The Capital One College Division Academic All-America basketball teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
Karp and German have been chosen as the winners of the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year award for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, respectively.
German, a mathematics and secondary education major from Benton, owns a 3.98 GPA. The sixth-leading scorer in NAIA Division I with a 20.04 average, German has led the seventh-ranked Flames to a 24-2 record.
German, who is fourth in the NAIA with 75 three-point field goals, is ranked among the NAIA leaders in free-throw percentage (.800), assists (106), three-point field goal percentage (.387) and assists per game (4.1).
A second-team NAIA All-American in 2012, she was also named as the Southern States Athletic Conference’s Divisional Player of the Year and earned a spot on the all-conference team in 2012 when she helped the Lady Flames to a 30-4 record.
A biology major from Valparaiso, Ind., Karp carries a 3.61 grade point average. He leads the Cougars in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 22.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He ranks fourth in NAIA Division II in total scoring with 619 points, and he is quickly closing in on his 2,000th career point. In addition, he has been named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week six times out of 13 weeks this season. He has led the seventh-ranked Cougars to a 25-4 record this season.
Joining German on the Capital One Academic All-America College Division Women’s Basketball first team are senior center Kelsey Canavan of Lubbock Christian University, senior guard Laura Carroll of Asbury University, sophomore forward Katie Gonnering of St. Francis (Ill.), and senior forward/center Esther Timmermans of Vanguard University.
The five members of the Capital One Academic All-America College Division Women’s Basketball first team have a 3.97 average G.P.A.
Adams is NAIA
Player of Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo — Lee’s Jenna Adams has been named the NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Adams was selected based on her performances from Feb. 11-17 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/unaffiliated group winners.
A native of Englewood, the 6-foot-2 sophomore averaged 27.5 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 63.6 percent (21-of-33) from the field in Lee’s wins against Tennessee Temple and then-No. 24 Southern Poly (Ga.) last week. She logged a double-double in both games and now has 11 for the season.
Adams recorded 14 points, 10 rebounds and three steals at Tennessee Temple on Feb. 12. She followed up that solid performance with a career-high 41-point effort to go along with 14 rebounds, five blocks, four steals and two rebounds against Southern Poly. She shot an impressive 68.2 percent (15-of-22) from the field, including a 6-for-12 mark from beyond the arc against the Hornets.
On the season, Adams leads the team with 247 total rebounds — 14th nationally — and is second in scoring at 14.9 points per game. Earlier she was named the SSAC Player of the Week.
Heading into their final three games of the regular season, the Lady Flames are 25-2 and ranked seventh in last week’s NAIA national poll.