RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - University of Tampa junior women's basketball standout Dori Nagy has been named a 2019-20 Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-American, as announced on Monday.
The junior from Pecs, Hungary was recognized as a second-team All-American after being selected the Sunshine State Conference and D2CCA South Region Player of the Year. Also a first-team all-SSC performer, Nagy was tabbed the SSC Player of the Week on three occasions this season for the league champions.
She led the Spartans to a 24-5 overall record and 19-1 SSC mark, setting a conference record for wins in a season. She led all Spartans while averaging 16.1 points per games and 9.5 rebounds per contest. Her 53.0 percent field goal percentage made her one of three Spartans to make over half their shots, joining LaShayla Wright-Ponder (59.2) and Melijah Sullivan (56.6). She also totaled a team-leading 13 double-doubles, including 11 in SSC games.
Nagy becomes the third player in program history to be named an All-American, joining Hall of Famers Kim Dix (1991, 1992) and Sheena Walton (2008). Four other former Spartans have earned honorable mention All-American honors, including Tori Lindbeck (1992), Crystal Ashley (1994, 1995), April Lindsey (1996) and Trysta Morenz (2000).
The lone player from the Sunshine State Conference on the All-America team, Quanesha Patterson from Delta State joined Nagy as the only South Region All-Americans. Union's Jada Smith was named honorable mention. Drury's Hailey Diestelkamp was named the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year.
Athletic Communications Directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences sponsoring women's basketball voted for the D2CCA All-America Team. The process begins at the regional level with all first-team All-Region picks advancing to the national ballot. This All-America program began in 2006.
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.