Doug Self, Sports Information Director
WEATHERFORD – SWOSU Women’s Basketball placed two individuals on the Division II Bulletin All-America Team as Hayden Priddy was selected as a First Team All-American while Hailey Tucker garnered a Second Team selection. The All-American teams were announced in the publication’s April edition.
This is the third outlet to recognize both Priddy and Tucker as All-Americans, joining the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA). The duo led the Lady Bulldogs to 101 victories over the past four seasons, including a school-record 35 wins this season while finishing as the National Runner-Up in NCAA Division II.
Priddy (Piedmont, Okla.) picks up her first All-America honor from the Division II Bulletin after an exceptional senior season that saw her average 17.1 points per game while leading the Lady Bulldogs with 116 assists and 91 made three-pointers. Priddy was previously named the Great American Conference and Central Region Player of the Year to earn a First Team All-America selection from D2CCA and honorable mention from WBCA. Also named the Most Outstanding Player of the Central Regional Championships, Priddy departs from SWOSU all-time leader in assists (489) while ranking second in three-point field goals made (250) and steals (174), and third in scoring (1,864 points) and free throw percentage (.848).
Tucker (Bartlesville, Okla.) earns recognition from the Division II Bulletin for the fourth straight season, picking up her third straight All-America selection after being named to the All-Freshman Team in 2015-16. She was also an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore and named to the outlet’s All-America Fourth Team last season. Tucker led SWOSU in scoring this season, averaging 18.6 points per game while also pulling down 7.0 rebounds per game while totaling 66 blocked shots. A three-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American, Tucker graduates as SWOSU’s all-time leader in blocked shots (224), steals (175) and three-point field goals made (276) while also ranking second in scoring (2,360 points) and rebounds (936).
Following these honors, SWOSU has now received seven All-America selections by the Division II Bulletin, with six of those coming in the last decade while the Lady Bulldogs have been led by head coach Kelsi Musick.