Lorenzen Selected as WBCA All-America Honorable Mention


ATLANTA – Junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) of the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team was selected as a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division II All-America Honorable Mention on Sunday.

Lorenzen, who was also chosen for the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) East All-Region Second Team last week and the Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team last month, is just the second Penmen to be named an All-American in the history of the program, joining Julie Dabrowski (1990). Lorenzen started all 29 games this season and averaged 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 47.5 percent (182-383) from the field and 82.5 percent (132-160) from the stripe.

Lorenzen, who duplicated her career output with 12 double-doubles during the season, reached double figures in points 25 times and scored 20 or more points nine times, including a season-high 28 in a win against Pace on Jan. 3.

The Nov. 27 and Jan. 8 NE10 Player of the Week ranked second in the league in free throws made, third in both scoring and field goals made, sixth in rebounding, seventh in free throw percentage and ninth in field goal percentage. In the east region, Lorenzen placed third in free throws made, fifth in scoring, seventh in field goals made, 10th in rebounding, 17th in field goal percentage and 18th in free throw percentage. Lorenzen slotted 34th in the country in free throws made, 36th in double-doubles, 58th in rebounding, 62nd in scoring , 73rd in field goals made, 77th in field goal percentage and 81st in free throw percentage.

Lorenzen is just as stellar in the classroom, earning CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors last week.

Lorenzen and the Penmen finished the season with a 17-12 record, including 12-9 in the NE10 – with both win columns serving as the highest since the 2011-12 campaign. The team earned the No. 4 seed in the NE10 Northeast Division – its first NE10 postseason berth since 2012 – and hosted a postseason game for the first time ever. After capturing the program's first NE10 Championship win since 2011, the Penmen bowed out just shy of their first semifinal appearance.

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