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Luper Named AP All-American Honorable Mention

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 03/29/2011
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Tulsa, Okla.—For the second-consecutive season, Oral Roberts women’s basketball standout Kevi Luper (Adair, Okla.) has been named to the Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention Team.

Luper recently led the Golden Eagles to a Summit League regular season title, a program-best 13-0 conference win streak, and was named Summit Player and Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in as many years. ORU enjoyed their best postseason run since the 1982-83 season, moving to the final 16 of the WNIT with victories over TCU and Tulane.

The sophomore guard is also on the brink of becoming the first player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in both points and steals. With only a week to go in the 2010-11 season, Luper holds the number one spot with 23.7 points and 3.7 steals per game.

In only two years at ORU, Luper has re-written a significant portion of the conference and school record books. She currently ranks first place in the Summit League with 806 single season points scored, and is already ranked tenth in the conference with 1,563 career points. Luper’s 266 career steals is good enough for sixth in the Summit League and second overall in ORU’s career books.

"I am very excited that I was able to receive all-American recognition again this year," stated Luper. "Our team had a great season and an even better postseason, so we are already anxious for next year. I feel very honored for this award and thank God for all that He has blessed me with."

2010-11 Women's Basketball AP All-America Team

First Team
•    Maya Moore, Connecticut
•    Brittney Griner, Baylor
•    Jantel Lavender, The Ohio State
•    Danielle Adams, Texas A&M
•    Jeanette Pohlen, Stanford

Second Team
•    Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma
•    Amber Harris, Xavier
•    Courtney Vandersloot
•    Nnemka Ogwumike
•    Jasmine Thomas, Duke

Third Team
•    Shekinna Strickland, Tennessee
•    Shenise Johnson, Miami (FL)
•    Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky
•    Ta'Shia Phillips, Xavier
•    Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame

Honorable Mention
Kachine Alexander, Iowa; Angie Bjorklund, Tennessee; Kelsey Bolte, Iowa State; Jessica Breland, North Carolina; Cierra Brevard, Florida State; Kourtney Brown, Buffalo; Sydney Colson, Texas A&M; Jasmine Dixon, UCLA; Elena Delle Donne, Delaware; Dawn Evans, James Madison; Shante Evans, Hofstra; Briana Gilbreth, Southern Cal.
Keisha Hampton, DePaul; Tiffany Hayes, Connecticut; Courtney Hurt; Virginia Commonwealth; Ify Ibukwe, Arizona; Amy Jaeschke, Northwestern; Jessica Jenkins, Hampton; Adrienne Johnson, Louisiana Tech; Melissa Jones, Baylor; Kalisha Keane, Michigan State; Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts.

Deirdre Naughton, DePaul; Yinka Olorunnife, Idaho; Kayla Pedersen, Stanford; Jaime Printy, Iowa; Jence Rhoads, Vanderbilt; Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown; Odyssey Sims, Baylor; Meighan Simmons, Tennessee; Carolyn Swords, Boston College; Riquna Williams, Miami.

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