KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lyon College women's basketball player Kiara Moore (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) has been named a 2016-17 NAIA Third Team All-American, which was announced by the national office on Thursday. Moore becomes the 10th player in program history to earn NAIA All-American status. The Scots have also had at least one All-American in eight straight years, dating back to 2009.
A total of 30 women's basketball players were selected as All-Americans, with 10 on each of the three teams.
Moore led the ninth-ranked Scots with 13.3 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game in 2016-17. She also scored in double-figures 21 times, and had a season high 29 points against Williams Baptist on Feb. 11. The Little Rock, Ark., native also shot 40.7 percent on 131-of-322 field goal attempts, and posted a 33.1 three-point field goal percentage.
Moore was also selected as the American Midwest Conference Player of the Week once this year, and named to the All-AMC First Team, while garnering Newcomer of the Year honors.
Moore helped guide the Scots to a 28-6 season, as the 28 wins are tied for second most in program history. Lyon made their sixth straight National Tournament appearance, and second consecutive appearance in the second round of the Tournament. The Scots moved past the University of Pikeville (Ky.) 71-59, before falling to Westmont College (Calif.) 65-53.
Oklahoma City University's Daniela Wallen was named the National Player of the Year, as the Stars won their ninth national championship in program history. OCU's head coach Bo Overton was also named the National Coach of the Year.
Eight other players from the AMC earned All-American honors, with two named to the First Team in Freed-Hardeman's Taleeah Cross and Kim Mallory. Columbia's Ashlee Marlatt and Morgan Brandt, Harris-Stowe's Brionna Taylor, Lindenwood-Belleville's Brianna Mueller and Alison Webb, and William Woods's Jasmine Brown were named honorable mentions.