WIS Athlete of the Week - Loren Cagle
By Logan Butts
Special to BSW
When Loren Cagle stepped on the court for her final game in the Purple and Gold on March 7, the Lipscomb point guard had accomplished more than anyone could have expected over her four years as a Lady Bison.
The Lipscomb High School (now known as the Lipscomb Academy) product joined the Lipscomb University women’s basketball team as another in a long line of players to suit up for both schools that share a single campus.
Cagle finished her Lipscomb career as the de facto best player in the ASUN, as she was voted the Player of the Year by the league’s coaches after leading the conference in both points (17.6) and assists (4.2) for her senior season. It was the first conference player of the year award in program history.
Cagle not only leads the ASUN in points and assists, but she is 10th in rebounds at 5.5 per game, the highest ranking for a guard. She is the only player in the conference to rank in the top 10 for all three categories.
On defense, she leads the team and is third in the ASUN with 2.1 steals per game.
She became the first player in Lipscomb program history and the sixth in ASUN history to collect over 1,000 points and 500 assists. Her final assist tally of 537 set the program record by nearly double the second place total.
Cagle also broke the program record for ASUN Player of the Week awards by earning four, all this season.
Off the court, Cagle owns a 3.60 cumulative GPA as an Interdisciplinary Teaching: K-6 and was named to the ASUN All-Academic team for the past two seasons.
She has accomplished all this while leading the Lady Bisons to their best season in a decade, which is even more special of a feat for someone who started out as a Lipscomb Academy student-athlete.