Four Earn Women's Basketball All-Conference Honors

University of the Ozarks women's basketball players Hailey Ostrander, Delanei Stephens, Savannah Kate Smith and Kerigan Bradshaw received honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Monday (Feb. 26) following a vote of the league's head coaches.

Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks women's basketball players Hailey Ostrander, Delanei Stephens, Savannah Kate Smith and Kerigan Bradshaw received honors from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Monday (Feb. 25) following a vote of the league's head coaches.
     
Ostrander, a 5-foot-6 senior guard from Alma, Ark., was named to the All-East Division First Team. Stephens, a 5-foot-9 junior forward from Coal Hill, Ark., and Smith, a 5-foot-7 senior guard from Perryville, Ark., were named to the All-East Division Honorable Mention Team. Bradshaw, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard from Harrison, Ark., made the East Division All-Freshman Team.

Ostrander ranked 14thin the ASC in scoring (13.0), tenth in free throw percentage (76.6%), fifth in three-pointers made per game (2.0) and sixth in minutes played (32.2). On the season, she made 53-of-162 (32.7%) from the three-point line, while dishing out 2.2 assists per game. She also averaged 1.5 steals per game. A starter in all 26 games, Ostrander hit a three-pointer in 20 of those games. She made two or more three-pointers 17 times. She scored 20 or more points six times and made five three-pointers and scored 25 points against Hendrix College. She had six steals on two occasions. She finishes her career with 991 points and hit 153 three-pointers. 

Stephens ranked among the ASC's top-10 in rebounding (6.7) and field goal percentage (44.6). She was 13thin blocked shots (.7) and 17thin scoring (11.9). She hit 73 percent from the free throw line, while posting four double-doubles on the season. Stephens scored 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds against Sul Ross State University. She reached double figures in scoring 17 times. She hit over 50 percent from the field 11 times. Stephens was named ASC Player of the Week and earned a spot on the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week once during the season.    

Smith finished 26thin the ASC in scoring (9.4) and sixth in free throw percentage (78.3%). A starter in all 26 games, Smith led the team in assists per game (2.5) and ranked second on the team in steals per game (1.4). She averaged 4.7 rebounds per game and hit 25 three-pointers. She scored in double figures 11 times. She recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against UT-Tyler. She had 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field against Belhaven. She had five steals, six assists and 14 points against Hardin-Simmons University. She was named ASC Player of the Week once during the season.

Bradshaw finished second in the conference in free throw percentage (84.2%). For the season, she averaged 6.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 26 games. She reached double figures in scoring five times. She had a career-best 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor against McMurry University. She had ten points and nine rebounds against Concordia University Texas.

Under first-year head coach Kourtni Williams, the Eagles qualified to compete in the ASC Playoffs.