D2CCA honors Barton's Wynn with All-Region accolade

D2CCA honors Barton's Wynn with All-Region accolade
by Cory Guinn

HIGH POINT, N.C. –  Barton College sophomore forward Kianna Wynn has been selected to the 2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Women's Basketball All-Region Team.

The D2CCA All-Region award is the first for Wynn, who was placed on the second team. This honor comes on the heels of the forward also being named Conference Carolinas First Team All-Conference earlier in the month.

Wynn earned her recognition after leading the Lady Bulldogs in scoring at 18.4 points per game, while pulling down 10.4 rebounds per contest, ranking her third overall in the conference. She shot 55.1 percent from the field and recorded 20 double-doubles over 30 games during the season.

The 2016-17 regular season for Wynn was highlighted by a career-high 38 points, shooting 13-for-17 from the floor and 12-for-18 from the free throw line, with 16 rebounds in a January showdown with Converse College on the road.

She scored at least 20 points on 12 different occasions during the season, going over the 1,000 career-point mark in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal contest against North Greenville, and totaled 313 rebounds, the third highest single season total for a Barton women's basketball player.

Wynn also helped lead the Lady Bulldogs into the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the 22nd consecutive season where No. 4 Barton has defeated No. 5 North Greenville 89-62 in the quarterfinals before being eliminated by No. 1 seed Limestone College in the semifinals.

Sports information directors from NCAA Division II Southeast Region schools and conferences selected the two D2CCA All-Southeast Region teams. The process concludes with All-America selections announced later in the month.

Second team ties were not broken, resulting in a six-member all-region team.

2016-17 D2CCA Women's Basketball All-Southeast Region Team

First Team

Name, School, (Yr., Hometown)
Alexis Carter, Columbus State University (Jr., Atlanta, Ga.)
Breshay Johnson, Lander University (Jr., Hopkins, S.C.)
Jasmine Kearse, Limestone College (Sr., St. Augustine, Fla.)
Madison Lenox, Brevard College (Sr., Raleigh, N.C.)
Megan Pittman, Lincoln Memorial University­ (Sr., Liberty, Ky.) 

Second Team

Name, School, (Yr., Hometown)
Ashley Asouzu, Columbus State University (Sr., Dothan, Ala.)
Marta Miscenko, Wingate University (Jr., Riga, Latvia)
Ty'hesha Reynolds, Lander University (Sr., Savannah, Ga.)
Terri Rogers, Catawba College (Jr., Burlington, N.C.)
Mika Wester, Carson-Newman University (So., Newport, Tenn.)
Kianna Wynn, Barton College (So., Knightdale, N.C.)

Southeast Region Player of the Year

Breshay Johnson, Lander University (Jr., Hopkins, S.C)