KUHNS NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG SKY, HILLIARD AND MORENO EARN HONORABLE MENTION
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Women's basketball senior Kylie Kuhns was named first team all-Big Sky Conference while sophomore Fantasia Hilliard and junior Alle Moreno earned honorable mention, the league announced on Monday afternoon.
Kuhns is the Hornets' seventh first team all-conference selection since joining the Big Sky for the 1996-97 season. She joins Charday Hunt (2009-10), Cindy Alldrin (2005-06), Kim Sheehy (2004-05), Michelle St. Clair (2000-01), Sephora Scoubes (1999-00) and Julie Watsel (1997-98 and 1996-97) on the prestigious list of first team all-league honorees.
Kuhns is averaging 13.1 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocked shot per game this season. She became the Big Sky's and Sacramento State's all-time leading career rebounder this season (1,208) and also holds the school record for career steals (206). This year the Salem, Ore., native is leading the Big Sky in rebounding for the third straight season and is second in field goal percenting, shooting 55.4 percent from the floor. In addition to her two career records, Kuhns ranks No. 3 in Sacramento State's history with 1,483 points, No. 3 in field goals made with 595, No. 4 in blocked shots with 125, No. 5 in assists with 292 and No. 6 in free throws made with 289. She was named Big Sky Player of the Week once this year.
Hilliard was the Big Sky's freshman of the year last season and continued her strong play as a sophomore. The Sacramento HS graduate is averaging 12.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, a Big Sky conference-best 6.1 assists and 2.3 steals. Hilliard set the program's single-season assists record this year with 177 and counting. She is also the first player in school history to reach 150+ assists in two seasons. Through two seasons, she already ranks No. 4 in Sacramento State career history with 327 assists. In addition to leading the Big Sky, Hilliard ranks No. 19 in the nation averaging 6.1 assists per game. She was named Big Sky Player of the Week twice this season.
Moreno earned honorable mention status for the second straight season. The Lodi, Calif., native is averaging 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Moreno leads the Big Sky with 70 made 3-pointers this year and the junior has made 164 in her career, the fifth most in school history. She was named Big Sky Player of the Week on March 11 after averaging a team-best 18 points in wins over Montana and Montana State.
Sacramento State heads to the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Missoula, Mont., this weekend and will meet Idaho State at 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday. If the Hornets win, the semifinals of the tournament will be on Friday with the championship game on Saturday.