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Senior Pair Named to SLC All-Academic Team

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 04/10/2013
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FRISCO, Texas - Oral Roberts University seniors Kevi Luper and Jaci Bigham were named to the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team, the league office announced today.

Luper, a native of Adair, was a 1st Team All-Academic selection. The all-time leading scorer in ORU history, Luper carries a 3.58 grade-point average while majoring in business. On the court, Luper averaged 19.0 points per game as a senior and was the only Southland Conference player to earn Mid-Major All-America honors from Full Court Press and College Sports Madness.

The 14th-leading scorer in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history, Luper was also a finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award.

Bigham, out of McAlester, was a 2nd Team All-Academic pick. The floor general ended her career as ORU’s career leader in assists, and she was named a 2nd Team All-Conference pick after averaging 12.4 points and 6.7 assists per game. In the classroom, Bigham carries a 3.72 GPA in communications, with an emphasis in public relations.

McNeese State’s Ashlyn Baggett was named SLC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year.

Luper and Bigham led ORU to an 18-13 record in 2012-13, including Southland Conference regular season and tournament championships. The seniors finished their careers on March 23, with an 83-62 loss to Tennessee in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
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