JACKSON, Miss. -— Hendrix senior Christina Byler has been named to the All Southern College Athletic Conference First Team.
Juniors Anna Roane and Katy Ashley-Pauley (Conway High) earned honorable mention awards.
Byler, a four-time All-SCAC performer (twice Second Team; twice First Team), averaged 15.7 points (sixth in the SCAC) and 6.5 rebounds (15th in the SCAC) per game during the regular season. The senior also made 55 3-pointers (third in the SCAC) and shot 75.6 percent (13th in the SCAC) from the free-throw line and 39.6 percent (fourth in the SCAC) from 3-point range. Byler received one Player-of-the-Year vote.
With 1,696 career points and 736 career rebounds heading into Sunday’s SCAC Championship game, Byler needs four points to become just the second player in league history to score 1,700+ career points and grab 700+ career rebounds.
Roane averages 9.1 ppg and 4.1 rpg. She ranks 10th in the SCAC with 44 3-pointers and 17th in the league with 34.1 percentage from distance. Ashley-Pauley leads the conference with a 44.2 percentage (38-of-86) from behind the arc. She is also second in the SCAC with 108 assists.
Warriors’ first year Jamie Tate also received two Newcomer of the Year votes. Tate ranks fifth in the SCAC with 212 rebounds and sixth with 8.5 rpg. She has grabbed 79 offensive boards (third in SCAC) and 133 defensive rebounds (seventh in SCAC).
Junior guard Maggie Prewitt of Centre College was selected as SCAC Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Year while head coaches Kris Huffman of DePauw University and Chuck Winkelman of Millsaps College, a former Hendrix head coach, shared Coach of the Year honors.