Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 24, 2004) - Kendra McCormick, a John Brown University sophomore post player from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, has been named to the Second Team NAIA All-American squad for the 2003-04 season. Previously, McCormick was selected this year as a first team Sooner Athletic Conference player and had been the Freshman of the Year last season in the SAC.
McCormick led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 477 points for an average of 14.5 points per game and was second in rebounding with 167 boards this year. McCormick was one of the key factors in the John Brown University women’s basketball success this season. McCormick shot 56.2% from the field placing her among the top 10 nationally in field goal shooting. McCormick’s scoring and rebounding helped the Golden Eagles to a 4th place finish in the tough Sooner Athletic Conference and a first ever appearance in the NAIA Women’s National Basketball tournament. The team also set a school record for number of wins in a season with 21 victories.
JBU’s Head Coach Jeff Soderquist expressed his pleasure for the honor by stating, “Kendra is truly deserving of the awards she has received this season. To be named to the All-American team speaks well of the respect she has gained, not only in the Sooner Conference, but nationwide. Kendra has a great work ethic and attitude and I feel privileged to have her as a part of our team.”