Brown, Atwood Named to All-SoCon Team by Coaches
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Having received recognition by the Southern Conference media, Monday, Georgia Southern seniors Shawnda Atwood and Tiffany Brown were also honored by the league’s coaches. The senior duo was named to the all-Southern Conference team by the coaches, it was announced, today, by the league offices.
Earlier, Atwood and Brown were also honored by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association (SCSMA) as members of the all-SoCon second team.
Atwood (Pensacola, Fla.) finished up the regular season as one of the conference’s best scorers and rebounders, tallying 10.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, numbers that both ranked 12th in the league. She paced the team in rebounds per game, and was second on the team in points. She claims five career double-doubles, including a pair this season.
For Brown (Waxhaw, N.C.) the honor by the coaches is her second such award during her career, having received the same award at the close of the 2006-07 regular season.
Both leading the team and ranking seventh in the league in points per game (11.5), Brown fulfilled her preseason all-SoCon honors, becoming the program’s 17th player to notch 1,000 points and by helping lead the team to its best record (17-12) so far since the 2002-03 season (20-10). She currently tallies 1,144 points, which ranks 13th all-time, while also recording 167 career steals, seventh-best in the school record book.
Coaches’ All-Conference Team
Whitney Tossie, Appalachian State
Alex Anderson, Chattanooga
Brooke Hand, Chattanooga
Shanara Hollinquest, Chattanooga
Mercedes Robinson, Davidson
Tierra Bumbrey, Elon
Shawnda Atwood, Georgia Southern
Tiffany Brown, Georgia Southern
Monique Dawson, Western Carolina
Chevon Keith, Western Carolina
Sam Ramirez, Appalachian State
Tonia Gerty, College of Charleston
Monique Floyd, UNC Greensboro
Emily Clarke, Western Carolina
Mahagony Williams, Wofford
Player of the Year: Alex Anderson, Chattanooga
Defensive Player of the Year: Chevon Keith, Western Carolina
Coach of the Year: Wes Moore, Chattanooga
Freshman of the Year: Mahagony Williams, Wofford
Ann Lashley Inspiration Award: Kitara McMoore, Elon
For the upcoming Southern Conference tournament, Georgia Southern (17-12, 13-5) is seeded fourth and is matched up against the tournament’s fifth seed, College of Charleston (13-15, 9-9). The Lady Eagles and the Cougars will tip off at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
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- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2008 00:26