Two Saint Francis basketball players received All-America status from the NAIA, it was announced Wednesday.
Senior guard Kayla Drake was named to the Division II womens second team, and ex-Bishop Dwenger standout Scott Kohne was named to the mens third team.
Drake, from Kokomo, averaged 15.8 points in leading the Cougars to the No. 2 national ranking and a berth in the tournaments Elite Eight. Earlier, she was named All-Crossroads League first team, and to the All-NAIA tournament second team. She averaged 16.3 points in three tournament games in Sioux City, Iowa.
A two-time Crossroads League Player of the Week this season, Kohne was named to the all-league first team and was also named to the conferences all-defensive team.
The 6-foot-7 forward was third in the league and 17th in NAIA scoring with a 19.0 average, third nationally in rebounding (10.2), first in the Crossroads League and 11th in the nation in blocked shots (55) and led the conference with 17 double-doubles.
Also, Huntington junior Shane Merryman was named to the All-America third team. The ex-Carroll standout averaged 21.9 points and also named to the All-Crossroads League first team.
Bruce Grimm Jr. of Grace was named to the All-America first team.