KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Southeastern University placed a pair of players on the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-America Teams, announced today by the national office.
Senior Elsa Paulsson-Glantz was named to the first team and second team honors went to senior Makenzie Cann.
Paulsson-Glantz becomes the third first team selection in program history. In her lone season with the Fire, Paulsson-Glantz scored 551 points, ranking 24th in NAIA Divsiion II, and shot 48.3% from the field. She also contributed on the defensive side with 98 steals to finish seventh in NAIA Division II.
The native of Lulea, Sweden led the team in scoring at 16.2 points per game, and also averaged 6.1 rebounds per game and totaled 99 assists.
Cann became the second player to receive second team honors, joining Christin Strawbridge who did it twice. Cann was not just a force with the basketball, she was among the top defenders in NAIA Division II with 109 steals to finish third nationally. Her assist/turnover ratio of just over three was fifth nationally. Her 88 3-pointers ranked 14th nationally, and she posted a 50.6% success rate from long range.
Additionally, Cann was named to the NAIA Division II National Championship All-Tournament First Team. She was second on the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game, and added 4.5 rebounds per game.
This is the second time in three years the Fire have had a player on the first team and second team.
The Fire posted a 31-3 overall record and advanced to the national championship game for the first time in program history.