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Tabor’s Owens, Mata-Lloyd Named Finalists for ESPN Wichita 92.3 Honorary ESPYs



WICHITA, Kan. ( – ESPN Wichita 92.3 has released the finalists for their Honorary ESPYs Awards, presented by UBuildIt Wichita and INTRUST Bank.

Alyvia Owens has been named a finalist for Small College Female Athlete of the Year after helping lead the Lady Bluejays to the 2024 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) regular season title in Women’s Basketball, the 2024 KCAC Women’s Basketball tournament title, and a berth in the 2024 NAIA Women’s Basketball tournament. Owens led the Bluejays in scoring, averaging 11.6 points per game, while shooting an incredible 52.1% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range. Owens brought in 4.7 boards per game and snagged 1.7 steals in addition to her performance on offense.

Owens earned numerous awards, including 1st team All-KCAC honors, as well as being named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Honorable Mention All-American.

Tyler Mata-Lloyd has been named a finalist for the Small College Male Athlete of the Year after helping lead Bluejay Baseball to a 38-16 overall record and a trip to the NAIA Baseball Opening Round, where Tabor fell to eventual National Champion, Hope International, in the Opening Round championship game. Mata-Lloyd hit .396 on the season, recording 74 hits, 39 RBIs, and scoring 79 runs and hitting four homers.

Mata-Lloyd garnered awards at both the KCAC and NAIA level, most recently being named as an NAIA 3rd team All-American.

Bluejay fans can cast their votes here.

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Tabor College is a Christ-centered institution located in Hillsboro, Kansas. The Bluejays are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and compete in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).