June 25, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville State guard Kristen Hanzer has been named to the 2012-13 NCCSIA Women’s Basketball College Division All-State First Team, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon. The 2012-13 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) Women’s Basketball All-State Teams for the College Division consists of ten players representing eight different North Carolina Universities and Colleges.
Hanzer, a transfer from UNC Wilmington, picks up her sixth postseason honor of 2012-13. She became just the second Lady Bronco in program history to be selected Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Player of the Year. The Youngsville, NC native also earned CIAA All-Conference Team, CIAA All-Tournament Team, Daktronics Division II Women’s Basketball All-Atlantic Region First Team and Daktronics Honorable Mention All-America Team honors.
She led the Lady Broncos this past season, and was second among the league, in scoring with 18.2 points per game. Hanzer also ranked 28th nationally in points per game. She was one of the top three rebounders for Fayetteville State with 6.5 per game; and ranked second in assists with 3.2 per contest. Hanzer scored in double figures 25 times which included a career-high 35 points in a 90-88 victory at Catawba.
FSU ended the 2012-13 campaign with a 24-5 overall record and 14-2 conference mark en route to the CIAA Southern Division Championship. The 24 victories are tied for second-most in school history; and 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.
Hanzer is one of three league Players of the Year to highlight the First Team, which is represented by five different schools. Catawba College had two selections, one on the First Team and one on the Second Team, while Wingate University also had two selections, both on the Second Team.
Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.
Founded in 2002, the NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools.
The NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.
NCCSIA Women’s Basketball College Division All-State First Team
G: Chloe Bully, So., Catawba College
F: Bianca Richburg, Sr., Greensboro College
G: Kristen Hanzer, Sr., Fayetteville State University
G: Nyeshea Willie, Jr., Barton College
F: Tamara Nesmith, Sr., Mount Olive College
NCCSIA Women’s Basketball College Division All-State Second Team
F: Chantal Dunbar, Jr., Wingate University
C: Armeka Booker, So., Mars Hill College
F: Satavia Taylor, Jr., Salem College
C: Antoinette McPhail, Jr., Catawba College
G: Janitsha Williams, Jr., Wingate University