The Division II Women’s Bulletin has tabbed West Liberty University’s Tori Hansen as an NCAA Division II All-American for the third straight year.
The second-leading scorer in the history of West Virginia Conference women’s basketball, Hansen was a Fourth Team All-America pick on the 2010-11 Division II Women’s Bulletin honor roll. She was an honorable mention selection last year and earned Third Team All-America honors as a sophomore.
The Division II Women’s Bulletin has been selecting an NCAA Division II Women’s All-America Teams every year since the 1992-93 season.
The Division II Women’s Bulletin’s 19th annual All-America team consists of four five-woman units and a 33-member Honorable Mention list selected from the nation’s 275 NCAA Division II women’s basketball teams.
Today’s honor is merely the latest in a lengthy list of prestigious athletic and academic awards for the Hilltoppers’ senior standout. On the academic side, Hansen was selected as the 2011 Capital One College Division Women’s Basketball Academic All-American of the Year after nailing down one of five First Team spots on the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America Team.
On the court, Hansen was honored as a First Team Daktronics NCAA Division II All-American after leading West Liberty to its sixth consecutive 20-win season and its third NCAA Division II berth in her four-year career. The NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Player of the Year was a First Team All-WVIAC choice for the third straight season and earned First Team All-Atlantic Region honors for the second consecutive year.
Hansen led the WVIAC in scoring (21.3 ppg.) and ranked fourth nationally while hitting double figures in every game during her senior season. She also ranked among the WVIAC’s rebounding leaders with a season total of 303 rebounds, which tied for 20th in the nation.
The four-year starter scored more points (2,300) and grabbed more rebounds (918) than any player in the history of West Liberty women’s basketball. She also ranks No. 2 all-time at the school with 238 steals and is No. 5 in assists at 477.
Hansen closed out her career in impressive fashion, averaging 27.5 points and 14.5 rebounds a game in a pair of NCAA Division II Atlantic Region tournament games.
The Hilltopper standout joined Kayla Smith of California (Pa.) as the only two Atlantic Region players named to any of the four All-America teams by the West Coast-based Division II Women’s Bulletin. Smith was a Second Team selection. Charleston’s Lindsey Kentner and Pitt-Johnstown’s Sheena Aden were Honorable Mention All-America selections.
Jasmine Whitby, Mt. Olive, Sr.; Brianna Slopes, St. Thomas Aq., Jr.; Chelsie Carlisle, UC San Diego, Jr.; Vera Jo Bustos, Adams St., Sr.; Nicole Harris, No. Alabama, Jr.; Alison Sikes, St. Augustine’s, Sr.; Janea Aiken, C.W. Post, Sr.; Pam Wilson, Northwood, Sr.; Emily Rousseau, Stonehill, Sr.; Latashia Greer, W. Alabama, Jr.; Shelby Adamson, Tarleton St., Jr.; Colby Hill, Ark. Fort Smith, Jr.; Kelly Meredith, Assumption, Jr.; Philicia Kelly, Newman, Jr.; Sheena Aden, Pitt-Johnstown, Sr.; Sammeika Thomas, Miles, Jr.; Jamie Simmons, WTAM, Jr.; Hanna Johansson, UA Anchorage, Jr.; Kelsey Gallagher, Bloomsburg, Jr.; Daiva Gerbec, Ashland, So.; Lindsey Kentner, Charleston, Sr.; Emma Cannon, Fla. Southern, Sr.; Cassie Morgan, No.Kentucky, Jr.; Jasmine Judge, Lander, Jr.; Stephanie Sarosi, Nova SE, Sr.; Amy Achesinski, Mercyhurst, Sr.; Angie Jetvig, Minn. St., Jr.; Kyla Rohrig, NW Missouri, Sr.; Natalia Santos, Ark. Tech, Jr.; Jineen Williams, Concordia, Sr.; Teshymia Tillman, Clayton St., Sr.; Shannon Singleton-Bates, FMU, Sr.; Briana Taylor, Grand Valley St., So.