Dillon Headlines NAC Women's Basketball Awards
Schulz named to Second Team
February 26, 2013
WAUKESHA, Wis. – Wisconsin Lutheran College senior guard Shavon Dillon (Milwaukee, Wis./Hope School) has been named the Northern Athletics Conference Player of the Year, as the awards for the 2012-2013 women’s basketball season were released Tuesday by the league office. In addition, sophomore Kristen Schulz (Safford, Ariz./Arizona Lutheran) was named to the All-NAC Second Team and head coach Klay Knueppel was selected as Co-Coach of the Year.
Dillon is fourth in the league in scoring with a 14.3 points per game average, as she connected on nearly 45 percent of her shot attempts. The senior guard also snagged 4.9 rebounds per contest and is fourth in the conference in both assists (4.0) and steals (2.7) per game. Starting all 27 games, Dillon has reached double-figures in 21 games, including scoring a career-high 29 points February 9 against Concordia Wisconsin. She became the 15th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points November 28 versus Aurora. This is Dillon's first appearance on the First Team, and second overall as she was a Second Team honoree last season.
Schulz was selected to the six-member All-NAC Second Team after leading the league with a 51.8 field goal percentage and finishing second with 65 blocked shots. Schulz led the Warriors in rebounding (7.5 rpg) and finished second on the team in scoring (8.4 ppg). One of four players to start all 27 games, Schulz recorded three double-doubles and scored a career-high 17 points February 5 against Benedictine.
Knueppel guided the Warriors to a 17-0 league record -- the first women's basketball team to achieve an unblemished mark in conference play -- and a fifth straight Division title. Wisconsin Lutheran (25-2) won its fourth NAC Tournament title in the last seven seasons and is making the program's fifth trip to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament this weekend.
The other major conference awards went to Maranatha's Laci Peterson (Defensive Player of the Year), MSOE's Megan Kroll (Freshman of the Year), while Maranatha's Clayton Morrison shared Coach of the Year honors with Knueppel.