Kayla Kivinski made the most of her one season at Kansas Wesleyan, picking up both Kansas Conference newcomer of the year and first-team all-league honors Wednesday in a vote by KCAC coaches.

Kivinski, a senior guard from Port Richey, Fla., transferred to KWU from Missouri Southern State and stepped right into the starting lineup. She leads the Coyotes in scoring with 12.3 points a game, shooting a team-best 41.8 percent from 3-point range.

Kivinski was one of four Coyotes garnering postseason honors. Sydney Mortensen was named to the third team, with guard Courtney Heinen and forward Gabbie Miller receiving honorable mention.

Mortensen, a senior guard from Maize South High School, averages 9.0 points per game while Axtell junior Heinen is the team's second-leading scorer at 10.4 points while coming off the bench. Miller, a senior from Kiefer, Okla., who also was named to the all-defense team, averages 7.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals.

Bethany was represented on the second team by Kelsi Mueller. Mueller, a junior guard from Hugoton, leads the Swedes with 12.2 points a game.

Kivinski was joined on the first team by Sterling sophomore Kylah Comley, the KCAC player of the year; senior Morgan Ediger of regular-season champion Tabor; Avila junior Paige Bunn; and Bethel sophomore Abby Schmidt, the defensive player of the year.

Tabor's Shawn Reed was named coach of the year and Sterling's Taya Wilson freshman of the year.

In addition to Miller and Bethel's Schmidt, the all-defense team included Sterling's Wilson, Friends senior Laramie Edens and Avila's Bunn. Wilson was joined on the all-freshman team by Jordann Nachbar and Mariah Grizzle of Ottawa, Bethel's Kendall Michalski and Oklahoma Wesleyan's Makayla Melton.