MacMurray College's Brent Long and Westminster College's Andrea Zalis have been named to the DIII News Preseason All-American list. Both Long and Zalis were named 2016-17 Preseason Honorable Mention All-American by the national magazine.
Long, junior center from MacMurray, earned First Team All-Conference honors last season while helping the Highlanders win a share of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season title. Long averaged 20.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, finishing in the top ten in the conference in both categories. Long led the SLIAC in field goal percentage (.635) reaching double figures in scoring in all but one game last season.
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Zalis, a senior guard from Westminster, has been named Second Team All-Conference in each of the last two seasons. Zalis averaged 14.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last year while hleping the Blue Jays capture the SLIAC regular season title. Zalis ranked 6th in the conference in three-point percentage (.390) and was 4th in free-throw percentage (.835). She was just as effective on the defensive end of the court where she recorded 27 blocked shots, finishing 4th in the league, and 39 steals.
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