Earl earns first-team All-MWC honors

Lawrence women's basketball action Kenya Earl
Lawrence's Kenya Earl was a first-team All-Midwest Conference selection.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University women's basketball standout Kenya Earl was chosen for the All-Midwest Conference first team in a vote of league coaches.

This is the second consecutive selection for Earl (Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City), a sophomore forward who was a second-team pick in 2018.

Earl put together another great season after a record-breaking rookie campaign in 2017-18. In Midwest Conference play, Earl was third in the league at 16.9 points per game and ranked second at 8.7 rebounds per contest. A great player in the paint, Earl also was one of the league's top 3-point shooters. Earl ranked sixth in the conference in 3-point shooting at 37.1 percent and was third in the league from the foul line at 84.8 percent.

Earl scored in double figures in 16 of 18 conference games and scored a season-high 28 points in Lawrence's victory over Illinois College. She posted six double-doubles in conference play and seven on the season.

Earl is the first Lawrence player to be a first-team all-conference selection since Caresse Reiland was chosen in 2008. Earl also is the first Lawrence player to earn back-to-back selections since Kelly Mulcahy and Jenny Stoner were chosen in 2005 and 2006.

On the season, Earl finished second in the league at 16.8 points per game while shooting 38.5 percent from the floor. She was third in the league in rebounding at 8.4 per game and was third in free throw shooting at 83.4 percent. Earl hit a team-best 30 3-pointers on the season and finished sixth in the conference at 34.9 percent from beyond the arc.

Earl scored 404 points this season, and that ranks third in Lawrence history. Earl holds the season scoring record at 433, and Lawrence Hall of Famer Claire Getzoff is second at 408. Earl now ranks 13th in Lawrence history with 837 points and is 650 points away from Getzoff's career record of 1,487.

Lawrence returns four starters and all but two players from the team that finished 6-18 in 2018-19.