Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 1, 2009) - Oklahoma Baptist University guard Taujhnae Travis tops the 2008-09 All-Sooner Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball team, released Sunday.
Travis, a junior guard from Humble, Texas, led the SAC in scoring at 19.4 points per game and helped OBU win its first outright conference championship since 1983.
Southern Nazarene’s Lori Carter was named Coach of the Year, having guided the Crimson Storm to a 24-win regular season.
Oklahoma City’s Holly Hardin and Wayland Baptist’s Rose Ouma shared Newcomer of the Year honors. Hardin, a junior forward from Chickasha, averaged 12.9 points and led the SAC in rebounding (9.4) and blocked shots (1.5). Ouma, a junior forward from Nairobi, Kenya, averaged 14.9 points and led the SAC with 4.6 steals per game.
Ouma also was named SAC Defensive Player of the Year.
SNU’s Logan Martin, a guard from Bethany, Okla., was named SAC Freshman of the Year after leading the Storm in scoring (16.6), assists (4.0)and steals (2.2). Jordan Hampton of Lubbock Christian was honored with the Sportsmanship Award. She is a senior guard from Canyon, Texas.
Travis, Hardin, Hampton and Martin were joined on the All-SAC First Team by LCU’s Sierra Lovorn and SNU’s Lana Keith.
Lovorn, a senior guard from Canyon, Texas, averaged 10.2 points and led LCU in assists and steals. Keith, a junior guard from Washington, Okla., averaged 16.4 points.
Ouma headed up the Second Team, which also included Natasha Hogg of Oklahoma Baptist, Charite Lewis of USAO, D’Shanna Butler of Northwestern Oklahoma State, Chelsea Ledbetter of Oklahoma City and Ashley Taylor of John Brown.
The Third Team consisted of Jennifer Jupin of Oklahoma Baptist, AzzieKnox of Rogers State, Hillary Duncan of Oklahoma Christian, Ivaney Marquez of USAO, Karina Trindade of Mid-America Christian and Kinzie Didier of Southern Nazarene.
Also earning Honorable Mention honors for JBU was freshman Chelsea Garrison of Springdale, Ark., and junior Amber Vogts received Academic All-Conference honors.