De Jong Named All-American

April 14, 2016

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THE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION (WBCA) RELEASED ITS 2016 ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS, NAIA DIVISION, AND KASSIDY DE JONG (HOSPERS, IOWA) WAS NAMED HONORABLE MENTION.

DE JONG, A FRESHMAN GUARD, LED THE RED RAIDERS IN SCORING AT 19.1 POINTS PER GAME, RANKING 10TH IN THE NAIA AND FOURTH MOST IN THE GPAC. THE GPAC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR AND A FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTION, DE JONG SCORED IN DOUBLE FIGURES IN 25 GAMES THIS SEASON,13 WITH AT LEAST 20+-POINTS. SHE ALSO LED THE TEAM IN REBOUNDING, RANKING SIXTH IN THE GPAC AT 6.9 BOARDS PER CONTEST. DE JONG MADE A TEAM-BEST 45 THREE-POINTERS AND HAD FIVE DOUBLE-DOUBLES THIS SEASON.

NORTHWESTERN TIED FOR SEVENTH IN THE GPAC REGULAR SEASON WITH A 10-12 RECORD, 15-14 OVERALL.