SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Spring Arbor University women's basketball player Kylie Townsley has been chosen as one of five student-athletes to the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) College Academic-Athletic Team.
The senior guard from Macomb, Michigan joins Central Michigan's Reyna Frost, Oakland University's Taylor Gleason, Calvin College's Anna Timmer and Saginaw Valley State's Emily Wendling as honorees.
For the second straight season, Townsley received All-Crossroads League recognition being voted to the Second Team. She started all 30 games in her final year with the Cougars and set career-highs in several offensive categories, including points with 508. The 5-foot-6 guard averaged 16.9 points per game, which ranked third in the league, while shooting 44 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line. Townsley also averaged 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game. Her 72 steals ranked second in the league.
The Macomb, Michigan native scored 20-plus points in nine games this season, including 28 against Rochester College. Townsley finished her spectacular career with 1,752 points which ranks as the fourth-most in program history. She also accumulated 637 rebounds and 299 steals.
In addition to her success on the court, Townsley has also demonstrated excellence in the classroom. She is a two-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete as a Health & Exercise Science/Psychology major. She was also selected for the NAIA/American Red Cross Leadership Program.
Each BCAM Honor Team pays tribute to five outstanding student-athletes from Michigan colleges and universities at the NCAA Division I, III and III levels, along with all NAIA classifications. To be eligible for the honor, players have to be either a starter or key reserve, must have reached sophomore standing, have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average.
To see the BCAM's official release of the 2017 BCAM Women's College Academic-Athletic Team, CLICK HERE.