ATLANTA - Northern
Kentucky University’s Jessie Slack has been selected to the
State Farm NCAA Division II All-America first team, the Women’s
Basketball Coaches Association announced Monday night.
Slack, a senior
guard and a native of Mt. Perry, Ohio, led NKU to a 29-3 record
this season by averaging 17.3 points per game. The 5-foot-10 Slack
was 67-for-153 from 3-point range and led the Great Lakes Valley
Conference in free-throw percentage at .932.
Slack was named the GLVC Tournament’s most valuable player
after leading NKU past Quincy in the championship game. Slack’s
performance helped the Norse earn the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division
II Midwest Regional, and she finished her career by scoring in double
figures in 37 consecutive games dating back to her junior season.
A transfer from
East Carolina, Slack also joined NKU’s 1,000-point club in
just two seasons. The Sheridan High School graduate netted 1,006
points while playing at NKU and a total of 1,444 as a collegiate
Slack led NKU
with 58 steals this season and was named All-GLVC, All-Midwest Region
and Daktronics All-American. She also dished out 95 assists and
averaged 5.3 rebounds for an NKU team that was ranked No. 1 nationally
much of the season.
As a junior,
Slack helped NKU capture the NCAA Division II national championship.
Slack is the
third NKU player in the past four years to earn All-America honors
from the WBCA. A year ago, Angela Healy was named honorable mention
All-American. In 2006, Karmen Graham earned honorable mention All-America
of Hillsdale earned NCAA Division II National Player of the Year
honors after averaging 29.3 ppg and 16.8 rebounds per contest.
State Farm NCAA Division II All-America first team
West Texas A&M, Sr. G
Katie Cezat, Hillsdale, Sr. F
Ida Edwards, Emporia State, Sr. F
Amanda Grappe, Arkansas Tech, Sr. F
Tracey Jahzinga, Indiana (Pa.), Sr. F
Rebecca Kielpinski, Alaska Anchorage, Sr. C
Johannah Leedham, Franklin Pierce, Jr. G
Jessie Slack, Northern Kentucky, Sr. G
Phebe Smith, Columbus State, Jr. F
Brooque Williams, California (Pa.), Jr. G.