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NW's DeJong named NAIA All-American

Northwestern's Kendra DeJong has been named to the NAIA All-American first team. Northwestern's Kendra DeJong has been named to the NAIA All-American first team.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its 2013 NAIA Coaches' All-America Team and two Northwestern players earned the postseason honor. Kendra DeJong (Hospers, Iowa) was named to the first team and Samantha Kleinsasser (Huron, S.D.) was named honorable mention.
A repeat WBCA first team selection, DeJong was the 2013 NAIA and GPAC player of the year, earning NAIA All American honors for the third straight year. The senior ranked second in the GPAC in scoring (17.6) and led the conference with 10.9 rebounds per game, fifth most in the NAIA. De Jong shot 53% from the field and also dished out 70 assists. De Jong finished her career third all-time in points (2,388), first in rebounds (1,231), 12th in assists (356), third in steals (248) and seventh in blocked shots (73).
Kleinsasser averaged 12.7 points and ranked 10th in the GPAC at 6.4 rebounds per game. The junior shot 50% from the field and ranked second in the GPAC with 44 blocked shots. Kleinsasser earned second team all-conference honors and has been selected from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) for the NAIA Emil S. Liston award for female athlete, given to one junior men's and women's basketball player who has shown high athletic and scholastic achievement. Kleinsasser was also a second team CoSIDA Academic All-American.
DeJong and Kleinsasser were part of a Northwestern team that helped lead Northwestern to a 26-8 overall record and a national tournament berth where they lost in the semifinals.
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