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Four Lady Bucs picked up A-Sun Postseason Awards on Monday
Monday, March 05, 2007
MACON, Ga. (Mar. 5, 2007) - The coaches votes have been tallied and the ETSU women's basketball team had a lot to smile about as four of its players grabbed Atlantic Sun postseason honors. Brooke Wilhoit (
"I am very happy for the girls, because they worked hard all season and it is nice to see their accomplishments be recognized, added head coach Karen Kemp. "We have a lot of depth on our team and this shows by having four players win conference awards."
Evans was the big winner on Monday as she walked away with three separate honors. The
There was a tie in the voting for the freshman team, which led to six members being selected. Joining Evans on the All-Freshman Team was teammate Devin Thompson, Rosetta Hollis (
"I knew our freshmen were going to be counted on a lot heading into the season, and with Evans and Thompson picking up these awards it shows how well they have contributed early on in their career," added Kemp. "Without a sophomore class they needed to make an immediate impact if we wanted to win, and not only have these two freshmen stepped up but the entire class has as well."
In her final year for the Lady Bucs, Brooke Wilhoit was called upon to be the team captain and leader for Kemp's squad and she filled the role to perfection as she worked her way to second team All-Atlantic Sun honors. Wilhoit led the league in assists (5.93apg) and assist/turnover ratio (1.44), ranked second in three-point field goal percentage (.426) and finished third in steals (2.46spg). She also ranks among the national leaders in three-point field goal percentage (13th), assists (14th) and steals (77th). The guard is a very unselfish player as she dished out a career-high and conference best 14 assists against
"Brooke is a natural leader and is an extension as a coach when she is on the floor," said Kemp. "She gives 100 percent effort all the time and I am proud to see her hard work pay off in the end."
Rounding out the awards list for ETSU was junior Michele DeVault (
"Michele is a true competitor and creates a lot of match-up problems for the opposition as she can either play with her back to the basket or shooting from beyond the arc," added Kemp.
The Lady Bucs will now focus their attention to 2007 Atlantic Sun Tournament which starts Thursday afternoon in
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