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Deaton and Stull Named NCCAA All-American

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Deaton named NCCAA All-American

Haden Deaton was honored as an NCCAA First Team All-American to end his career for Grace’s men’s basketball team.

Deaton was “Mr. Reliable” for the Lancers throughout his career. The rugged forward did not miss a game, playing in all 126 games throughout his four-year career.

He finished with 1,926 career points (15.3 per game average), ranking No. 9 in team history. He hauled in 581 rebounds (4.6 per game).

As a senior he led Grace in scoring with 14.9 points per game, chipping in 4.4 rebounds and a career-high 3.0 assists per contest.

The senior was also named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team after helping the Lancers to a third-place showing at the national tournament.

He was a three-time All-League performer, including First Team as a junior and senior and honorable mention as a sophomore.

Grace was honored in the classroom as well with several players achieving NCCAA Scholar-Athlete status, including Deaton, Cade Gibbs, Jakob Gibbs, Cody Holmes and Matt Jennings.

The Lancers finished the season 20-12, marking the first 20-win season since 2015-16. Grace received votes in the NAIA Top 25 for much of the season under head coach Scott Moore. Grace has appeared in a national tournament in 13 of the past 14 seasons.

Stull picks up All-American nod

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Kyannah Stull wrapped up her illustrious career for Grace’s women’s basketball team as an All-American.

Stull was an NCCAA Third Team All-American honoree after producing 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

The senior guard wraps up her four-year career with 1,633 points, good for No. 4 all-time in team history. She also dished out 246 assists, 11th-most all-time.

Stull ends her career as the program’s career leader in made 3-pointers (281 triples). She will graduate ranking No. 4 all-time in 3-point percentage (36.3 percent) and in free throw percentage (81.8 percent).

Stull is one of just three players to score 500 points in a season twice (Juaneice Jackson, Allison Kauffman). She scored 585 points as a junior and 517 points as a senior in 2020-21.

Grace qualified for NCCAA Nationals for the fourth straight season, winning two games in the tournament to place fifth under head coach Dan Davis.

The Lady Lancers as a team were honored for their academic prowess as well. Stull, Melissa Goss, Kamryn Hostetler, Olivia Pearson and Kiersten Poor were named NCCAA Scholar-Athletes.

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