Bethel College junior basketball player Abby Schmidt has picked up two more honors.

She was named honorable mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in the NAIA Division and she was named an honorable mention NAIA All-American.

Schmidt played 30 games last season, scoring 15.6 points a game with 14.0 rebounds a game. She had 16 assists, 16 steals and 98 blocked shots. She shot 63.6% from the field.

Schmidt posted 20 double-doubles for the season.

Among the school records she set last season were rebounds in a game, rebounds in a season and rebounds in a career, blocked shots in a season and blocked shots in a career.

She led the nation (NAIA Division II) in total blocks, field goal percentage and total rebounds, finished second in rebounds per game, blocks per game and defensive rebounds per game. She was ninth in offensive rebounds per game.

"Being named an All-American is an unbelievable honor and something I couldn't have dreamed of before arriving at Bethel College," Schmidt said. "My coaches and teammates have pushed me every day to set some high goals and I'm proud to have achieved this one. I couldn't be more grateful to all those in the Bethel community who have supported me along the way."

"I am so happy for Abby," Threshers coach Drew Johnson said. "She worked relentlessly hard this offseason to prepare herself physically to perform, as well as mentally to be able to lead our program. She was the most consistent player I have ever had the chance to coach. This award is a testament to her time and effort in the gym."

Schmidt is just the second BC player to earn the WBCA award behind April Harpe. Previous NAIA All-Americans at Bethel include Harpe, Chelsea Harris, Hannah Blackburn, Lisa Schmidt and DeAnn Dick.

Schmidt earlier was named Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She was named a first-team All-KCAC selection and a two-time KCAC defensive player of the year.

Remington High School graduate Kelcey Hinz, a sophomore at Kansas Wesleyan, was named third team All-American by the NAIA and honorable mention All-American by the WBCA.

NAIA All-America Team


Philly Lammers, Concordia (Neb.), Omaha, Neb., C, sr., 5-11

Kynedi Cheeseman, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), Alexandria, S.D., G, sr., 5-9

Shandra Farmer, Hastings (Neb.), Hastings, Neb., G, sr., 5-3

Sarah Fryman, Huntington (Ind.), Huntington, Ind., F, sr., 5-9

Morgan McKinney, Northwest Christian (Ore.), Lake Oswego, Ore., G, jr., 5-9

Peyton Banks, Siena Heights (Mich.), Wadsworth, Ohio, F, so., 5-11

Taylah Simmons, Southeastern (Fla.), Melbourne, Australia, F, jr., 6-1

Kaitlin Aylward, St. Francis (Ill.), Elmwood Park, Ill., C, sr., 6-0

Becca Buchs, Taylor (Ind.), Angola, Ind., F, sr., 5-11

Brooke Hammonds, Union (Ky.), Pennington Gap, Va., F, jr., 5-10


Chinna Fair, Antelope Valley (Calif.), Midwest, Okla., G, jr., 5-10

Grace Barry, Concordia (Neb.), Lincoln, Neb., G, sr., 5-7

Jordan Woodvine, Corban (Ore.), Salem, Ore., F, sr., 5-11

Kendall Fisher, Lawrence Tech (Mich.), Indianapolis, Ind., G, so., 5-2

Abby Downard, Marian (Ind.), Avon, Ind., G, jr., 5-7

Kylee Heurung, Mayville State (N.D.), Brainerd, Minn., F, jr., 5-10

Sammy Stejskal, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), Arlington Heights, Ill., G, sr., 5-10

Chanel Fanter, Saint Xavier (Ill.), Crystal Lake, Ill., F, sr., 5-10

Kylah Comley, Sterling, Sterling, G, jr., 5-4

Brittney Justice, WVU Tech (W.Va.), Danese, W.Va., G, jr., 5-7


Abby Oliver, College of the Ozarks (Mo.), Strafford, Mo., G, jr., 5-6

Sarah Carr, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), Huron, S.D., F, sr., 6-0

Erika Feenstra, Dordt (Iowa), Hull, Iowa, F, jr., 6-0

DeAnn Kauffman, Indiana Tech, Williamsburg, Ind., F, sr., 5-11

Kelcey Hinz, Kansas Wesleyan, Whitewater, F, so., 6-1

Sierra Mitchell, Morningside (Iowa), Pleasant Hill, Iowa, G, jr., 5-6

Demi Russell, Siena Heights (Mich.), Toledo, Ohio, F, sr., 5-11

Marlena Schmidt, Southeastern (Fla.), Eighty Four, Pa., C, sr., 6-6

Kylie Wroblewski, St. Ambrose (Iowa), Bettendorf, Iowa, F, fr., 6-2

Mia Belvin, UC Merced (Calif.), Long Beach, Calif., G, sr., 5-7


Sarah Miller, Ave Maria (Fla.), F

Elexis Martinez, Bellevue (Neb.), F

McKenzie Alton, Benedictine-Mesa (Ariz.), G

Abby Schmidt, Bethel, C

Kaitlynn Hennessee, Bryan (Tenn.), G

Deandra Luna, Bryan (Tenn.), G

Annie Noah, College of the Ozarks (Mo.), F

Jessi Giles, Dakota State (S.D.), G

Jane Nelson, Eastern Oregon, G

Danae Ruiz, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), G

Vironnica Drake, Grace (Ind.), G

Gabby Grasso, Hastings (Neb.), F

Tianna Ayulo, Johnson Wales (Fla.), F

Erynn Young, Lincoln (Ill.), F

Imani Guy, Marian (Neb.), F

Brittany Roberts, McPherson, F

Ro'Zhane Wells, Michigan-Dearborn, G

Taylor Gregory, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio), F

Sammy Blum, Northwestern (Iowa), G

Tori Lennartz, Northwestern Ohio, G

Staci Dinsmore-Pertuset, Ohio Christian, G

Bethany Headrick, Reinhardt (Ga.), G

Catherine Shope, Reinhardt (Ga.), G

Sydney Holden, Rio Grande (Ohio), G

Deesha Brefford, Robert Morris (Ill.), G

Lexey Tobel, Rochester (Mich.), G

Lauren McBryar, Saint Francis (Ind.), G

Claire Austin, Saint Xavier (Ill.), F

Maddie Welter, Saint Xavier (Ill.), G

Abby Buchs, Taylor (Ind.), G

Mackenzie Huber, Valley City State (N.D.), C

Gabby Bruno, Warner Pacific (Ore.), G

WBCA All-America Team

(NAIA Division)

Kaila Anthony, Loyola University (La.)

Kaitlin Aylward, University of St. Francis

Kynedi Cheeseman, Dakota Wesleyan University

Haylee Croom, Freed-Hardeman University

Bailey Cummins, Shawnee State University

Madison Faulkner, Campbellsville University

Abby Oliver, College of the Ozarks

Abby Selzer, Oklahoma City University

Stephanie Soares, The Master's University

Reagan Turner, Lindsey Wilson College

Honorable mention

Jordan Alford, Columbia College (Mo.)

Reyna Ammons, University of Science Arts of Oklahoma

Tianna Ayulo, Johnson Wales University (Fla.)

Becca Buchs, Taylor University

Victoria Chea, VanG University

Abby Downard, Marian College

Parker Esary, University of Providence

Chanel Fanter, Saint Xavier University

Sarah Fryman, Huntington University

Savannah Gregory, Campbellsville University

Amanda Hill, Kansas Wesleyan University

Kelcey Hinz, Kansas Wesleyan University

Morgan Martin, Bethel University (Tenn.)

Morgan McKinney, Northwest Christian University

Brianna Mueller, Lindenwood-Belleville

Joy Sadler, Middle Georgia State University

Abby Schmidt, Bethel

Emily Schultz, Thomas More University

Tyasia Willis, Bethel University (Tenn.)

Miranda Zaragoza, William Jessup University