scored a season-best 26 points in Tabor?s 81-74 loss to Kansas Wesleyan last December. Dean has 371 points and 146 rebounds this season.

Freshman guard Tena Loewen received honorable mention and was also named to the All-KCAC freshman team. She scored a season-best 14 points in Tabor?s 67-54 win over McPherson, and grabbed 12 rebounds in Tabor?s 74-53 victory at Sterling last month. This season, Loewen has 161 points and 139 rebounds.

For the Bluejay men, Dewayne Biggs was named Newcomer of the Year and was a second-team selection. The junior guard has scored 491 points over 31 games this season, with a season-best 30 points in Tabor?s 102-86 loss at Bethany last December.

Andrew Thomas was also a second-team selection. The junior forward ranks 13th in NAIA Division II in field goal percentage (60). He has accumulated 420 points and 207 rebounds this season.

Freshman forward Lance Carter received honorable mention and was named to the All-KCAC freshman team. This season, he has 350 points and 164 rebounds.

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