PIKEVILLE – Two men’s basketball players have been named to the All-American teams while four women’s basketball players were honored for their efforts in the classroom today by the NAIA.
Jamar “Deuce” Briscoe was named a First-Team All-American while Trevor Setty was named a Second-Team All-American.
The NAIA honors 10 players on the first-, second- and third-teams and also has a list of honorable mention All-Americans.
Briscoe is a 5-10 senior guard from Baltimore who finished fifth in the country with an average of 22.3 points per game. His total of 736 points was also fifth nationally.
He was 14th in the country in free throw shooting, hitting 165-of-197 for 83.8 percent. He was 22nd in the nation in total steals with 64, while his steals per game of 1.94 was 35th.
The Mid-South Conference Player of the Year was 40th in total three-pointers made with 69, 49th in threes made per game at 2.09 and 50th in three-point shooting, checking in at 39.0 percent.
Setty was 11th in the nation in total points with 613 and his 18.58 points per game was good for 18th.
The two-time first-team all-conference pick also made his mark on the glass this season. He was also 19th in defensive rebounds, averaging 5.6, and 23rd in total rebounds with 256 and 32nd in rebounds per game, averaging 7.8 per contest.
Setty was also 34th in the nation with 59 steals, and his 69 three-point baskets was good for 40th. He shot 47.2 percent from the floor, had 2.09 made three-point shots per game and 1.8 steals per game, all of which were 49th in the country.
The four members of the NAIA Scholar-Athlete team from the women’s basketball team were Brogan Conley, Jennifer Grant, Brittany Swindall and Caitlin Wheeler.
Conley is a junior from Paintsville, who majors in business administration emphasizing accounting; Grant, a senior from Ponce de Leon, Fla., majoring in business administration emphasizing accounting, management and sport management; Swindall, a junior from Pikeville who majors biology; and Caitlin Wheeler, a junior from Buckhorn, majoring in criminal justice.
In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.