March 4, 2011
Hicks And Ivanovic Earn All-SAC Women's Basketball Honors
ROCK HILL, SC – Catawba’s Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) and Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports Hill/Bethel) have earned All-South Atlantic Conference honors in women’s basketball which was announced by the league office on Friday. Hicks earned first team all-league honors, while Ivanovic garnered second team honors.
Hicks led the Catawba Indians in scoring and rebounding this season. She led the league in rebounding at 11.6 a contest and was among the top 10 in scoring at 17.2 per game. During the season, the junior posted 21 double-doubles.
Ivanovic followed Hicks, scoring 15.8 points and grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The senior set a school record for career free throw shooting at 82% and also finished this season one off the school mark by canning 71 three-pointers.
Tusculum senior Jasmine Gunn, who led the conference in scoring and guided the Pioneers to the conference championship, was named the Player of the Year. She wins the honor for the second straight year, averaged a league-best 19.8 points per game, which ranks 12th nationally.
Shannon Depew, of Carson-Newman, was named the Women's Freshman of the Year, while Lenoir-Rhyne’s Todd Starkey earned league Coach of the Year honors for the third straight season. Mars Hill's Brittini Young was named the SAC Scholar-Athlete for women's basketball. The senior guard averaged 17.6 points per game, while attaining a 3.77 GPA, majoring in business with minors in accounting and Spanish.
2011 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS AND AWARD WINNERS
ALL-SAC FIRST TEAM
Mandy Mendenhall, Carson-Newman
Dana Hicks, CATAWBA
Cameron Sealey, Lenoir-Rhyne
Brittini Young, Mars Hill
Helen McKinney, Newberry
Jasmine Gunn, Tusculum
Kurie Washington, Wingate
ALL-SAC SECOND TEAM
Ashley Abed, Anderson
Zoriah Williams, Carson-Newman
Milica Ivanovic, CATAWBA
Taylor Deal, Mars Hill
Catherine Hintz, Tusculum
Shannon Depew, Carson-Newman
Whitney Brinkley, Lenoir-Rhyne
Tyler Carlson, Mars Hill
Ellie Gleeson, Newberry
Janitsha Williams, Wingate
COACH OF THE YEAR: Todd Starkey, Lenoir-Rhyne
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jasmine Gunn, Tusculum
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Shannon Depew, Carson-Newman
SAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE: Brittini Young, Mars Hill
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