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.