Lewis selected as All-American

Nikki Lewis was a named a third team All-American selection for her senior season. Tabor College senior Nikki Lewis has earned recognition as a third team All-American selection for NAIA Division II?basketball.

?Nikki had a fantastic season and is very deserving of this honor,? coach Shawn Reed said. ?She is the most talented point guard I have ever had the opportunity to coach, and she contributed to our team in so many ways this season.?

Only 5 feet tall, the Tahle?quah, Okla., native was named the Kansas Collegi?ate Athletic Conference Player of the Year this season. She also was a unanimous first team All-KCAC selection as well as an All-KCAC defensive team pick.

Last year, she earned NAIA D-II honorable mention, as well as recognition on the All-KCAC first team and defensive team.

Through 32 games this season, Lewis scored 353 points while shooting 36.2 percent from the field (117-323). She made 53 of 161 three-point attempts (32.9 percent) and 66 of 98 free throw attempts (67.3 percent). Lewis tallied 222 assists, 123 rebounds, 77 steals and four blocks.

She ranked first in NAIA Division II in total assists and assists per game (6.94). Her assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.81 ranked second in Division II. In addition, Lewis ranked 26th in steals (77) and 32nd in steals per game (2.41).

?Nikki came to practice every single day and worked extremely hard and led others by example,??Reed said. ?Nikki is a selfless player. She is the kind of point guard that receives as much joy from a terrific assist as a basket she makes.

?Those traits and her tremendous quickness and skill have been unbelievable assets to our program.?

In two years at Tabor, Lewis amassed 697 points, 385 assists, 229 rebounds, 147 steals and eight blocks.

Tabor?s season ended in the first round of the national tournament with a record of 21-11.

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