Three Lady Ranger basketball players were honored by the NAIA as being named a 2011-12 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Northwestern’s Autumn Klugh, Audrey Richmond and Macy Gibson were three of 127 student-athletes chosen for the honor.
Klugh, a senior guard from Fort Cobb, earned the honor for the second consecutive season. Klugh adds this to a long list of accolades. The Fort Cobb native joined Northwestern's 1000-Point Club and broke the school's three-pointer record. She was named Honorable Mention All-Conference in 2012 and shared the Sportsmanship Award in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Richmond, a junior forward from Cherokee; and Gibson, a junior guard from Afton, were both named in their first season eligible for the award.
Richmond was an intricate part of former head coach Stephanie Shaw's team that fell in the opening round of the conference tournament against No. 6 Lubbock Christian. The junior averaged 13.6 points per game and was named Second Team All-Sooner Athletic Conference. Like Klugh, Richmond joined the 1000-Point Club.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
Mon, March 19, 2012
by Allan Scarabello