CRETE, Neb. -- Mak Hatcliff, who is the 2024 GPAC Player of the Year, has received another accolade from the 2024 season.

Hatcliff was named as a NAIA Academic All-American, selected to the Second Team. Hatcliff was the lone player from the Great Plains Athletic Conference and one of 11 players selected from the NAIA list. 

Despite the rules from the College Sports Communicators that NAIA divisions could only have two teams selected to the Academic All-American list, compared to the three teams the NCAA divisions could have, that did not prevent Hatcliff from making the list. 

Along with her academic accolades and the player of the year status in the GPAC, she is also a second team NAIA All-American and holds a 3.82 grade point average in pre-medicine. She averaged 22.8 points per game, 7.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.9 steals per game in the 2023-24 season. 

She led the GPAC in scoring for the third straight season and surpassed 2,000 career points in the final game of the season, where she scored 25 points and became the school’s all time leading scorer in just three seasons. 

She broke the school record for points in a game with 46 against Peru State and set the record for made free throws in a game going 17-17 against Peru State.