Four Bluejays earns KCAC hoops honors

Four Tabor basketball players received Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for their efforts this past season.

For the men, junior Ryan Chippeaux was unanimously named a first-team All-KCAC selection by the KCAC coaches.

He led the conference with 10 double-doubles, averaging 11.97 points and 7.71 rebounds per game.

Chippeaux also had the Bluejays? highest shooting percentage from the field at 56.8 percent and shot 72 percent from the line to claim 10th place in the conference.

Senior Kyle Wallace received honorable mention honors. The team?s starting point guard led the conference with 161 assists, which ranks him eighth nationally.

?I was a little disappointed Wallace did not get first team and that Lawson Kingsley didn?t get anything at all,? coach Micah Ratzlaff said. ?Sometimes you just don?t understand how things work and this is one of those things for me.

?I am very proud of my guys and I will let them know how I feel and what I think.?

For the Tabor women, junior Katlyn Mary was named a unanimous first-team selection.

?Katlyn was very deserving,? coach Shawn Reed said. ?I thought she was one of the top guards in our conference this season.

?She did a tremendous job playing point guard and scoring points for our team.?

Mary is the conference leader from 3-point range, with a 38.6 shooting percentage. She finished the season averaging 12.75 points for sixth place in the KCAC.

Mary was also sixth in 3-point field goals made per game, at 1.93, and seventh in total 3-point baskets with 54.

Becky Bryan was selected to the KCAC All-Freshman team.

?(The award) is a huge honor for her,? Reed said. ?I thought she made solid improvement throughout her freshman season and she really made strides the last three weeks.

?We are very proud of all of our players and the improvement we made, especially at the end of our season.?

Senior Gavin Serene received Tabor men?s basketball Champion of Character award, given to an athlete who excels in competition, as well as the classroom and community.

In the team?s final playoff game against eventual KCAC champion McPherson College, Serene scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-6 shooting from 3-point range. He also had six rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block.

The Hillsboro native has a grade-point average over 3.0 and has been involved in numerous service projects during his career.

Junior Tynan Honn was named the Champion of Charac?ter for the women?s basketball team.

Honn averaged 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season, earning 22 blocks and shooting 55.2 percent from the field.

Honn has a GPA above 3.0 and has also been involved in several service projects.

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