Hammer Listed Among CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team, All-America Ballot Honorees Announced In Mid-March

Hammer Listed Among CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team, All-America Ballot Honorees Announced In Mid-March
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – Along with being tabbed First Team All-NSIC and South Division Player of the Year, Wayne native Kylie Hammer was listed among the 2021-22 Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, Hammer now advances to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America ballot with honorees to be announced in mid-March.

Hammer, a 5-6 guard from Wayne, maintains a 3.916 grade point average majoring in elementary education.

On the court this season, she led the NSIC in scoring at 20.1 points per game including a league-best 21.3 points per game in NSIC games (19). She is just the third player (fourth time) in school history to average more than 20 points per game in a season, joining Linda Schnitzler (26.2 ppg in 1988-89) and Connie Kunzmann (20.4 in 1976-77 and 20.1 in 1975-76) as the only other players to achieve the feat.

In NSIC games, Hammer scored double figures in 18 of 19 league games that included 11 contests of 20 or more points. She scored season-highs of 31 points at Sioux Falls on December 4 and at Winona State on December 17 and had a streak of five straight games over 20 points from January 21 through February 5. She was named NSIC South Division Player of the Week on December 6 after averaging 28.5 points per game vs. Southwest Minnesota State and Sioux Falls.

Hammer has already earned the NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic With Distinction Award and is a Edward Jones Presidential Scholar Athlete while also serving the last three years as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Other District 7 representatives (Great American, Mid-America, Northern Sun) include Hunter Bentley of Washburn; Aislinn Duffy of Augustana; Kelsey Johnson of Central Oklahoma; Whitney Randall of Fort Hays State and Amber Stevahn of Minot State.

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