OVERLAND PARK, KS- UC Santa Cruz put five players-the entire starting lineup- on the 2017 Association of Division Three Independents' second team as voted on by the AD3I coaches.
No other school in the six-team Association had more than three players named to the two teams.
The Slugs only lose one senior for next year: Kim Tom-the school's career leader in free-throw percentage who led AD3I with 88.9% shooting from the line. Guards CJ Catina and Katie Young made the Second Team as well. Junior forwards Jenna Sparks and Katilin Stephenson also made the squad.
The Banana Slugs led the Association in fewest turnovers and Three-point percentage defense despite playing a tough schedule that included two Division III Final Four teams.