The LINK nky Team of the Week for March 13 through 19 presented by Ortho Cincy is the Thomas More University women’s basketball team.
The Saints collected 56% of the vote on their way to the recognition. Three others hovered in-between 10-20% of the vote with the Walton-Verona baseball team finishing second with nearly 20% of votes.
Earning the Saints Team of the Week honors was their performance at the NAIA national tournament in which they made their third straight national championship game.
THOMAS MORE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
The Saints were just a few minutes shy of repeating as NAIA National Champions, but ultimately fell short, 63-52 to Clarke University in the NAIA National Championship.
They won five games in their path to the title game, defeating Seed Point (73-47), Concordia (98-69), Cumberlands (91-61), Montana Western (66-62) and Central Methodist (71-61) leading into Saturday night’s matchup in Sioux City, Iowa.
Zoie Barth, Courtney Hurst and Emily Simon were all named All-Americans for their body of work over the 2022-23 season. Barth was named to the second team while Hurst and Simon were honorable mentions.
Thomas More went 31-4 during the 2022-23 season in making their third straight national championship game. They’ll now look forward to transitioning to Division II next season.
Congratulations to our other nominees as well: NKU men’s basketball team, Walton-Verona baseball team and Simon Kenton softball team.
Look for Tuesday’s new LINK nky Team of the Week for March 20-26 options online at linknky.com.
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