Midwestern State's Michael Loyd garnered first-team Daktronics All-South Central honors Wednesday as released by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.
The 6-1, 175-pound senior from Las Vegas led the Mustangs to the region's top seed and to a sixth Lone Star Conference championship while claiming the top seed in this weekend's South Central Regional at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
Loyd averaged 12.8 points and 3.5 assists per game this season and has tallied 1,035 points during his collegiate career, which included two seasons at BYU.
Joining Loyd on the first team are Missouri Southern center Keane Thomann, Washburn junior guard Will McNeill, Tarleton State senior forward Fabian Wilson and Arkansas-Monticello senior guard L.A. Farmer. All advance to the Daktronics All America ballot.
Thomann garnered Region Player of the Year honors and was the 2012 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year after leading the league and ranking 10th in NCAA Division II in scoring at 21.7 points per game.
Thomann also topped the MIAA in field goal percentage while rating third in both rebounds and blocks. He currently ranks sixth and 10th nationally in field goal percentage and scoring. He has 10 double-doubles this season and has moved into seventh place on MSSU's all-time scoring list with 1,505 points.
Thomann is the Lions' all-time leader in single season and career field goal percentage and was a four-time MIAA Player of the Week this season.
McNeill paced Washburn to an MIAA title averaging 20.1 points and 2.4 steals per game for the Ichabods.
Wilson, a 6-7 native of New Orleans, helped Tarleton State to a Lone Star Conference co-championship averaging 13 points and 7.2 rebounds a game.
Farmer ranks 18th in the nation in scoring with 20.6 points a game for Arkansas-Monticello.
Cameron guard Milton Garner, Missouri Southern guard Jason Adams, St. Mary's center Kevin Kotzur, Arkansas Tech guard Johnie Davis and West Texas A&M forward Donald Sims gained Daktronics All-South Central second-team honors.
Midwestern State senior Savannah Carver has been selected to the Daktronics Division II All-South Central Region second team that was announced Wednesday.
The 5-10 guard from Amarillo/Canyon Randall, was second in the Lone Star Conference and 79th nationally in scoring averaging 15.9 points per game. She led the top scoring offense in the LSC with 73.0 points per contest.
Carver was also eighth in the league in 3-point field goal percentage, hitting 32.4 percent from the arc, while ranking fifth in the conference with 1.7 treys per game.
Newman senior guard Satoria Bell leads the Daktronics All-South Central team as the South Central Region Player of the Year.
Joining Bell on the first team are Tarleton State senior guard Shelby Adamson, Cameron senior forward Sabelle Diata, Washburn senior guard Ebonie Williams and Abilene Christian sophomore guard Mack Langford.
Along with Carver on the second team were West Texas A&M senior guard Joni Unruh, Missouri Western senior forward Jessica Koch, Arkansas Tech junior guard Roselis Silva and Pittsburg State (Kan.) freshman forward Lizzy Jeronimus.
Each member of the first team All-South Central Region squad will join first team members from each of the other seven regions on the ballot for the Daktronics Division II Women's Basketball All-America Team.
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programming display system for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America with online nomination and voting process powered by AthleticSite.com.