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Women's Basketball Player of the Year - Ariel Nickell
Women's Basketball Player of the Year - Ariel Nickell
 
Women's Basketball - Sun, Feb. 24, 2013

The KIAC announced the women's basketball all-conference team and individual awards on Sunday, February 24th.

 

Berea, Ky. (February 24th, 2013) – The KIAC coaches selected Alice Lloyd College forward Ariel Nickell as the conference player of the year and Point Park University head coach Tony Grenek as the conference coach of the year, conference officials announced Sunday, February 23.

Ariel Nickell led Alice Lloyd to a 17-10 overall record and a 10-5 conference record. Nickell ranked near the top in several conference statistical categories and was also near the top nationally. The junior forward led the KIAC and NAIA Division II with 25.96 points per game. She led the conference and was second in the nation with 12.68 rebounds per game. Nickell also was 5th in the conference in field goal percentage (46.2), 3rd in steals per game (2.28) and 8th in blocks per game (0.72). The Eagles entered the KIAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed.

Point Park head coach Toney Grenek was named the KIAC Coach of the Year. Grenek led Pioneers to a 22-6 overall record and claimed the conference regular season championship with an 11-4 conference record. Point Park is ranked No. 29 in the latest NAIA Division II women's basketball coaches' poll after receiving 23 votes.

Alice Lloyd College sophomore Carla Booth was named the KIAC Newcomer of the Year. Booth ranked 4th in the KIAC with 17.67 points per game and 2nd with 4.22 assists per game.

Player of the Year

Ariel Nickell, Alice Lloyd College

 

Coach of the Year

Tony Grenek, Point Park University

 

Newcomer of the Year

Carla Booth, Alice Lloyd College

 

All-Conference Team

 
 

Name

Class

School

Hometown

F

Ariel Nickell

JR

Alice Lloyd

Claiborne, Tn.

G

Heather Wheat

SO

IU Southeast

Louisville, Ky.

G

Trenia Barbee

SR

Asbury

Detroit, Mich.

G

Carla Booth

SO

Alice Lloyd

Warfield, KY

G

Laura Carroll

SR

Asbury

Paintsville, Ky.

F

Ja'Nia McPhatter

SO

Point Park

New Castle, Pa.

G

Ashmere Woods

SR

IU Southeast

Louisville, Ky.

G

Jillian Jones

FR

Brescia

Owensboro, Ky.

C

Olivia Moore

JR

Brescia

Louisville, KY

G

Emily Schartner

SR

Point Park

Finleyville, Pa.