Written by Sports Information Student Assistant, Jake Sipes-Salter
HANOVER, Ind. - Hanover women's basketball senior Alexis Nall (Mount Vernon, Ind.) helped further her Panther legacy by garnering her second consecutive First Team All-Region honors from D3hoops.com this past week.
Nall, who was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year for both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 campaigns, was one of four league players to earn a spot on the All-Region squad for the Great Lakes. As was the case in 2018-19, Nall was the lone first-teamer from the HCAC named. Last year, Nall became the first player in Hanover women's basketball history to receive first team accolades from D3hoops.
During her senior season, Nall had a career-best 18.8 points per game and corralled nine rebounds per contest. In addition, Nall shot .557 from the field with a .472 mark from three-point range. In conference play, Nall averaged 22.8 points at a .561 shooting clip, with a .605 percentage from deep. Many of Nall's numbers led the conference, and some of them ranked high on the NCAA Division III leaderboards. Headlining these stats is her field goal percentage, which was 22nd-best in DIII last year, while her points per game average finished as the 47th highest in the nation.
In her final year in the Blue and Red, Nall received six HCAC Player of the Week awards, including three straight in February. During that stretch, the senior averaged 22.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest while shooting .568 from the field. During this string was a 20-point, 10-rebound outing versus Bluffton in which Nall shot 7-of-10 from the field en route to a 69-46 win on the road.
As a whole, the Panthers finished the campaign 19-7 overall, with a 17-1 conference slate in the regular season that earned them a share of the HCAC Regular Season Championship along with Transylvania. Offensively, this squad was one of the more potent in the country, as they finished 4th in three-point percentage (.371), 47th in field goal percentage (.420), and 47th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.00).