MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Eureka College senior guard Hayley Reneau (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S./Illinois Central) has been voted to the D3hoops.com All-Central Region Second Team, according to the website's Tuesday morning announcement. Reneau is Eureka's first D3hoops.com All-Region honoree since 2014.
The 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Reneau is the fifth Eureka women's basketball player to be named to D3hoops.com's regional postseason honor roll, joining Carrie Eisenbarth (2003), Jessica Reardon (2004), Nicole Fisher (2007, 2008) and Caty Eeten (2012, 2013, 2014).
Reneau finished her final collegiate season with 21.4 points per game to lead the SLIAC and rank 10th among all NCAA Division III players. Her scoring average was also Eureka's fourth-highest in single-season program history and the best mark since Eeten netted 22.2 per game in 2012-13.
Additionally, Reneau's final season point total of 557 was third-most on the single-season Eureka list. The Washington native and NJCAA Illinois Central transfer also appeared in the program's single-season leaderboard with 76 3-pointers (second) and 198 field goals (third). She was a five-time SLIAC Player of the Week this winter and scored a career-high 41 points in a 91-78 win over Monmouth at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle on Nov. 21, 2017.
Reneau was also a standout at the defensive end. She led the league and became the first player in program history to reach 100 steals in a season en route to setting a new single-season program mark of 101. She also blocked 28 shots to rank fourth among SLIAC defenders.
A two-time All-SLIAC First Team selection, Reneau's 944 career points ranked 18th on Eureka's all-time scoring list and were the most by a two-year player in program history. Her 144 career 3-pointers were fourth-most on Eureka's career list and she also ranked sixth at EC with 176 steals and seventh with 63 blocked shots since the two defensive stats were accurately tracked at Eureka beginning in 1992. She helped EC qualify for its sixth and seventh consecutive SLIAC Tournament semifinal appearances, including the Red Devils' first-ever SLIAC regular-season and tournament championships in 2017.
Players were nominated for the D3hoops.com All-Region Teams by sports information directors at Division III institutions. There were more than 680 players nominated nationwide. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region. It's the 17th season D3hoops.com has named All-Region teams.
Reneau was one of two SLIAC players to be recognized by D3hoops.com on Tuesday. Westminster's Kendahl Adams was selected to the All-Central Region Third Team.