Women's Basketball

Jackson named to All-Big South Second Team; Mann earns Honorable Mention, All-Academic honors

Jackson named to All-Big South Second Team; Mann earns Honorable Mention, All-Academic honors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - Charleston Southern sophomore guard Ke'Asia Jackson was named to the 2016-17 Big South Women's Basketball All-Conference Second Team as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Alyssa Mann was also recognized among the conference postseason award winners earning All-Conference Honorable Mention and All-Academic honors.

Jackson led the Buccaneers in multiple categories on the season including points, field goal percentage, free throws made, and free throw percentage. Jackson finished second in the conference in scoring with 15.4 points per game and scored double-digits in 25 of 28 games played in the regular season. The Irmo, S.C. native led the Big South in free throw percentage connecting on 85.1% (103-of-121) of her attempts from the line. She was sixth in the conference in field goal percentage (42.3%) and was one of only three players in the conference to make at least 100 free throws in the 2016-17 season.

Jackson scored 20 or more points in six different games this season including a career-high 29 points on December 30 against Western Carolina. She earned Big South Player of the Week honors for her efforts against the Catamounts.

Jackson added 26 points in CSU's contest against High Point and added 20 point performances in wins against Winthrop (23), Gardner-Webb (22), and Campbell (20).

Mann earns postseason recognition for the second consecutive season after receiving Honorable Mention honors in the 2015-16 season. Mann averaged 11.5 points per game and finished third in the conference in averaging 3.9 assists per game. She became just the 15th player in CSU program history to reach the 1,000 career point mark this season and currently sits among the Bucs' all-time leaders in points, rebounds, assists, three-pointers, and steals.

Mann earned All-Academic honors for the second season as well. She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in May 2016 and currently has a 3.75 GPA while pursuing her MBA at CSU.

High Point sophomore guard Emma Bockrath and Campbell head coach Ronny Fisher have been voted the 2016-17 Big South Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively, by the league's head coaches.  The panel voted Liberty forward Keyen Green Freshman of the Year and Campbell guard MaKala Rouse as the league's Defensive Player of the Year.  Presbyterian College junior guard Janie Miles was honored as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year in a vote of the league's Sports Information Directors.

No. 5 Charleston Southern opens the 2017 Big South Conference Women's Basketball Championships this weekend with a rematch of last season's quarterfinals as the Buccaneers take on tournament host and No. 4 seed Liberty on Friday afternoon. Tipoff on ESPN3 is set for 2 p.m.

2016-17 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE
First-Team All-Conference

Emma Bockrath, G, Soph., High Point
Chatori Major, G, Sr., UNC Asheville
Destinee Walker, G/F, Soph., Radford
Jayda Worthy, F, Jr., Radford
Erica Williams, G/F, Sr., Winthrop

Second-Team All-Conference
Kaylah Keys, G, Sr., High Point
Keyen Green, F, Fr., Liberty
Summer Price, G, Jr., Campbell
Cortney Storey, G, Jr., Presbyterian
Ke'Asia Jackson, G, Soph., Charleston Southern

Honorable Mention All-Conference
Alyssa Mann, G, R-Sr., Charleston Southern
Tierra Huntsman, G, R-Jr., Gardner-Webb
MaKala Rouse, G, Jr., Campbell
Janayla White, F, Jr., Radford
KJ Weaver, C, Sr., UNC Asheville

All-Freshman Team
Keyen Green, F, Liberty
Khiana Johnson, G, Radford
Ola Makurat, G/F,  Liberty
Iva Ilic, G, Liberty
Camryn Brown, G, High Point

All-Academic Team
Brianna Cribb, G/F, Sr., Campbell
Alyssa Mann, G, Gr., Charleston Southern
Alexus Hill, G, Jr., Gardner-Webb
Lindsey Edwards, G/F, Soph., High Point
Audrey Rettstatt, G/F, Sr., Liberty
Micaela Ellis, G, Jr., Longwood
Janie Miles, G, Jr., Presbyterian
Rachael Ross, C, Gr., Radford
Chatori Major, G, Sr., UNC Asheville
Naima Jackson, G, Jr., Winthrop

Player of the Year
Emma Bockrath, G, Soph., High Point

Freshman of the Year
Keyen Green, F, Liberty

Defensive Player of the Year
MaKala Rouse, G, Jr., Campbell

Coach of the Year
Ronny Fisher, Campbell

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Janie Miles, G, Jr., Presbyterian

 

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