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2016-2017 Women's Basketball Awards

2016-2017 Women's Basketball GSAC Champion

2016-2017 Women's Basketball GSAC Tournament Champion

2016-2017 Women's Basketball All-GSAC Team
Athlete School Year Hometown
Aimee Brakken Westmont Sr. Issaquah, Wash.
Courtney Christmas Arizona Christian So. Peoria, Ariz.
Bianca Cubello The Master's Sr. Riverside, Calif.
Joclyn Kirton Biola Sr. Everett, Wash.
Claire Lamunu Vanguard Sr. Kampala, Uganda
Megan Lindsley The Master's Sr. Vancouver, Wash.
Lauren McCoy Westmont Jr. Arcata, Calif.
Annie Park Biola Sr. Torrance, Calif.
Natalie Perales San Diego Christian Sr. Anaheim, Calif.
Aysia Shellmire Westmont Sr. Burbank, Calif.
DeMoria White Biola Jr. Inglewood, Calif.

2016-2017 Women's Basketball GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Claire Lamunu Vanguard
GSAC Defensive Player of the Year Claire Lamunu Vanguard
GSAC Coach of the Year Alan Nakamura Biola

2016-2017 Women's Basketball GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Aubrey Bekendam The Master's Sr. Biblical Studies
Rona Chavez William Jessup Jr. Kinesiology
Jaime Goff Vanguard Sr. Leadership Studies
Maya Kennedy Vanguard Sr. English & Psychology
Joclyn Kirton Biola GS Business Administration
Claire Lamunu Vanguard Sr. Biochemistry
Lauren McCoy Westmont Jr. Political Science
Kelsey McKeon Menlo Sr. Marketing & Management
Hanna Tabron Vanguard Sr. Kinesiology
Emily Terwilliger Hope International Sr. Business Management

2016-2017 Women's Basketball NAIA All-Americans
Athlete Team School
Claire Lamunu 1st Team Vanguard
Aysia Shellmire 1st Team Westmont
Bianca Cubello 2nd Team The Master's
DeMoria White 2nd Team Biola
Annie Park 3rd Team Biola
Aimee Brakken Hon. Mention Westmont
Courtney Christmas Hon. Mention Arizona Christian
Joclyn Kirton Hon. Mention Biola
Megan Lindsley Hon. Mention The Master's
Lauren McCoy Hon. Mention Westmont

2016-2017 Women's Basketball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School
Aubrey Bekendam The Master's
Rona Chavez William Jessup
Jaime Goff Vanguard
Maya Kennedy Vanguard
Joclyn Kirton Biola
Claire Lamunu Vanguard
Lauren McCoy Westmont
Kelsey McKeon Menlo
Lindsey Payton Arizona Christian
Hanna Tabron Vanguard
Emily Terwilliger Hope International

2016-2017 Women's Basketball NAIA Scholar-Teams
School GPA
Biola 3.36
Vanguard 3.26
Arizona Christian 3.21
Menlo 3.19
Westmont 3.19
William Jessup 3.14


  • December 5, 2016
    • Player of the Week
      • Nyadoup Lam - San Diego Christian
      • Sophomore - 6-1 - Forward - National City, Calif.
      • Nyadoup Lam averaged 12.5 points, 12 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2 assists in the two wins last week to help San Diego Christian improve to 8-0, the best start in school history. In the win against Benedictine-Mesa (AZ), the senior forward recorded a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Lam is averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds per game this season.
  • December 12, 2016
    • Player of the Week
      • DeMoria White - Biola
      • Junior - 5-4 - Guard - Inglewood, Calif.
      • DeMoria White recorded 52 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals as she led Biola to a 2-0 record last week. The junior guard shot 19-for-36 (.528) from the field, incluing 9 made 3-pointers, and 5-for-6 (.833) at the free throw line. White dropped 34 points to lift the Eagles to a 5-point win over NCAA Division II foe Azusa Pacific. She is averaging 19.9 ppg this season, which is second-best in the GSAC.
  • January 2, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • Kayla Sato - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 5-8 - Guard - Torrance, Calif.
      • Kayla Sato led fourth-ranked Westmont to 3 more victories last week, scoring in double figures in each game. For the week, the sophomore guard shot 20-for-37 (.541) from the field, including 5-for-9 (.556) from the 3-point arch, and 4-for-4 at the line, and tallied 24 rebounds, 9 assists and 9 steals. Sato recorded a double-double against Southwestern (KS) with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
  • January 9, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • Claire Lamunu - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-1 - Forward - Kampala, Uganda
      • Last week Claire Lamunu averaged 26.5 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.5 steals as Vanguard won both games on its longest road trip of the year. For the week, she shot 23-for-41 (.561) from the field. The senior forward recorded two double-doubles with 21 points and 13 rebounds at William Jessup, followed by 32 points and 11 rebounds at Menlo.
  • January 16, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • Claire Lamunu - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-1 - Forward - Kampala, Uganda
      • Claire Lamunu registered 54 points, 33 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 blocks and 3 assists as Vangaurd extedned its winning streak to 12 games. For the week, the senior forward shot 23-for-38 (.605) from the field and 8-for-14 (.571) at the line. Against St. Katherine Lamunu had 24 points and 19 rebounds. What was a tied game entering the 4th quarter with Arizona Christian, ended up being another double-digit victory thanks to the play of Lamunu, who finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds.
  • January 23, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • DeMoria White - Biola
      • Junior - 5-4 - Guard - Inglewood, Calif.
      • DeMoria White was Biola's scoring leader last week and averaged over 20 points per game. Along with her 43 points, she had 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals. White shot 17-for-31 (.548) from the field, including 7-for-13 (.538) from 3-point range, and made both of her free throws. The junior guard has ten 20+ point games this season, including both outings this past week. White and her backcourt partner Annie Park both dropped in seven three-pointers in that same time frame, and they are both inside of the top-5 in the NAIA in made threes this year.
  • January 30, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • Claire Lamunu - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-1 - Forward - Kampala, Uganda
      • Claire Lamunu led No. 5-ranked Vanguard to wins against both of its GSAC opponents last week. She recorded two double-doubles averaging 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, and also grabbed 5 steals and blocked 2 shots. Lamunu continues to put up one of the most dominant statistical seasons in program history, including averaging nearly 20 points and 12 rebounds on the year. She has pushed Vanguard to another 20-win season and they are riding on a 16-game winning streak.
  • February 6, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • Claire Lamunu - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-1 - Forward - Kampala, Uganda
      • Claire Lamunu is at it again, dominating the interior en route to two more wins for the GSAC-leading Lions. She averaged 23.5 points and 11 rebounds over the pair of contests. The senior forward shot 17-for-36 (.472) from the field and 13-for-21 (.619) at the charity stripe. She also recorded 10 steals last week, including 7 against Menlo.
  • February 13, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • Claire Lamunu - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-1 - Forward - Kampala, Uganda
      • Claire Lamunu tallied two double-doubles to lead No. 5-ranked Vanguard to two confernce wins last week, including an overtime victory on the road at No. 3 Westmont. For the week, she shot 18-for-35 (.514) from the field and a perfect 6-for-6 at the line. The senior forward had 25 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks against Westmont. She followed that with 17 points and 17 rebounds as well as two assists and 2 steals against Hope International. Lamunu is currently second in the nation in both scoring (23.44) and rebounding (13.28) per game.
  • February 20, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • Aysia Shellmire - Westmont
      • Senior - 6-0 - Forward - Burbank, Calif.
      • Aysia Shellmire recorded 43 points and 18 rebounds in 52 minutes of play as Westmont won both of its GSAC games last week. She posted a field goal percentage of .667 (8-for-12) againt Menlo and .769 (10-for-13) against William Jessup. Shellmire moved within four points of tying the Westmont career scoring record, with 1383 currently. The senior ranks second in the GSAC in field goal percentage (.588), fourth in scoring (14.9 per game) and second in offensive rebounds (3.8 per game).
  • February 27, 2017
    • Player of the Week
      • Annie Park - Biola
      • Sophomore - 5-5 - Guard - Torrance, Calif.
      • On her senior night, Annie Park scored a career-high 36 points against Bethesda and broke the Biola record for 3-point makes in a game by shooting 11-of-16 (.688) from deep. The senior guard added 4 assists and 4 steals as she turned the game around and led the Eagles to victory after they trailed by double-digits early on. Against San Diego Christian, Park's 17 points, 3 rebounds and 5 steals helped the Eagles to a win over the Hawks that secured the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament for Head Coach Alan Nakamura's squad.