Four Penmen Repeat as Winter NE10 Academic All-Conference Selections

Kylie Lorenzen and fellow NE10 Academic All-Conference teammates.


MANSFIELD, Mass. – For the second straight year, Southern New Hampshire University seniors Brett Strawn (Wareham, Mass.), Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) and Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.), as well as junior Alanna Murphy (Nashua, N.H.), all claimed Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference honors the league office announced Tuesday.

Strawn, one of six members on the NE10 Ice Hockey Academic All-Conference Team, led the NE10 Champion Penmen in goals, assists and points, recording nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points in 27 games. Strawn, a business administration major with a 3.45 GPA, ranked third in the NE10 in points, fifth in assists and game-winning goals, 10th in power-play goals and 12th in goals. He earned NE10 All-Conference First Team accolades after the season.

Lorenzen, an environmental science major with a 3.71 GPA, was one of 10 women's basketball players to earn the honor, as she did so for the third straight season. Lorenzen adds to her list of 2018-19 accolades, which include CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division II All-America Honorable Mention, Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) East All-Region Second Team and Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team. Lorenzen, a three-time NE10 Player of the Week selection this season, averaged 18.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 steals per contest, while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor and 82.6 percent from the stripe.

Lorenzen, who started all 29 games, ranked third in the league in scoring and field goals made (210), fourth in free throws made (119), fifth in rebounding, sixth in steals, eighth in free throw percentage and 13th in field goal percentage. Lorenzen registered 12 double-doubles during the year and reached double figures in scoring on all but two occasions. She scored 20 or more points 14 times, including a career-best 31 in a 59-55 win at Merrimack College on Nov. 20. In SNHU's single-season record book, Lorenzen's 283 rebounds are tied for first, while her 545 points and 210 field goals rank second, and her 119 free throws place her fourth.

Elder and Murphy combined to fill two of the 15 women's track & field spots. Elder, a psychology major with a 3.73 GPA, won the shot put seven times during the indoor season, before becoming the first athlete in program history to qualify for the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Elder captured the shot put title at the NE10 Championships and set new school records in both the shot put and weight throw. Elder was a United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association East All-Region and NE10 All-Conference First Team performer in the shot put.

Murphy, meanwhile, recorded six individual wins during the indoor season, including four hurdle victories at the eight meets she competed in. Murphy set a new personal record in the 60-meter hurdles at the NE10 Championship, where she finished fourth, and also matched a personal best in the triple jump with a win at the Plymouth State Winter classic. The sport management major owns a 3.97 GPA.

To be eligible for selection to the NE10 Academic All-Conference teams, a student-athlete must have met or exceeded the following minimum requirements: started in at least half or played in at least two-thirds of the team's competitions as a significant contributor and achieved a 3.30 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes. 

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