Wednesday, April 2, 2008

LSC Hoopsters receive postseason honors

Daktronics post-season awards announced

Emily Brister was recently named to the 2008 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women's All-American First Team. She is the sole LSC player named All-American by Daktronics.

Brister, a junior from Amarillo, Texas, leads West Texas A&M with 21.5 points per game this season, and in almost all major statistical categories with the exception of field goal percentage, three point percentage and assists. Brister returns as the Daktronics South Central Region Player of the Year for the second straight time after being named to the all-region first team for the third straight season. Brister was a third team Daktronics All-American as a freshman after being named the Lone Star Conference Freshman of the Year. She has received the LSC South Division Player of the Year award all three seasons she has been in college. Brister has led the Lady Buffs to sixth straight 20-plus win seasons as she ranks seventh in the nation in points per game. She is the second most prolific scorer in West Texas A&M history and currently is just 20 points short of the school record. Additionally, she is in the top five in WTAMU history in field goals attempted, three-point field goals made, three-point field goals attempted, free throws made, free throws attempted and steals. She has scored 30-plus points nine times in her career and has been held to single-digit scoring only twice (once each during her freshman and sophomore years). She has been an honorable mention All-American by WBCA twice, was the 2007 LSC Female Athlete of the Year and the 2007 LSC South Division Player of the Year in addition to earning first team all-conference honors all three seasons in college. Brister led the nation as a freshman in 2006 with 4.1 steals per game, tying a school record for 132 steals in a season.

The Daktronics South Central Regional team is dominated by LSC players. The first team includes Brister, Audrey Maxwell of ACU, Lizzie Brenner of UCO, and Britney Jordan of TAMC. The second team included Renee Renz of TWU, Alex Guiton of ACU and Lacey Goldwire of ECU. Goldwire and Guiton are the only seniors, all of the others were juniors this year.

Additionally, Brister and Jordan were recently named to the WBCA All-American team as honorable mention recipients. Jordan has also been named to the 2007-08 Daktronics All-South Central Regional team and was a first team all-Lone Star Conference North Division honoree for the second straight year.

Jordan led the Lions in seven categories including scoring (19.6 ppg), assists (120), steals (57), field goals made (186), field goals attempted (529), 3-point field goals made (62), 3-point field goals attempted (199) and was second in free throws made (96) and free throws attempted (135) en route to leading A&M-Commerce to a 19-9 record.

Link to Texas A&M-Commerce release.

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