Carter, Loewen earn All-America honors

Lance Carter and Tena Loewen have received recognition on their respective men?s and women?s NAIA Division II All-America basketball teams as announced by the NAIA last week.

Lance Carter represents Tabor?s 30-4 men?s team as a member of the All-America Second Team.

Carter led the Bluejays in scoring (18.3 points per game), rebounds (8.1 per game)?and assists (5.5 per game) this season.

He ranked seventh nationally in assists (188), 11th in assists per game, 24th in total rebounds (274), 27th in scoring (621), 42nd in rebounds per game, 44th in defensive rebounds per game (5.8) and 47th in points per game.

Carter scored a season-high 30 points against Northwestern in late November. He grabbed 14 rebounds in a December game with McPherson, and had 12 assists versus Bethel last month.

Carter turned in eight double-double performances this season. He was one rebound away from a triple double against Bethel Feb. 20.

At the national tournament, Carter scored 18 points and had seven rebounds in Tabor?s loss to IU East.

Representing the 28-8 Bluejay women, Tena Loewen earned recognition as a member of the All-America Second Team.

Loewen turned in per-game averages of 9.4 points and 7.4 rebounds this season. She ranked 43rd nationally in offensive rebounds per game (3.1).

She scored a season-high 18 points in two of Tabor?s national tournament games against Asbury and Southern Oregon, and recorded five double-double performances this season.

Loewen earned the Hustle Award of the Year for her performance at the national tournament.

At nationals, Loewen led all scorers in field goal percentage, making 19 of 22 attempts (86 percent). She averaged 15 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.

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