Two Ottawa University basketball players were selected by the conference coaches to the preseason all-conference teams.
Braves senior Corey Smith and Lady Braves junior Amber Ramsey were on the menís and womenís teams.
All returning all-conference first team and honorable mention 2011-2012 performers were nominated for preseason honors. The basketball coaches also had the opportunity to nominate other key members from their teams.
The menís squad was highlighted by five unanimous selections in JEB Greenburg, University of Saint Mary; Ryan Chippeaux, Tabor; Samson Shivers, McPherson, Adam Brown, Sterling, and Trey Beachum Bethany.
The other menís team members are Kevin Harvey (Saint Mary), Lee Griffin (Bethel), Trey Beachum (Bethany), Jordan Wilcox (Saint Mary) and Lawson Kingsley (Tabor).†† †
Smith, a first-team all-conference selection last year, led Ottawa in scoring (15.8) and rebounding (7.1).
The womenís squad was led by last yearís first team selections: Zefiryn Bryan (Southwestern), Stephanie Frost (Kansas Wesleyan), Abril Marshall (Friends) and Katlyn Mary (Tabor).
Ramsey averaged 6.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game last year for the Lady Braves.
The other womenís team members are Kaitlin Tennyson (Southwestern), Kayla Eilert (Sterling), Lori Dauer (Sterling), Brittany Pittas (McPherson) and Tasha Wagoner (Bethany).