Southern Oregon senior Autumn Durand became the 10th player in Raider women's basketball history to land on an NAIA All-America team Thursday, receiving a second-team nod in a vote by coaches across the country.
Durand, a forward and four-year starter from Onalaska, Wash., was also the Cascade Collegiate Conference player of the year. She was one of 30 players at the NAIA Division II level to earn first-, second- or third-team recognition.
On SOU's career lists, she'll depart ranking third in points with 1,582, sixth in rebounds with 794, and first in wins with 112. During her time in Ashland, she helped the Raiders qualify for the national tournament three years in a row, appear in the national championship game for the first time, win two CCC regular-season titles and one conference tournament title.
"This is a great honor for Autumn and we are all very excited for her," SOU head coach Alex Carlson said. "She put in the work during the offseason to get to this level and set a great example of how our team should practice every day to be successful. She'll go down as one of the most successful players to ever suit up for SOU."
By every statistical measure, Durand's senior season was her best. She led the CCC in points per game (16.5), was third in rebounding (7.6), top-five in shooting percentage (50.7) and free-throw accuracy (79.7), ninth in blocks (0.8) and 12th in steals (1.8). She also recorded nine double-doubles and scored in double figures in 29 of 32 games.
The Raiders went 27-5 overall, matching the fourth-highest win total in team history. They were eliminated in the first round of the national tournament last Thursday by Northwestern (Iowa), 83-68.
Eastern Oregon's Maya Ah You, another second-teamer, was the only other All-American from the CCC.