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5 Swedes Earn All-KCAC Honors


Wichita, Kan. ( – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced the 2023-24 KCAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference teams and award winners. Student-athletes were selected for all awards by vote of the KCAC head women’s basketball coaches.

Tabor College took home the regular-season conference title for the third consecutive season, with a 21-1 record in conference play, as part of a 24-4 overall record. Shawn Reed, the Bluejays’ head coach, was named the Lonnie Kruse Coach of the Year by his peers.

Tanea Sims of the University of Saint Mary was named the KCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. From Friends University, Taylor Jackson was named the KCAC Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year, and Lauren McIver was named the KCAC Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Year. Kamie Jenkins of Evangel University earned the KCAC Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Year honor.

Representing Bethany College were 5 Swedes: R’Manie Pulling (2nd Team), Jaden Newfarmer (3rd Team), Kisa Unruh (Honorable Mention), Lauren Gleason (Honorable Mention), and Kylie Dunn (All-Defensive Team).

R’Manie Pulling was a great change of pace player off the bench this year for the Swedes. Pulling ranked top-10 in the KCAC with 130 field goals made throughout the entire season.

Jaden Newfarmer got the starting nod midway through the season and she made the most of it. Newfarmer ranked top-10 in field goal percentage (49.8%), total rebounds (154), assists (58), and steals (44) during conference play.

Kisa Unruh maintained her ability to shoot the long ball. Unruh finished with 57 3-pointers made throughout the season which was good for 6th most in the KCAC.

Lauren Gleason started all 28 games the Swedes played. Gleason finished top-10 in field goal percentage (49.5%) and offensive rebounds (66) throughout the season.

Kylie Dunn was a defensive stalwart throughout the season. Dunn’s defensive metrics helped earn her a place on the KCAC All-Defense team.

To see the statistics and rankings for the NAIA, click here.

To see the statistics and rankings for the KCAC, click here.

Below is the full list of All-KCAC Honorees:



Tanea Sims (U)@University of Saint MarySr.FHouston, Texas
Alyvia Owens (U)Tabor CollegeSr.FHutchinson, Kan.
Taylor Jackson (U)(D)Friends UniversityJr.FHouston, Texas
Korynn Clason (U)Sterling CollegeJr.GCambridge, Neb.
Rayland Garner (U)Friends UniversitySo.FKingfisher, Okla.


Kamie Jenkins (U)(F)Evangel UniversityFr.FBastesville, Ark.
R’Manie Pulling (U)Bethany CollegeSr.GDenver, Colo.
Kennedy Bankett (U)Ottawa UniversityJr.GGlenn Dale, Md.
Alanis Delgado (U)University of Saint MaryJr.GSurprise, Ariz.
LaMyah Ricks (U)Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.GDeSoto, Kan.


Madie McCoyTabor CollegeSr.G/FWellsville, Kan.
Kendall LockeBethel CollegeFr.GAzle, Texas
Paige PendleyUniversity of Saint MarySr.GElgin, Okla.
Lauryn McIver #Friends UniversitySo.GPhoenix, Ariz.
Jaden NewfarmerBethany CollegeJr.GWichita, Kan.


Hannah Pinkston (U)Avila UniversitySr.G/FSpringfield, Mo.
Micah ClaytonEvangel UniversityJr.FTulsa, Okla.
Kassidy Beam (U)Tabor CollegeJr.GMcPherson, Kan.
Alissa HeskampSterling CollegeJr.GSpearville, Kan.
Lillie VeerTabor CollegeFr.GNewton, Kan.
Haley MeelyOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityJr.GJenks, Okla.
Jill StephensKansas Wesleyan UniversityJr.GColby, Kan.
Carson DillardEvangel UniversitySo.GFarmington, Ark.
Ja’Neysha HendircksTabor CollegeSr.GTopeka, Kan.
Zariah TillmanOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityJr.GRichardson, Texas
Demi ArnoldUniversity of Saint MarySr.GWellsville, Kan.
Natalie RichardsBethel CollegeJr.GReno, Nev.
Keely BarnardUniversity of Saint MaryFr.GOlathe, Kan.
Kisa UnruhBethany CollegeJr.GDodge City, Kan.
Laruen GleasonBethany CollegeJr.FDodge City, Kan.


Kamie Jenkins (F)Evangel UniversityFr.FBatesville, Ark.
Kendall LockeBethel CollegeFr.GAzle, Texas
Lillie VeerTabor CollegeFr.GNewton, Kan
Keely BarnardUniversity of Saint MaryFr.GOlathe, Kan.
Odessa OzunaKansas Wesleyan UniversityFr.GFort Worth, Texas


Taylor Jackson (D)Friends UniversityJr.FHouston, Texas
Teegan WerthTabor CollegeJr.GHillsboro, Kan.
Kylie DunnBethany CollegeJr.GKansas City, Kan.
Tanea Sims @University of Saint MarySr.FHouston, Texas
Jazzy KirbyEvangel UniversityJr.GRepublic, Mo.


(U) = Unanimous Selection

@= Selected “Player of the Year.”

# = Selected “Newcomer of the Year.”

(F)= Selected “Freshman of the Year.”

(D) = Selected “Defensive Player of the Year.”