BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – For the fifth-straight season, a member of the Baker University women's basketball team has been named to the NAIA All-America team, this season the award goes to 2016-17 Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Kelsey Larson.
Larson was named a 2016-17 NAIA Second Team All-American after her tremendous senior season.
She is the fifth Wildcat in the last five seasons to earn the award, she is joined by Alisha Fanshier (2012-13 Honorable Mention), BriAnna Garza (2013-14 Third Team), Kyrstie Ehm (2014-15 Honorable Mention) and Macy Wallisch (2015-16 Honorable Mention).
"Kelsey was outstanding this year and I'm excited that nationally she was recognized for her season," said Baker head coach Ben Lister. "She led us to the best regular season in school history and developed into a complete player on both ends of the court. Over the last five years, five different players have achieved All-American status which is a testament to their development here and the investment they've put in to becoming better every year. Kelsey is the next in line of some very talented players that have put our program on the map nationally and I could not be more proud of her."
The senior led Baker in several categories including points per game at 12.3, three-point field goals made with 69 and she broke the school record for three-point field goals made in a game with eight against Clarke on Jan. 21.
The Iola, Kansas native ranked No. 15 in the country in three-point field goal percentage at 40.8-percent.
Baker finished the season with a school-record for victories at 30-5 and captured for the first-time in program history the Heart regular season and tournament championships, en route to its fourth-straight trip to the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship Tournament.
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