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Beatty and Mayberry Named to All-Summit League Teams

Beatty and Mayberry Named to All-Summit League Teams

TULSA, Okla. – The Summit League announced Thursday that Oral Roberts women's basketball student-athletes Lakota Beatty and Maya Mayberry were honored with postseason accolades by the league office in voting by head coaches, sports information directors and select media members.

Beatty was named to the All-Summit League First Team while Mayberry earned a spot on the Second Team.

"We are so proud of both Lakota and Maya for being honored by the Summit League in this way," Head Coach Misti Cussen said. "These individual awards are representative of a great team effort this season."

A redshirt senior from Anadarko, Oklahoma, Beatty led ORU in scoring with 15 points per game and 436 total points in her final season. She is also one of the league leaders in overall field-goal percentage, averaging 44.2 percent. She also ranks sixth in the league in three-point shooting at 43.2 percent. She scored in double-digits in 21 of her 29 games played this season and recorded a career high 35 points at North Dakota on February 16 going 14-for-20 from the field. Beatty started in all 29 regular season games for the Golden Eagles.

Mayberry, a sophomore from Fayetteville, Arkansas, totaled 393 points during the season and started in 27 games played. She leads her team in shooting from long range and ranks fourth in the Summit League in three-point percentage at 44 percent. She is also eighth in the league in points per game at 14.6. Mayberry recorded double-digit efforts in 18 games this season with a career high 31 point outing at home against North Dakota State on January 26.

Oral Roberts wrapped up the regular season with a 10-6 Summit League record placing them tied for third. The Golden Eagles open the 2019 Summit League Tournament Sunday as the No. 4 seed against No. 5 seed Western Illinois. ORU went 2-0 against the Leathernecks during the regular season. Tournament action begins with the quarterfinals on Saturday and Sunday before Monday's semifinals as the entire tournament can be seen on ESPN+ and the WatchESPN App. The championship will tip Tuesday at 1 p.m. and air nationally on ESPNU. 

The complete list of the 2018-19 Summit League honors is listed below:

First Team
Allison Arens, South Dakota
Lakota Beatty, Oral Roberts
Ciara Duffy, South Dakota
Madison Guebert, South Dakota State
Lexi Klabo, North Dakota
Macy Miller, South Dakota State

Second Team
Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois
Olivia Kaufmann, Western Illinois
Tagyn Larson, South Dakota State
Maya Mayberry, Oral Roberts
Madison Nelson, Denver

Honorable Mention
Chloe Lamb, South Dakota
Lauren Loven, Denver
Samantha Romanowski, Denver
Myah Selland, South Dakota State
Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota

All-Newcomer Team
Paiton Burckhard, South Dakota State
Mariah Murdie, Omaha
Danni Nichols, Western Illinois
Sh'Toya Sanders, Purdue Fort Wayne
Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota

Player of the Year

Macy Miller, South Dakota State

Defensive Player of the Year

Allison Arens, South Dakota

Sixth Woman of the Year

Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota

Freshman of the Year

Danni Nichols, Western Illinois

Newcomer of the Year

Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota

Coach of the Year

Dawn Plitzuweit, South Dakota 

For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.

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