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Women's Basketball - Wed, Apr. 26, 2017

Annual exhibit will feature 2016-17 high school and collegiate All-Americans


Knoxville, Tenn. – The National Women's Basketball Hall of Fame located in Knoxville, Tennessee has requested the jersey worn by IU Northwest All-American guard Nicki Monahan to be included in the museum's annual Ring of Honor exhibit this coming year. 


The exhibit will feature jerseys worn by high school and college All-Americans during their 2016-17 seasons. In all, more than 100 jerseys will be on display from the nation's most outstanding women's basketball players now through May 2018. 

This past season Monahan, a 5'9" junior guard from Portage, Ind. led IU Northwest and the A.I.I. conference in scoring at 20.0 points while ranking seventh nationally in scoring average, eighth nationally in three-point percentage at .440 and 20th in free throw percentage at .823. At the conclusion of the season Monahan was named A.I.I. First-Team All-Conference for the fourth straight season and NAIA All-American for the third consecutive season after leading the RedHawks to a school record 25-7 overall record, run to the A.I.I. Tournament Finals and the program's third NAIA National Tournament appearance.  


"On behalf of her teammates and coaches and the IU Northwest community, we congratulate Nicki on this tremendous honor. It is well-deserved for one of the best players in the nation at the NAIA level. We are very proud of Nicki as she represents our program, university and community with class both on and off the court," said IU Northwest Head Coach Ryan Shelton


This past season the RedHawks rose as high as No. 12 in the Top 25 NAIA National Coaches Poll as Monahan claimed the eighth NAIA All-American selection in program history. Monahan also this year became the second player to reach 2,000 career points in a RedHawks uniform and finished her decorated career second on the program's all-time scoring list with 2,219 career points.