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Styles named to 2017 NAIA Women's Basketball All-Tournament 2nd Team

Action marks second-straight season Styles has earned All-Tournament Second Team honors at the NAIA National Championships. CU's Emily Fox on 1st Team, Madison Steward on 2nd Team.
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By Charles Balcom
Assistant Sports Information Director, LWC

COLUMBIA, KY - (Tue 21 Mar 2017) - Lindsey Wilson junior Kayla Styles has been named to the 2017 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship All-Tournament Second Team, national officials announced after the conclusion of the national title game.

In her three games at the national tournament, Styles averaged 23.7 points and 12.7 rebounds per game, recording a double-double in all three contests. The Louisville, Kentucky native shot 48.8 percent from the floor and made 29-of-31 free throw attempts (93.5 percent). She also recorded five offensive rebounds per game, 7.7 defensive rebounds per game and 2.3 blocks per game, ranking near the top of the field in each statistical category.

In the second round win over Central Methodist (MO), Styles matched her career high with 30 points.

It marks the second-straight season Styles has earned All-Tournament Second Team honors at the NAIA National Championships.

National champion Oklahoma City's Daniela Wallen was named the Most Outstanding Player, while head coach Bo Overton was named the Coach of the Year. William Woods' (Mo.) Kelsey Scherder earned the Hustle Award.

Joining Styles on the Second Team is Madison Stewart of Campbellsville (KY), Kim Mallory of Freed-Hardeman (TN), Natalee Faupel of Montana State-Northern and Aniese Palmore of Montana Western. First Team selections included Emily Fox of Campbellsville (KY), Caelyn Orlandi of Lewis-Clark State (ID), Daniela Galindo of Oklahoma City, Claire Lamunu of Vanguard (CA) and Kayla Sato of Westmont (CA).

Oklahoma City, who knocked the Blue Raiders out of the tournament in the quarterfinals, defeated Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in the title game 73-66. It marks the second year in a row Lindsey Wilson has fallen to the eventual national champion at the tournament.

Lindsey Wilson advanced to the NAIA National Quarterfinals for the second-straight year and finished the season with a 32-3 record, the most wins in program history.

This story was posted on 2017-03-22 05:42:05
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