Flames' German Earns National Honor

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hollie German of Lee University and Brad Karp of Saint Xavier University headline the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® basketball teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.

Karp and German have been chosen as the winners of the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year award for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, respectively.

German, a mathematics and secondary education major from Benton, Tenn., owns a 3.98 GPA. The sixth-leading scorer in NAIA Division I with a 20.04 average, German has led the seventh-ranked Flames to a 24-2 record.

German, who is fourth in the NAIA with 75 three-point field goals, is ranked among the NAIA leaders free throw percentage (.800), assists (106), three-point field goal percentage (.387) and assists per game (4.1).

A second-team NAIA All-American in 2012, she was also named as the Southern States Athletic Conference’s Divisional Player of the Year and earned a spot on the all-conference team in 2012 when she helped the Lady Flames to a 30-4 record.

A biology major from Valparaiso, Ind., Karp carries a 3.61 grade point average. He leads the Cougars in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 22.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He ranks fourth in NAIA Division II in total scoring with 619 points, and he is quickly closing in on his 2,000th-career point. In addition, he has been named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week six times out of 13 weeks this season. He has led the seventh-ranked Cougars to a 25-4 record this season.

Joining German on the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Basketball first team are senior center Kelsey Canavan of Lubbock Christian University, senior guard Laura Carroll of Asbury University, sophomore forward Katie Gonnering of St. Francis (Ill.), and senior forward/center Esther Timmermans of Vanguard University.

The five members of the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Basketball first team have a 3.97 average G.P.A.

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