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HPU's Hanna named ASC defensive MVP, conference honors list released

Published On: Mar 05 2014 09:42:37 PM CST
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RICHARDSON, Texas -

Texas-Dallas senior forward Morgan Kilgore was named Player of the Year the league office announced in conjunction with the release of the 2014 American Southwest Conference Women's Basketball All-Conference teams on Wednesday (March 5), following a vote of the league's head coaches.

Kilgore’s ASC Player of the Year award is one of six honors received by league players. Howard Payne junior center Kalin Hanna was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Louisiana College guard/forward Natosha Morvant received league Freshman of the Year honors and Mary Hardin-Baylor junior guard Alyssa Dean and Mississippi College senior forward Dominique Walker were named Co-Newcomers of the Year. Sul Ross State senior guard Asrelle Anderson received the Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year award and Texas-Tyler coach Kevin Baker was named the ASC Coach of the Year.

Kilgore (Webster, Texas/Clear Springs HS) started all 27 games for the Comets and led the ASC in made field goals (186) and ranked second in league scoring (17.8). A two-time all-conference selection, Kilgore set the UTD single-season points record (480) and moved into fifth place on the Comets' career scoring list (867) in just two seasons with the program.

Hanna (Flower Mound, Texas/ Coram Deo Academy) owned the low post all year setting the ASC record for most blocks in a season with 89 and ranked 10th in NCAA Division III. Hanna’s 3.4 blocks per game average also broke the conference record set in 1997.

Morvant (Mittie, La./ Fairview HS) started all 27 games for the Lady Wildcats racking up 234 total points, 163 rebounds and handed out 35 assists and had 44 steals.

Dean (Houston, Texas/Aviano HS) ranked 11th in league scoring (13.8) in addition to 108 rebounds, 54 assists and 35 steals. Walker (Yazoo City, Miss./Yazoo City HS) ranked fourth in the ASC in rebounds (8.5), sixth in scoring (15.0) and ranked 11th in field goal percentage (.504).

 

Anderson (Austin, Texas/Crockett HS) started all 24 games for the Lobos scoring 228 total points on the year with 32 treys and pulled down 64 rebounds in addition to 25 assists and 22 steals.

In just his second season at Texas-Tyler Kevin Baker led the Patriots to a team record in conference (20-2) and overall wins (25-3). Texas-Tyler is one of just three ASC teams to reach the 20-win mark in league play.

Texas-Tyler led all teams with six players recognized by the conference. Mary Hardin-Baylor and Howard Payne had five each while Concordia Texas, Louisiana College and Texas-Dallas received four apiece. Hardin-Simmons and Mississippi College recorded three each and East Texas Baptist, LeTourneau and Ozarks had two apiece.

  All-Conference Teams 

 

  Player of the Year – Morgan Kilgore, Texas-Dallas

  Defensive Player of the Year – Kalin Hanna, Howard Payne

  Freshman of the Year – Natosha Morvant, Louisiana College

  Co-Newcomer of the Year – Alyssa Dean, Mary Hardin-Baylor

  Dominique Walker, Mississippi College

  Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year – Asrelle Anderson, Sul Ross State

  Coach of the Year – Kevin Baker, Texas-Tyler

 

  First Team

Name

University

Cl.

Pos.

Hometown, State

Morgan Kilgore

Texas-Dallas

Sr.

F

Webster, Texas

Taylor Tucker

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Jr.

F

College Station, Texas

Brittany King

Texas-Tyler

Jr.

C

Mesquite, Texas

She’Cara Humphrey

Texas-Tyler

Sr.

C

Pittsburg, Texas

Danyel Bradley

Howard Payne

So.

G

DeSoto, Texas

 

  Second Team

Name

University

Cl.

Pos.

Hometown, State

Britani Gattis

Howard Payne

Sr.

F

Cisco, Texas

Neka Jones

Louisiana College

Jr.

G

Oakdale, La.

Tyler Compton

Concordia Texas

Sr.

G

Lafayette, La.

Christiana Brosnahan

Texas-Dallas

Jr.

G

Houston, Texas

Macy Moore

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Jr.

G

Houston, Texas

 

  Third Team

Name

University

Cl.

Pos.

Hometown, State

Julencia Curtis*

LeTourneau

Sr.

C

Deltona, Fla.

Taylor Farmer*

Ozarks

Jr.

F

Waldron, Ark.

Alexus Stirgus

Mississippi College

Sr.

G

Vicksburg, Miss.

Amanda Rucker$

East Texas Baptist

Jr.

G

Grand Saline, Texas

Jovana Miles$

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Sr.

C

Luling, Texas

Danai Woods$

Texas-Tyler

Sr.

G

Lafayette, La.

 

  Defensive Team

Name

University

Cl.

Pos.

Hometown, State

Kalin Hanna

Howard Payne

Jr.

C

Flower Mound, Texas

Skylar Chenevert@

Louisiana College

Jr.

G

Glenmore, La.

Amber Brown@

Texas-Dallas

Jr.

G

Dallas, Texas

Danai Woods

Texas-Tyler

Sr.

G

Lafayette, La.

Margaret Milling

Concordia Texas

Sr.

G

Fort Worth, Texas

 

  Freshman Team

Name

University

Pos.

Hometown, State

Natosha Morvant

Louisiana College

G/F

Mittie, La.

Sarah Van Rammen

Howard Payne

F

Santo, Texas

Mackenzi May

Texas-Tyler

G

Mont Belvieu, Texas

Jonelle Smith

Mary Hardin-Baylor

G

Pflugerville, Texas

Kourtney Holyfield

Hardin-Simmons

G

Mabank, Texas

 

  (Tie in total votes received * $ @)

 

  Honorable Mention

Name

University

Cl.

Pos.

Hometown, State

Jo’Anna Davis

Texas-Dallas

Sr.

G

Cushing, Texas

Danisha Allison

Louisiana College

Jr.

F/C

Oakdale, La.

Alyssa Dean

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Jr.

G

Houston, Texas

Margaret Milling

Concordia Texas

Sr.

G

Fort Worth, Texas

Domonique Liddell

Concordia Texas

Jr.

C

Houston, Texas

Teylor Seals

Texas-Tyler

Jr.

G

Houston, Texas

Taylor Klement

Hardin-Simmons

So.

C

Muenster, Texas

Jasmine Davis

East Texas Baptist

Sr.

F

Hot Springs, Ark.

Ashley Fajardo

LeTourneau

Sr.

G

Mission Viejo, Calif.

Cara Beverin

Mississippi College

Sr.

F

Biloxi, Miss.

Kindra Davis

Ozarks

Sr.

F

Fort Smith, Ark.

Shardena Hudson

Howard Payne

Sr.

G

Dallas, Texas

Joanna Daniel

Hardin-Simmons

Jr.

G

Martin’s Mill, Texas

Dominique Walker

Mississippi College

Sr.

F

Yazoo City, Miss.

Information for this story provided by ASC Staff.