LAFAYETTE, La. - In a vote among Sports Information Directors and media in the Louisiana Sports Writer's Association (LSWA) and released this past weekend, senior Centenary Gents guard Travion Kirkendoll was named Third Team All-Louisiana.
This is Kirkendoll's second All-Louisiana accolade, earning Second Team honors in 2015-16.
Besides this honor, Kirkendoll has received Second Team All-Region honors by both the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and D3Hoops.com. He also was named First Team All-Conference for the third time in four seasons.
Kirkendoll led the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in scoring for the second time in three years, finishing 27th in the nation. He scored 22.2 points per game, the highest scoring output of his career and the fifth-most in the history of the SCAC. His 576 points in 2017-18 also ranks second on the Gents single-season list during the NCAA Division three era and fifth in the conference single-season record book.
In the SCAC Championship game against Schreiner, he broke the 13-year old career Conference scoring record. His 1,919 career points ranks fourth overall and tops among during the NCAA Division III era.
Kirkendoll reached double digit scoring in 25-of-26 games, matching a career high with 37 on 14-for-20 shooting in the Gents 111-109, double overtime victory against Johnson and Wales December 3, 2017. In his final regular season game of his collegiate career against Austin College, Kirkendoll shot a career-best 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) from the field - including 8-for-9 (88.9 percent) in the second half alone - in helping the Gents rally from a 12-point deficit for the win on February 17, 2018.
Kirkendoll also finished his senior season second in the SCAC in steals per game (2.3, 31st in the nation) and seventh in assists per game (3.4). Leading the Conference in steals each of his first three seasons, his 199 thefts ranks tied for fourth overall and tops in the Gents career annals in the NCAA Division III era and sixth in SCAC history.
With Kirkendoll's honor, a Gent has received either First, Second or Third Team All-Louisiana accolades in each of the past seven seasons. Centenary is one of only four institutions in the Pelican State (Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU, and Louisiana Tech) that can make that claim.