Makyra Tramble named Ron Lenz National Player of the Year

SWOSU Athletics
Jon Chidester

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Sophomore Makyra Tramble has been named the NCAA Division II Ron Lenz National Player of the Year by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), headlining the organization’s All-American teams released on Friday.

Tramble becomes the first Lady Bulldog to be named National Division II Player of the Year and is now the fifth D2CCA All-American in SWOSU’s Division II era after also earning first team honors in 2022. (Tramble 2021, Hayden Priddy 2019, Hailey Tucker 2018 & 2019)

She improves upon her Third Team All-American status from a year ago.

Tramble was the only women’s player in division II to average 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. She is also just one of three players across all three divisions (I, II, III) to do so.

“Mak can do it all,” Head Coach Kelsi Musick said. “She scores, passes, and dribbles better than most, but she can also rebound and get steals! She is one of the most complete players and does it all with a passion to compete and a drive to win. She represents our program with class and we are so glad she chose SWOSU. She is leaving an extraordinary legacy here.”

Tramble truly did do it all for SWOSU this season. She led the Great American Conference in assists and assists per game, assist-to-turnover ratio, field goal attempts and field goals made, minutes and minutes per game, and steals and steals per game. She also ranked second in the GAC in scoring, eighth in rebounding and sixth in blocked shots.

Around the NCAA, Tramble ranked top-25 nationally in minutes played (1st), field goals made (2nd), field goals attempted (3rd), steals (3rd) assists (5th), assists/game (14th) and points per game (17th).

Her career resume includes:

·         2022 D2CCA Central Region Player of the Year
·         First Team D2CCA All-Central Region
·         Back-to-back GAC Player of the Year in 2022 & 2021
·         Back-to-back unanimous First Team All-GAC in 2022 & 2021
·         2022 GAC Tournament MVP
·         2021 3rd Team D2CCA All-American
·         2021 All-South Central Regional Tournament Team
·         2020 GAC Freshman of the Year
·         Led GAC with 4x GAC Player of the Week awards this season
·         8x GAC Player of the Week awards in career

The Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-America and All-Region Basketball Teams are sponsored by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA). The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association

2021-22 DIVISION II CONFERENCE COMMISSIONERS ASSOCIATION

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM
Name, School
* Makyra Tramble, Southwestern Oklahoma State
Sha Carter, Walsh
Re’Shawna Stone, Glenville State
Katie Titus, Daemen College
Michaela VanderKlugt, Concordia University Irvine
* Ron Lenz National Player of the Year

SECOND TEAM
Name, School
Samantha Bowman, Central Washington
Riley Fitzwater, Concord
Brooke Littrell, Central Missouri
Paige Robinson, Drury
Jaelencia Williams, Union

THIRD TEAM
Name, School
Abby Beeman, Shepherd
Shanika Peterkin, Barton College
Dyani Robinson, Texas A&M-Commerce
Julia Ruzevich, Lindenwood
Julianne Sutton, North Georgia

HONORABLE MENTION
Name, School
Makaila Cange, Lander|
Brooke Olson, Minnesota Duluth
Allie Schulte, Lubbock Christian
Peyton Steinman, Saint Anselm College
Lacy Stokes, Missouri Southern State

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