Luper leads NCAA in points, steals
Wins Summit League Player and Defensive Player of the Year
TULSA, Okla.— With the 2010-11 season now in the books, Oral Roberts' Kevi Luper has made NCAA history.
Luper, a sophomore guard, is the first player to lead the NCAA in both points and steals.
The Adair, Okla., native finished the year averaging 23.7 points and 3.7 steals per game, while leading the Golden Eagles to the third round of the WNIT.
Courtney Hurt of VCU finished second with a 23.2 scoring clip, and Loyola Maryland’s Katie Sheahin placed second in steals at 3.5 per game.
Luper erupted for a season-high of 36 points on two occasions this year and scored in double-figures in all but three games. Her 806 points this season are the most in Summit League single-season history and second all-time at ORU.
Luper's 126 steals on the year were the second most in a season at ORU, and her 266 career steals are already second in ORU history.
For her efforts, Luper was named Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention, as well as Summit League Player and Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
“I feel very excited and blessed that I was able to make NCAA history,” Luper said. “I could not have done it without my teammates, coaches, family and God. This is something that I worked very hard to achieve, and I am overwhelmed that I was able to accomplish it.”