CSM Tabs Luper as Mid-Major All-American
Last week, College Sports Madness named Luper their Preseason Southland Conference Player of the Year. Last season, the Adair native was a 2nd Team Mid-Major All-American according to CSM.
Luper averaged 23.8 points and 3.8 steals per game in 2011-12, ranking in the top five nationally in both categories. She was a Naismith Trophy Watch List selection and the Summit League Player of the Year as a junior, winning the award for the third time. She is also a two-time Associated Press All-American.
Luper enters the season with 2,277 points, good for the top spot in both the ORU and Summit League record books. She is on pace to become just the eighth player in NCAA Division I history to finish with 3,000 career points.
The Southland Conference will release their official Preseason All-Conference teams, along with their Preseason Polls, on Wednesday, October 24.
ORU opens their first season as members of the SLC on October 29, when they host Harding University in exhibition action. The regular season begins on November 9 against Tulsa.