Kendro and Smith land All-MSC honors
Frankfort, Ky. --- University of Rio Grande juniors Leah Kendro and Jenna Smith were named to the All-Mid-South Conference team on Wednesday evening at the annual conference banquet held at the Capital Plaza Hotel.
Kendro, a 5'9" forward from Strongsville, OH, is currently the second leading scorer on the team at 14.7 points per game. She is No. 1 in the MSC and the NAIA in free throw shooting at 91.9 percent. Kendro is the second leading rebounder on the RedStorm at 4.9 per game. She was honorable mention All-American Mideast Conference last season.
Smith, a 5'8" guard from Bellefontaine, OH, is leading Rio Grande in scoring at 15.0 points per game. Smith is ranked No. 4 in scoring in the MSC and is No. 1 in the conference in made three-pointers with 77. Smith is also very accomplished at the free throw line at 85.2 percent and is No. 2 on the team with 87 assists. Smith was 2nd All-AMC last season.
Only 11 points separate Kendro and Smith on the season and both are closing in on the 1,000 career point mark.
Both Kendro and Smith were also selected to the MSC All-Academic team.
Rio was well represented on the all-academic team with six overall selections. In addition to Kendro and Smith, senior Courtney Congrove (Chillicothe, OH), junior Bre Davis (Marietta, OH), sophomore Mara Howell (Covington, OH) and freshman Kati Moore (Lancaster, OH) garnered the academic honor. Moore is a junior academically.
There were 32 members of the all-academic team. To qualify for the MSC All-Academic team a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior and carry a minimum 3.25 grade point average.
Rio Grande is the No. 5 seed in the MSC Tournament and will face No. 4 seed Lindsey Wilson College at 12 Noon on Thursday in the quarterfinal round. Stretch Internet will have play-by-play coverage beginning at 11:50 a.m.