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NW's DeJong named NAIA Player Of The Year

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Kendra De Jong of Northwestern College was named the NAIA National Player of the Year. Kendra De Jong of Northwestern College was named the NAIA National Player of the Year.

The NAIA has announced the 2012-13 Division II Women's Basketball All-America teams. Kendra De Jong of Northwestern College was named the NAIA National Player of the Year.  De Jong, a 6-foot forward from Hospers, Iowa, ranked second in the NAIA in total rebounds and fifth in rebounds per game (10.8).

The Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Year shot 52.5 percent from the field and shooting 77.8 percent from the charity strip. De Jong averaged 17.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. She collected 17 double-doubles on the season; four coming in the National Championship. De Jong averaged 17.3 points and 11.5 rebounds per game in the National Championship to earn All-Tournament First Team.

Phyllis Holmes Coach of the Year: Steve Brooks, Indiana Wesleyan

First Team  
Kendra De Jong*! Northwestern (Iowa) F Sr. Hospers, Iowa
Laura Johnson# Bethel (Ind.) G Sr. Millbrook, Ill.
Paige Smith$ Indiana Wesleyan F Sr. Fisher, Ind.
Morgan Stuut Saint Xavier (Ill.) F So. Marcellus, Mich.
Casey Davis Roosevelt (Ill.) G Jr. Country Club Hills, Ill.
Kristen Conahan# Concordia (Neb.) G Jr. Omaha, Neb.
Chelsie Trask! Morningside (Iowa) G Sr. Rockford, Iowa
Morgan Smith! College of the Ozarks (Mo.) C Sr. Nixa, Mo.
Abbey Hengesbach Concordia (Mich.) G So. Westphila, Mich.
Karli Harris$ Davenport (Mich.) G Sr. Fishers, Ind.
         
Third Team  
Kelsey Evans Briar Cliff (Iowa) G Sr. Willmar, Minn. 
         
Honorable Mention       
April Winne Mount Marty (S.D.)   
Kara Van Dyke Dordt (Iowa)      
Ashlynn Muhl Morningside (Iowa
)   

* denotes NAIA Player of the Year
! denotes 1st team selection in 2012
# denotes 2nd team selection in 2012
@ denotes 3rd team selection in 2012
$ denotes honorable mention selection in 2012

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