Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 2, 2010) - Junior Ashley Taylor was named to the All-Sooner Athletic Conference's Second-Team, while teammates junior Emily Ortiz and senior Amber Vogts earned Honorable Mention and Academic All-Conference honors respectively.
Oklahoma Baptist and Oklahoma City finished tied for the Sooner Athletic Conference regular season title with no SAC losses to anyone but each other. The All-Sooner Athletic Conference team reflects that with the teams dominating the awards.
OBU senior guard Taujhnae Travis is the SAC Player of the Year after finishing second in the SAC in scoring at 16.6 points per game and fourth in steals at 2.1. Travis was Player of the Year last season and is from Humble, Texas.
Her teammate, Ashley Harrell, a senior guard from Camden, Ark., was named Defensive Player of the Year. She averaged 2.3 steals and 1.6 blocked shots per game.
Oklahoma City’s Rob Edmisson is the SAC Coach of the Year, having guided the Stars to a league record of 20-2, partially on the strength of two new players recognized as the best new talent in the conference.
Lauren Gober was named Freshman of the Year, while Donica Cosby earned Newcomer of the Year. Gober, a 6-1 forward from Newcastle, Okla., averaged 10.4 points per game. At 14.2 points per game, Cosby, a junior guard who transferred from Arkansas-Fort Smith, was third in the SAC in scoring.
Southern Nazarene’s Lauren Langston won the Sportsmanship Award.
Travis and Cosby were also First-Team All-SAC selections and were joined on there by Lana Keith of Southern Nazarene, Holly Hardin of Oklahoma City and Jenny Hardin of Rogers State.
Keith was the leading scorer in the SAC at 18.1 points per game. Holly Hardin averaged 12.1 and Jenny Hardin averaged 13.6.
The Second Team included Brittany Hampton of Lubbock Christian, Ashley Taylor of John Brown, Starr Fairbanks of Oklahoma City, Harrell, Logan Martin of Southern Nazarene and Charitie Lewis of USAO.
Third-Team selections included Gabriell Mattox of Oklahoma Baptist, Lisa Chenoweth of Oklahoma Christian, Kailan DeCamp of Oklahoma Christian, Karina Trindade of Mid-America Christian, Shamon Doss of Wayland Baptist and Amy Pryor of OBU.