Hanover's Alexi Nall. (Courier file photo)
Hanover's Alexi Nall. (Courier file photo)
Hanover women’s basketball player Alexis Nall as been named a first team all-Great Lakes region selection by D3hoops.com.

Nall, who was the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player in 2018-19, was one of three league players to receive recognition from D3hoops. Rose-Hulman’s Ally Bromenschenkel and Transylvania’s Shelby Boyle were both named third team all-region. The junior from Mount Vernon is the first player in Hanover women’s basketball program history to receive first team recognition from D3hoops.

Nall averaged 18.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game during a career-best season, all of which were also team-highs for Hanover. Additionally, the junior broke her own school record for single season field-goal percentage, shooting 59.1 percent from the floor, which ranks among the top 10 marks in the country.

Her performance inside conference play was even better at 19.5 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals per outing, while shooting better than 60 percent from the floor. For her efforts, the junior became just the third player in program history to receive the HCAC’s MVP award. Nall was also selected to the HCAC’s all-tournament team after averaging a double-double of 18.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game as the Panthers advanced to the semifinal round.

Additional season stats from Nall include shooting better than 80 percent from the foul line and 45 percent from 3-point range. If she had attempted more 3-pointers earlier in the season and continued at the same clip, the junior would have been among the nation’s top 3-point shooters as a forward. Nall also recorded 15 double-doubles this season, ranking her in the top 25 in Division III. She even posted a game of 30 points and 20 rebounds this winter.

Hanover concluded the 2018-19 season with a 19-8 overall record, including a 14-4 mark in HCAC play. Both marks set new program highs under head coach John Jones, who was in his fourth season at the helm of the Panthers.