Cummins named to 2020 WBCA NAIA Coaches Association All-American team


Senior point guard Bailey Cummins added on to her postseason accolades Monday evening as the Brooksville, Ky. native earned 2020 WBCA NAIA Coaches All-American Team honors.

Cummins was one of only three players in the Mid-South Conference, and one of 10 nationwide, to be honored in such a fashion. The 5-8 guard led Shawnee State in points (616), points per game (18.7), assists (185), assists per game (5.6), free throw percentage (88.6), free throws made (109), three-point field goals made (47), and field goals made (230).

During the 2019-20 season, Cummins led the conference throughout the campaign in assists and assists per game, put together the Mid-South Conference’s top two scoring affairs — 39 points in a 103-101 double-overtime win over Campbellsville and 36 points against NCAA Division III Wilmington — and had four of the seven double-digit assist performances this season in MSC competition.

In addition, Cummins also placed second among all Mid-South Conference players in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.89) and free throw percentage (88.6). She also tied for second among all MSC student-athletes in field goal percentage, with necessary qualifications being a student-athlete who played in at least 75 percent of her team’s games while making at least five field goal attempts per contest.

For her career, Cummins is tied for or stands alone as the program’s all-time leader in six different categories:

  • First in school history in career assists (656)
  • First in school history in career assists per game (4.8)
  • First in career free throw percentage (87.1)
  • First in school history in career starts (135)
  • Tied for first in school history in single-season assists (185)
  • Tied for first in school history in career games played (137)

Fellow Mid-South Conference competitors, including Lindsey Wilson’s Reagan Turner and Campbellsville’s Madison Faulkner, also joined Cummins on the WBCA NAIA Coaches All-American Team. The Master’s (Calif.)’s Stephanie Soares was named as the 2020 WBCA NAIA Player of the Year.

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