The Association of Independent Institutions’ All-Conference Awards were presented at the Championship Tournament Banquet on February 27, and All-Tournament Awards were presented following the Championship Game on March 1.
Congratulations go out to the following C of O Lady Cats receiving awards:
- Junior guard Abby Oliver (Strafford, Mo.) - 1st Team All-Conference, Championship Tournament All-Tournament Team, and Tournament Most Outstanding Player;
- Senior Ashley Forrest (Branson, Mo.) - Honorable Mention All-Conference, Champion of Character;
- Senior Aleksei Smith (Berryville, AR) - Second Team All-Conference, All-Tournament Team;
- Sophomore Annie Noah (Theodosia, MO) - First Team All-Conference, All-Tournament Team;
- Sophomore guard Kyra Hardesty (Washington, MO) - All-Tournament Team.
Becky Mullis, head women’s basketball coach, was selected as the 2019-20 A.I.I. Coach of the Year after leading the Bobcats to a 29-4 record and a No. 5 national ranking in the NAIA Division II poll. This is her fourth consecutive year to win the award.
The Lady Bobcats received a bid to the NAIA D-II National Championship Tournament for their success over the weekend. More information on seeding and game times will be available on Thursday.
Congrats to our Lady Bobcats!