Korinek caps her historic career with a first-team all-MAC selection

Korinek and nephew

I could have run another action photo of Jordan Korinek. You’ve seen dozens. But instead, here’s a charming photo I snapped of her and her 1-year-old nephew after the Akron game. The son of Jordan’s other brother, he’s been to several games this season. It’s clear she dotes on him.

Kent State senior Jordan Korinek added one more honor to one of the greatest careers in school history when she was named to first-team all-MAC.

It completes a pretty progression for the woman from Cuyahoga Falls and St. Vincent St. Mary High School. She was honorable mention her sophomore year and second team last season.

Korinek will finish her career as the fourth- or fifth-leading scorer in school history, depending on how much she scores in her final games. She has 1,770 points so far, 29 behind Lindsay Shearer, another great student-athlete who played between 2002 and 2006.

Shearer was a two-time Academic All-American who graduated from the College of Education with a 3.96 average. Korinek was on the Academic All-America team last season; this year’s team will be announced later this spring Korinek is also an education major. Her GPA is 4.0.

Korinek is among KSU career leaders in field goals, field goal percentage, scoring average, free throws made, free throws attempted, free throw percentage and rebounds.

Her 618 points this season is fourth highest in Kent State history.

Here are all of the All-MAC honors, announced Tuesday:

Player of the Year: Tinara Moore, Central Michigan

Coach of the Year: Sue Guevara, Central Michigan. (I voted for Miami’s Megan Duffy, who took a team predicted to finish last in the MAC East and guided it to a 20-win season. Guevara’s CMU team was loaded; she did was she was expected to do.)

Freshman of the Year: Cierra Hooks, Ohio.

Those three awards are voted on by the media. Coaches vote on the rest.

Defensive Player of the Year: Tinara Moore, Central Michigan

Sixth Player of the Year: Oshlynn Brown, Ball State

2018 MAC Women’s Basketball All-MAC First Team

  • Presley Hudson, Central Michigan
  • Tinara Moore, Central Michigan
  • Jordan Korinek, Kent State
  • Lauren Dickerson, Miami
  • Courtney Woods, Northern Illinois

All-MAC Second Team: Moriah Monaco, Ball State; Cierra Dillard, Buffalo; Cassie Oursler, Buffalo; Stephanie Reid, Buffalo; Reyna Frost, Central Michigan.

All-MAC Third Team: Carmen Grande, Ball State; Danielle Minott, Eastern Michigan; Cierra Hooks, Ohio; Kaayla McIntyre, Toledo; Mikaela Boyd, Toledo.

All-MAC Honorable Mention: Courtnie Lewis, Eastern Michigan; Kendall McCoy, Miami; Kelly Smith, Northern Illinois; Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott, Toledo; Breanna Mobley, Western Michigan.

All-Defensive Team: Carmen Grande, Ball State; Stephanie Reid, Buffalo; Tinara Moore, Central Michigan; Cierra Hooks, Ohio; Mikaela Boyd, Toledo.

All-Freshman Team: Oshlynn Brown, Ball State;  Mikaela Kelly, Central Michigan; Courtnie Lewis, Eastern Michigan; Cierra Hooks, Ohio; Gabby Burris, Ohio.

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