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Former Polk County All-Stater Holly German has added another award to her already prestigious 2013 list, All-American.
by  Jim Caldwell

Former Polk County All-Stater Holly German has added another award to her already prestigious 2013 list, All-American. The Lee University Junior Guard was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2012-13 Division I Women’s Basketball All-America First Team, picked by the NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-America Association. German lead the Lady Flames to a school record 34-3 record and a second place finish in the National Championship Tournament, losing the final game 71-65 to Champion Westmont (Calif.). German tallied 27 points during the Championship game. This was Lee’s first trip to the National Championship.
German has also been named as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year, NAIA DI Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) All-America Team, National Championship All Tournament Team, and the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Player of the Year.
Holly put up impressive offensive stats this season with a 19.5 per game scoring average, hitting 101 three point shots, and making good on 148 of 187 free throw attempts. She also lead the nation in total points scored with 721.
German has been a three year starter for the Lady Flames, starting all but one game during that time. During her three year tenure Lee has compiled a 89-14 record with season records of 25-7, 30-4, and this season’s 34-3.
During her senior year at PCHS (2010) Holly was named to the All State First Team, Player-of-the-Year Times Free Press Best of Preps Team, First Team All District 5AA, Tn-Ga All Star MVP, and was the MVP of the Region Tournament. She totaled 1500 points for her career and was the PCHS MVP for 2008, 2009, and 2010.

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