RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – On Monday, the Division II Conference Commissioners Association announced Jessica Kelliher, from Lewis University, as the 2019 Women’s Basketball Ron Lenz National Player of the Year as she headlined the All-American selections. The NCAA Division II sports information directors from institutions and conference offices voted for the teams.
Three players from Oklahoma colleges were honored on the list, as well.
Hayden Priddy (Southwestern) was listed on the first team. The senior from Piedmont led the Lady Bulldogs to a 33-1 record and their first appearance in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. She earned the Most Outstanding Player award for the Central Regional. Priddy averaged 17.4 points and 3.6 assists per game in moving into second on the GAC’s all-time lists in both categories. At the Central Regional, she averaged 21.7 points and shot 46.2 percent from the field.
Hailey Tucker (Southwestern) made the third team. The senior from Bartlesville averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
Addy Clift (Oklahoma Christian) was recognized as an Honorable Mention. The senior from Kiowa led Division II in scoring this season with 26.2 points per game and 2.8 assists per contest to further help her team’s offense.