(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) – Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson), senior forward Shelby Rupp (Batesville, Ind./Milan), junior forward Emily Schultz (Melbourne, Ky./Bishop Brossart) and head women's basketball coach Jeff Hans were recognized by the American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) with postseason honors.
Temple was named ACAA Player of the Year and was named first team All-ACAA. She leads the team in scoring (23.7 per game), rebounding (7.1 per game), assists (155) and steals (78). Temple is shooting 62.0 percent (230-of-371) from the field, including 44.4 percent (40-of-90) from behind the three-point arc. She has set the all-time scoring and assists record at Thomas More this season as she has 2,048 career points and 553 career assists.
Rupp was named first team All-ACAA. She is second on the team in scoring (11.5 per game), rebounds (6.8 per game) and assists (49). Rupp has also blocked 33 shots and recorded 34 steals. She has shot 60.0 percent (129-of-215) from the field in 27 games.
Schultz was a second team All-ACAA selection. She is averaged 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Schultz has blocked 32 shots, dished out 47 assists and has 23 steals. She is shooting 67.9 percent from the field as she has connected on 114-of-168 shots.
Hans earned the ACAA Coach of the Year honors as he has guided the Saints to the No. 1-ranking in NCAA Division III and a 27-0 record. He earned his 200th career win in the Saints' ACAA Semifinal run and has a 201-11 career record for a .948 winning percentage.
Thomas More will host the first/second rounds of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship on Friday and Saturday (March 1 and 2) as Saint Vincent College, Trine University and Emory University visit the Connor Convocation Center.