Kansas City, MO – Torie Murillo was selected to the First Team All HAAC squad, named HAAC Defensive Player of the Year, and now she has been named a NAIA Third-Team All American. After leading the nation in steals for the second consecutive year and putting in impressive performances for the Eagles at the national tournament, the honor comes as no surprise.
The selections are made by the NAIA Women's Basketball Coaches' Association All-America Committee and comprises a First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention Team. There are 10 members on each of the first three All-America teams.
As mentioned, Murillo led the nation in steals for the second consecutive year with 123 (164 in 2010-11). Murillo led the HAAC in assists with 172 on the year and averaged just under 12 points per contest, ranking 9th in the conference.
Head coach Larry Williams had the following to say on Murillo's contribution to the program over the last four years "If you're looking for an engine in your car, Torie is it. She's the motor that runs us both offensively and defensively. Her desire and passion for the game was an example for her teammates to follow and she'll be greatly missed next season."