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LCU women earn regional basketball honors

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[March 01, 2014]  DUNBAR, Wis. — On February 27, Lincoln Christian University (LCU) women’s basketball traveled to Wisconsin to participate in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Div II Midwest regional tournament. An important and highly anticipated part of the tournament is the annual awards banquet that celebrate excellence among the teams, name players to the all-region team, name the coach-of-the-year, and recognize Academic All-Americans.

During the Thursday night banquet, two LCU players were recognized for the all-region team. Junior guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham, IL/Effingham High) was named to the all-region first team. Colclasure led LCU in scoring this year with 462 points, a 21 points-per-game average, and with 98 assists. Senior guard Moriah Kirkpatrick (Mt. Vernon, IL/John A. Logan CC) was named to the all-region second team. Kirkpatrick was second in scoring and assists for the Red Lions this year with 278 points and 86 assists.

Also acknowledged were LCU's three Academic All-Americans, Kirkpatrick, Alicia Carson (Gobles, MI/Bloomingdale High) and Emily Sheley (Lincoln, IL/Lincoln Community HS). The NCCAA honors scholar athletes who have maintained at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA through their junior or senior year.

Lincoln Christian University Head Women's Basketball Coach Amanda Bowman was also awarded regional Coach-of-the-Year. Bowman led the Red Lions to an overall record of 13-9 on the regular season and a #2 seed in the regional tournament. Since January, the Red Lions have gone 10-4 winning their last eight games in a row.

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LCU’s School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) - Division II. Founded in Lincoln, Illinois in 1944, Lincoln Christian University’s three schools – the School of Undergraduate Studies, the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies and the Seminary – share a mission to nurture and equip Christians with a Biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world. For more information about the Red Lions visit

[Text received; TODD SPELLMAN, Lincoln Christian University]

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