Denison University standout Jordan Holmes was named to the D3hoops.com first-team All-Great Lakes region after completing another record-breaking season with the Big Red. This is Holmes' first appearance on the D3hoops.com All-Region team. As one of the top five players in the Great Lakes region, Holmes is eligible for D3hoops.com All-America status.
The 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year and first-team all-conference pick, Holmes ranks second in Division III with 17.8 rebounds per game. For the third consecutive season, she also leads the country in blocked shots per game at 6.2. This season saw her surpass 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. When she returns to the court in 2016-17, she will only need 18 blocked shots to become the first Division III women's basketball player in history with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 blocked shots.
Holmes was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team in 2016 and was a first-team Academic All-District selection. The 2015-16 season marked career highs in points (444), rebounds (499), blocks (173) and steals (49). Her 499 rebounds this season are the third-most in Division III history. Holmes was named the NCAC Player of the week, five times. She was a three-time D3hoops.com Team of the Week awardee and a one-time USBWA National Player of the Week. In February, Holmes became the NCAC's all-time leader in rebounds. She already owned the conference's career mark in blocked shots.
Holmes posted two triple-doubles and 24 double-doubles this season. She broke the NCAC Tournament record and the DU single-game record with 28 rebounds in the conference tournament semifinal versus Allegheny.
Holmes and the Big Red captured the NCAC Championship with a record of 23-5. They advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the sixth time, earning an at-large berth to the tournament for the first time in program history.