Speed among nation’s best

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - It's a fitting ending to an outstanding career as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 2013-14 Division II Women’s Basketball All-America teams and among the list of honorees was Huntington University senior Pazia Speed.

Speed (Portland, Ind., Jay County HS) averaged a team-high 16.9 points to go along with 3.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds per night to earn Second Team All-America accolades. She helped guide the Foresters to a Sweet Sixteen finish this season, their second NAIA National Championship appearance in three years.

As one of seven Crossroads League players to be named to an All-America team, Speed has drawn attention from her league peers throughout her time in green and white. The three-time All-Conference honoree was selected First Team All-Conference this season and finished in the top five in four different categories which included finishing third in scoring, fourth in total assists (122), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.49) and fifth in free throw percentage (.819).

For her career, Speed scored 1,469 points to take over the 10th spot on the Foresters’ all-time scoring list. Throughout her four years, she averaged 12.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per outing.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director