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Women's All Sun Belt Team Announced

UALR and ASU each had one player make the Women's All Sun Belt Team.
Arkansas State women’s basketball junior forward Jane Morrill and UALR junior guard Taylor Ford were named as  Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference playerers.

Morrill, a 6-foot-1 junior, is currently averaging 14.7 points per game, which is the highest mark on the team and the seventh highest among all Sun Belt Conference players. She shot 52.4 percent from the field during the regular season, the third highest percentage in the Sun Belt and the 30th best mark in the nation.

She also had one of the conference’s and nation’s best free throw percentages, knocking down 83.5 percent of her shots from the charity stripe, which was the fourth best mark in the league and the 46th highest mark in the country.

The Scott City, Mo., native was one of just three Red Wolves start in all 29 games this season. She finished second on the team in total rebounds (156), offensive rebounds (40) and minutes played (868), while also leading the team in defensive rebounds (116). She led A-State in scoring 14 times this season and registered double-digit point totals in 25 of the 29 games she played in.

UALR's Taylor Ford finished second on the team in both points (9.9) and rebounds (5.6) per game. She is also second in the conference and 87th in the country with 4.3 assists per game.

During UALR's current 11-game winning streak, Ford is leading the team with 13.0 points and is second with 6.8 boards per game. She has recorded nine double-digit scoring games during the streak, including her first career double-double with career highs in points (20) and rebounds (10) at FIU on Feb. 21.

With the win over Arkansas State Saturday (March 2), UALR claimed its sixth-consecutive outright Sun Belt West Division Title. The Trojans have also won 20 games for the seventh-consecutive year and are one of only 16-of-343 teams in NCAA Division I women's basketball to have achieved this feat.


WOMEN'S FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

Jerica Coley (FIU, Junior, Guard)

Kortni Jones (Middle Tennessee, Senior, Guard)

Ebony Rowe (Middle Tennessee, Junior, Forward)

Chastity Gooch (WKU, Sophomore, Forward)

Alexis Govan (WKU, Sophomore, Guard)



WOMEN'S SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

Taylor Ford (UALR, Junior, Guard)

Jane Morrill (Arkansas State, Junior, Forward)

Chenise Miller (Florida Atlantic, RS-Junior, Forward)

Icelyn Elie (Middle Tennessee, Senior, Forward)

Joanna Harden (Troy, Junior, Guard)



WOMEN'S THIRD TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

Marita Davydova (FIU, Junior, Center)

Ashleigh Simmons (Louisiana-Monroe, Junior, Forward)

Loryn Goodwin (North Texas, Freshman, Guard)

Alexis Hyder (North Texas, Freshman, Forward)

Mary Nixon (South Alabama, Senior, Guard)



WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jerica Coley (FIU, Junior, Guard)



WOMEN'S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Chastity Gooch (WKU, Sophomore, Forward)



WOMEN'S FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Loryn Goodwin (North Texas, Freshman, Guard)



WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR

Michelle Clark-Heard, WKU

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