Mounsey Named First Team All-American
Joe Denoyer - April 11, 2018 11:14 am
LIBERAL, Kan. – The postseason awards continue to pour in for the Lady Saints basketball team after finishing a season that saw a Jayhawk and Region VI Championship en route to a top five finish at the NJCAA National Tournament. Two-Time All-Conference and All-Region VI sophomore Mollie Mounsey can now add two-time First-Team All-American to her resume after being named to the prestigious list on Wednesday afternoon.
Mounsey becomes just the second Lady Saint to be named 1st Team All-American two times, joining Seward County Hall of Famer Kim Ortega who accomplished the feat in 2001 and 2002. Mounsey wrapped up her phenomenal career by averaging 18.9 points per game, scoring 663 points in the year. Though she didn’t break her record for most three’s made in a season, she did become a much more efficient shooter, making 43.8 percent from behind the arc and nearly 50 percent of all her shots fell. Her 113 made three pointers ranked third in the nation. Mounsey set the record for free throw percentage in season this year, making 88.1 percent of her shots from the charity stripe.
By seasons end, Mounsey had jumped up the list on nearly every offensive record. She finished her career as the second leading scorer in Lady Saints history with 1,360 points, just eight shy of tying Tegan Cunningham’s record. Her 256 career three-pointers were over 60 more than the previous record set by Alyson Uppendahl. Mounsey also ends her prestigious career with the third most made field goals (458) and third best scoring average (19.4 ppg) in Seward County history.
Mounsey becomes the Lady Saints 24th All-American and 10th First Team All-American. Butler’s Ericka Mattingly (Third Team) and Hutchinson’s Jada Mickens (Honorable Mention) were the only other Jayhawk Conference All-American selections.