Thursday, March 7, 2013

49ers' Hailey A-10 women's player of year

Charlotte 49ers senior forward Jennifer Hailey, the Atlantic 10's leading rebounder and ranking near the top in several other statistical categories, is the league's women's basketball player of the year.
Hailey, a 6-foot-3 graduate of Marshville's Forest Hills High who has led the 49ers to a 24-4 record), averages 11.9 rebounds and 15.4 points, third in the league. She is also ranks fourth in field-goal percentage (50.9), second in blocks (2.6), second in offensive rebounding (4.5) and first in defensive rebounding (7.4).
Hailey is the first 49ers player to receiver player-of-the-year honors since Kristen Wilson in the Sun Belt in 1986-87.
"I could not be more proud of Jenn to receive this honor," 49ers coach Cara Consuegra said in a statement. "It was nice to see the coaches recognize the great effort she had as well all season. She has led the way for us, not only statistically, but also as our heartbeat on and off the court. For this being the first one for the program in 25 years is an amazing accomplishment in which the whole team played a part."
Hailey also made the league's all-defense first team.
49ers teammates Amanda Dowe -- who like Hailey averages a double-double -- and point guard Ny Hammonds were selected to the third team. Dowe averages 10.6 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Hammonds, who played at Concord High, leads the league with 6.7 per game, which ranks eighth nationally.
The 49ers, seeded second in the Atlantic 10 tournament, open play in the quarterfinals Saturday against the winner of Friday's game between Temple and Xavier.

2012-13 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Awards
First Team

Jennifer Hailey, Charlotte
Andrea Hoover, Dayton
Chatilla van Grinsven, Saint Joseph's
Erin Rooney, Fordham
Wumi Agunbiade, Duquesne

Second Team
Ally Malott, Dayton
Daress McClung, Butler
Marah Strickland, Fordham
Robyn Parks, VCU
Victoria Macaulay, Temple

Third Team
Amanda Dowe, Charlotte
Ny Hammonds, Charlotte
Amber Gray, Xavier
Erin Shields, Saint Joseph's
Sam MacKay, Dayton

All-Defensive Team
Jennifer Hailey, Charlotte
Arielle Collins, Fordham
Jocelyn Floyd, Duquesne
Natasha Cloud, Saint Joseph's
Victoria Macaulay, Temple

All-Rookie Team
Amber Deane, Dayton
April Robinson, Duquesne
Jessica Pellechio, VCU
Kelly Austria, Dayton
Samantha Clark

All-Academic Team
Andrea Hoover, Dayton
Erin Shields, Saint Joseph's
Jessica Pachko, Xavier
Rachel Bilney, Richmond
Tara Booker, George Washington

Player of the Year: 
Jennifer Hailey, Charlotte
Coach of the Year: Jim Jabir, Dayton
Defensive Player of the Year: Jocelyn Floyd, Duquesne
Rookie of the Year: Amber Deane, Dayton
Most Improved Player: Erin Shields, Saint Joseph's
Sixth Player of the Year: Olivia Applewhite, Dayton


Tim said...

awesome job ladies.