Mt. Pleasant, IA- Ruble Arena had good reason to be buzzing this past season as the basketball teams combined for a 50-10 record on the season, and an 18-0 record at home. Additionally, both teams ended the season as Continental Athletic Conference (CAC) champions, touted All-Conference coaches, and made the National Tournament for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The NAIA recognized one member of the men’s team and two members of the women’s team for the season that they had.
For the men’s team, Henry Shannon was named an Honorable Mention for the NAIA after leading the team in points with 12.9 per game and rebounds with 6.4 per game. The freshman played a big part in the offense, especially in the CAC tournament as he hit the game winner against Haskell Indian Nations with the Tigers on the brink of elimination. Shannon was also named 1st Team All-Conference and is the first Tiger to receive NAIA honors since the 2010-2011 season where Nate Fuqua was named an All-American.
For the women’s team, Isabell West was tabbed an Honorable Mention and Kyla Moore was selected as Honorable Mention for the second time in her career. West led the Tigers in points and rebounds as she nearly averaged a double-double with 18.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. She was also named CAC Newcomer of the Year, CAC Player of the Year, and CAC Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Moore had an excellent year as well averaging 15.3 points per game along with 2.5 steals per game. Both players received CAC 1st Team All-Conference honors. This is the first time in school history that two players earned Honorable Mention honors in the same season.