The awards continue to roll in for junior post Jordan Holmes. On Monday, she was named the HERO Sports Division III Women's Basketball Player of the Year. She was also named to the organization's Division III All-America first-team.
Holmes joins Sydney Moss and Abby Owings of Thomas More, Michell Obach of University of Texas-Tyler and Lisa Murphy of Carnegie Mellon on the All-America first-team. Four of the five players on the All-America first-team come from the Great Lakes Region.
Holmes was named to the WBCA All-America team earlier this week and she is also a candidate for the D3hoops.com All-America team. She is the 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year after averaging 15.9 points per game, 17.8 rebounds per game and 6.5 blocks per game. She enters her senior year needing only 28 blocked shots and 262 rebounds to become Division III's all-time leader in both categories.
HERO Sports is a data-driven website that ranks teams and players of all sizes. Its mission is to advance interest and appreciate for small-school athletics through aggregating and publicizing stories about teams, players, fans, and coaches.