Three TC athletes earn NAIA honors


Three Tabor College basketball players have earned NAIA All-American honors: Janelle Rust, Nikki Lewis and Ryan Chip?peaux.

Rust Junior forward Janelle Rust earned recognition as a Third Team All-American. Although she missed the last quarter of the season with an ACL injury, Rust led the KCAC in scoring at 15.38 points per game.

She also led the conference in field goal percentage (46.2) and three-point percentage (42.9), the latter placing her sixth in NAIA?Division II.

Rust led the Bluejays with 7.62 rebounds per game and finished with five double-double performances this season.

Other honors Rust received this year include a unanimous First Team All-KCAC selection, KCAC Player of the Year and conference newcomer of the year.

Lewis Junior guard Nikki Lewis was named an Honorable Mention All-American. Lewis led the KCAC in assists with 5.75 per game, fifth in NAIA Div. II.

She averaged 11.68 points per game, and finished third in the KCAC with 2.39 steals per game.

The Tabor women ended the season tied for second in the KCAC with a 15-3 record and were 19-9 overall.

Chippeaux For the men, senior forward Ryan Chippeaux earned recognition as an Honorable Mention All-American.

Chippeaux led the Bluejays in points (13.1, 12th in the KCAC) and rebounds (9.96, first in the KCAC) per game this season.

The two-time unanimous First Team All-Conference selection also led Tabor in field goal percentage (56.1), blocks (20) and tied for first in steals (27).

Chippeaux ended his Tabor career with 1,128 points, 801 rebounds, 138 steals, 122 assists and 88 blocks.

The Bluejays finished the season in second place in the KCAC with a record of 14-4 and were 15-13 overall.










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