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Johnson Named First Team All-SAC for Women's Basketball

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSac.com) -- Catawba junior guard Bri Johnson (Statesville, N.C./N. Iredell/Belmont Abbey) has earned first team All-South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball honors as announced by the league office on Thursday.  Sophomore center Terri Rogers (Burlington, N.C./E. Alamance) earned second team honors, while junior forward Jada Huntley (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge) was an honorable mention pick.

Anderson forward Jennifer Monroe was voted the SAC Player of the Year, while Newberry’s Meg Essex was voted the Freshman of the Year.  Mars Hill mentor Sarah Jansen was tabbed the Coach of the Year.

Johnson currently ranks second in the league in scoring as she led Catawba with a 15.8 average.  She shot 40% from the field and made 84% at the line.  She chipped in with 4.4 rebounds a game with 50 assists and 36 steals.

Rogers led the team by pulling down 7.5 rebounds a game and was second in scoring at 13.8 a contest.  She shot 49% from the field and 71% at the line.  Huntley rejoined the team after the first semester and scored at a 12.5 clip.  She averaged 5.6 rebounds a contest and was a 78% free throw shooter.

Monroe is averaging 14.8 points per outing and leads the conference with a 50.5 percent stroke from the field.  She is second in the league with 9.0 rebounds per game.  Essex tops the SAC with 2.46 blocked shots per game, while averaging 12.8 points.  Jansen led her Lions to fourth place in the SAC after being picked to finish eighth. 

2015-16 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams

First Team
Jennifer Monroe, Anderson
Ansley Ricker, Mars Hill
Megan Pittman, Lincoln Memorial
Samantha Creed, Newberry
Shynese Whitener, Tusculum
Bri Johnson, Catawba

Second Team
Heather Jankowy, Anderson
Terri Rogers, Catawba
Meg Essex, Newberry
Jazz Green, Coker
Morgan McGee, Wingate
Tatum Burstrom, Carson-Newman

Honorable Mention
Cadence Wilmoth, Mars Hill
Kailyn Brooks, Carson-Newman
Danasia Witherspoon, Wingate
Madison Lenox, Brevard
Alexis Dillard, Anderson
Jada Huntley, Catawba

All-Freshman
Meg Essex, Newberry
Danasia Witherspoon, Wingate
Kasey Johnson, Tusculum
Courtney Robinson, Wingate
Kayla Newman, Carson-Newman

Player of the Year: Jennifer Monroe, Anderson
Freshman of the Year: Meg Essex, Newberry
Coach of the Year: Sarah Jansen, Mars Hill

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