Roosevelt Lakers
Women's Basketball
Record: 21-11 Home: 10-6 Away: 10-4 Neutral: 1-1 CCAC: 12-6
Casey Davis became the first All-American in Roosevelt Athletics history.
Casey Davis became the first All-American in Roosevelt Athletics history.
Women's Basketball - Thu, Mar. 14, 2013

CHICAGO –Roosevelt University junior guard Casey Davis (Country Club Hills, Ill./Marian Catholic) became the first All-American in school history when the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) unveiled its 2012-13 Division II Women's Basketball All-America teams and announced that Davis garnered All-America First Team honors.

Junior forward Maria Tamburrino (West Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) received Honorable Mention All-America recognition for her fine campaign as well.

"I couldn't be more excited for Maria and Casey," said Roosevelt head coach Robyn Scherr-Wells. "They are both very deserving. But these awards are indicative of what we accomplished as a team, and neither of them could've gotten there on their own. They have great teammates that help make them the best players they can be."

Davis averaged a team-best 17.3 points per game, ranking third in the CCAC and 21st in the NAIA. She finished eighth nationally in total scoring by tallying 604 points.

The third-year shooting guard and three-time All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference performer scored 20-plus points on 11 occasions, including a pair of 30-point games, and paced an offense that finished seventh nationally in total scoring.

"Casey played like a First Team All-American at the national tournament," said Scherr-Wells. "It was very clear after two games there that she is one of the top offensive threats in the country. Great players play their best in the most important games, and Casey did that all season."

Tamburrino averaged 13.9 points, the second-leading scoring mark for the Lakers and ninth-best mark in the conference, and a team-high 8.2 rebounds per game that also ranks sixth in the CCAC.

The West Dundee native registered 12 double-doubles on the campaign, ranking 11th in the nation, and pulled down double-digit boards in 14 games while scoring in double figures in all but six outings.

"Maria's improvement from last year to this year made a huge difference for our team," said Scherr-Wells. "Maria practices day in and day out the way she plays in games. She never takes a play off. She sets the tone for our team and has been key in developing the culture of how hard we expect our players to practice every day."

2012-13 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball All-America Teams  

First Team

    

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Kendra De Jong*!

Northwestern (Iowa)

F

Sr.

Hospers, Iowa

Laura Johnson#

Bethel (Ind.)

G

Sr.

Millbrook, Ill.

Paige Smith$

Indiana Wesleyan

F

Sr.

Fisher, Ind.

Morgan Stuut

Saint Xavier (Ill.)

F

So.

Marcellus, Mich.

Casey Davis

Roosevelt (Ill.)

G

Jr.

Country Club Hills, Ill.

Kristen Conahan#

Concordia (Neb.)

G

Jr.

Omaha, Neb.

Chelsie Trask!

Morningside (Iowa)

G

Sr.

Rockford, Iowa

Morgan Smith!

College of the Ozarks (Mo.)

C

Sr.

Nixa, Mo.

Abbey Hengesbach

Concordia (Mich.)

G

So.

Westphila, Mich.

Karli Harris$

Davenport (Mich.)

G

Sr.

Fishers, Ind.

     

Second Team

    

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Lindsey Waters#

Union (Ky.)

C

Sr.

Stearns, Ky.

Marcisa McMillan

Mayville State (N.D.)

C

Jr.

Seattle, Wash.

Chelsey Christensen

Warner Pacific (Ore.)

G

Sr.

West Linn. Ore.

Felicity Jones$

College of Idaho

G

Sr.

Tremonton, Utah

Juaneice Jackson

Grace (Ind.)

G

Jr.

Gary, Ind.

Kayla Drake

Saint Francis (Ind.)

G

Jr.

Kokomo, Ind.

Katie Gonnering

St. Francis (Ill.)

F

So.

Seymour, Wis.

Kim Johnson

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

F

Jr.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Morgan Hamner

Grand View (Iowa)

F

Sr.

Des Moines, Iowa

Chelsea Davis

Michigan-Dearborn

F

Jr.

Canton, Mich.

     

Third Team

    

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Hannah Steele

Jamestown (N.D.)

G

Jr.

Circle Pines, Minn.

Jolise Limcaco

Menlo (Calif.)

G

So.

Sacramento, Calif.

Brooke Randall

Eastern Oregon

G

Sr.

Wenatchee, Wash.

Kelsey Evans

Briar Cliff (Iowa)

G

Sr.

Willmar, Minn.

Janelle Rust

Tabor (Kan.)

F

Jr.

Elbing, Kan.

Ariel Nickell$

Alice Lloyd (Ky.)

F

Jr.

Tazewell, Tenn.

Megan Jones

Oklahoma Wesleyan

G

Jr.

Stroud, Okla.

Samantha Saladino

St. Ambrose (Iowa)

F

Sr.

Davenport, Iowa

Sonstina Cousins

St. Thomas (Fla.)

F

Sr.

Englewood, N.J.

Robyn Veltkamp!

Cornerstone (Mich.)

G

Sr.

Hudsonville, Mich.

     

Honorable Mention

    

Name

Institution

   

Erin Guarneir$

Taylor (Ind.)

   

Alex Starr

Purdue Calumet (Ind.)

   

Maria Tamburrino

Roosevelt (Ill.)

   

April Winne

Mount Marty (S.D.)

   

Katie Rich

Concordia (Neb.)

   

Kara Van Dyke

Dordt (Iowa)

   

Ashlynn Muhl

Morningside (Iowa)

   

Alecia Smith

Kansas Wesleyan

   

Nikki Lewis

Taborr (Kan.)

   

Abril Marshall

Friends (Kan.)

   

Heather Wheat

Indiana Southeast

   

Trenia Barbee

Asbury (Ky.)

   

Karyn Bixler@

College of Saint Mary (Neb.)

   

BreeAnn Hageman

Waldorf (Iowa)

   

Amanda Frost

Mount Mercy (Iowa)

   

Orielle Thomas$

William Penn (Iowa)

   

Emily Huber$

Ave Maria (Fla.)

   

Nadia Givens$

Southeastern (Fla.)

   

Kaylee McGarth

Madonna (Mich.)

   

Hannah Sabol$

Concordia (Mich.)

   

Tiesha Stokes

Davenport (Mich.)

   

Johneshia Good

Milligan (Tenn.)

   

Melissa Sweat

Southern Oregon

   

Kelsea Hurliman

Eastern Oregon

   

Claire Ray

Indiana Wesleyan

   

Michelle Piepenburg

Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)

   


* denotes NAIA Player of the Year
! denotes 1st team selection in 2012
# denotes 2nd team selection in 2012
@ denotes 3rd team selection in 2012
$ denotes honorable mention selection in 2012 

Maria Tamburrino garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors.