March 22, 2013
ABILENE, TX – Fayetteville State guard Kristen Hanzer (Sr., Youngsville, NC) has been named to the 2013 Daktronics Honorable Mention All-America Team, it was announced this afternoon. Hanzer receives her fifth postseason honor of 2012-13 after being named First Team All-Atlantic Region last week. She led FSU in scoring this season with 18.2 points per game.
Hanzer played a pivotal role in one of Fayetteville State’s most successful seasons on the basketball court in program history. The 5-10 transfer from UNC Wilmington was named the CIAA Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season; becoming just the second Lady Bronco, and first since 1983, to win the award. She also garnered All-Conference and All-Tournament Team honors.
Her 18.2 points per game this season was second-best in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association behind Virginia Union’s Ashle Freeman. Hanzer was one of the top three rebounders for the Lady Broncos with 6.5 per game; and ranked second in assists with 3.2 per contest. She scored in double figures 25 times which included a career-high 35 points at Catawba. Hanzer also tallied 30 points in the season finale at Saint Augustine’s.
FSU wrapped up 2012-13 with a 24-5 overall record and 14-2 mark in conference play. The 24 victories are tied for second-most in school history; while the 14 conference wins are ranked third. Fayetteville State was ranked in the USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll for the final six weeks of the regular season. The Lady Broncos were ranked as high as 18th in the poll back on Feb. 19.
Kari Daugherty of Ashland (Ohio), who has led her team to a second straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, has been voted the 2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Player of the Year. Daugherty is second in the nation in rebounds per game, third in scoring, fourth in double-doubles (22) and 17th in field goal percentage.
The D2SIDA All-Region and All-America women’s basketball teams are sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association.
2012-13 Daktronics Women’s Basketball All-American Teams
Kari Daugherty, Ashland
Bianca Simmons, UMass-Lowell
Drameka Griggs, Clayton State
Hillary Southworth, West Liberty
Kiara Wright, Tarleton State
Danielle Wilson, Dowling
Erin Mann, Holy Family
Kelsey Sigl, Colorado Mesa
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Simon Fraser
Keuna Flax, Central Missouri
Lauren Batista, Bentley
Kira Harvey, Lynn
Britt Harris, Western Washington
Judy Jones, Grand Canyon
Ginny Mills, Glenville State
Laura Kinderknecht, Washburn
Bria Jackson, Queens College
Kristen Hanzer, Fayetteville State
Carly Boag, Minot State
Anika Whiting, Concordia-St. Paul
Teisha King, Texas-Permian Basin
Andrea Carter, Midwestern State
Kayla Brown, Findlay
Daiva Gerbec, Ashland