By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Plenty was expected of Quincy University juniors Chris Babbitt and Lucy Cramsey on the basketball court this season.
By and large, they delivered.
Babbitt, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, was one of 11 men's basketball players selected to the Great Lakes Valley Conference's all-league first team on Monday. He was also one of 13 players who earned all-defensive accolades.
Cramsey, a 5-8 junior guard, was one of 10 women's basketball players selected to earn first-team accolades. She was also one of 13 players to land on the all-defensive team.
Babbitt averaged a team-best 15.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the 12-15 Hawks. He shot 48.2 percent from the field and reached double figures in scoring in 23 of 27 games.
Cramsey is supplying a team-high 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the 14-12 Lady Hawks.
QU senior forward Tyler Thompson was a second-team selection. He ranked second for QU in scoring (12.7 points per game) and rebounding (5.3 per game). Lady Hawks junior center Hannah Weedman joined Cramsey on the all-defensive team.
Wisconsin-Parkside senior forward Jeremy Saffold earned Player of the Year honors, and UWP's Luke Reigel claimed Coach of the Year honors. Saffold led the league in scoring (19 ppg) and ranked 14th in rebounding (5.5 rpg). Reigel guided the Rangers to their first GLVC East Division crown in program history.
Kentucky Wesleyan guard Lucas Barker nabbed Freshman of the Year honors.
On the women's side, Maryville senior forward Abby Duethman was named Player of the Year despite missing the final five games due to injury. She ranked fourth in the league in scoring (15.9 ppg) and topped the league in rebounding (9.9 per game).
Lisa Carlsen of Lewis was named Coach of the Year after the Flyers earned the GLVC Tournament's top seed. Drury forward Kalea Parks was named Freshman of the Year.
Two HLGU players earn All-AMC: The Hannibal-LaGrange University women's basketball team's sophomore forward Ashleigh Spencer earned first-team All-American Midwest Conference honors Tuesday for the second straight season.
Spencer averaged 16.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the 15-15 Lady Trojans and shot 48.7 percent from the field.
On the men's side, HLGU senior forward Jurgen Lico was an honorable mention selection. He averaged 10.2 points per game and shot 37.7 percent from 3-point range for the 6-24 Trojans.