UNCGSPARTANS.COM
3-5-2019

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNC Greensboro women’s basketball’s Nadine Soliman was named to the All-Southern Conference First-Team while Te'ja Twitty garnered second-team honors, the league announced Tuesday. Both players earned the honors from the coaches and the SoCon Sports Media Association.

Soliman has earned all-SoCon honors each year of her career with selections to the second-team the previous two seasons in addition to being named the freshman of the year. This is the second season accolade for Twitty as she was picked to the all-freshmen team in 2016-17.

Soliman has been one of the top scorers and rebounders in the SoCon this season, ranking second and 31st in the nation in points per game (19.1) and third in boards per game (7.4). Leading the league in minutes played (35.3 per game), she’s also placed second in defensive rebounds (5.9 per game), tied for second in made three’s per game (2.3), third in free throw percentage (.815) and eighth in steals (1.5 per game) and three-point percentage (.338). She’s recorded 14 games with 20+ points with only one game with less than 10 points and seven double-doubles, including five in league play, and set the school-record for most defensive rebounds in a single-season with 171.

Twitty ranks one slot above Soliman in rebounding at 8.0 rpg while being one of the most efficient scorers in the conference with a .513 field goal percentage (third-best in the league and 50th in D-I). Placing seventh in scoring (12.8 ppg), she has done her damage more so on the offensive glass, ranking second at 3.6 per game. She leads the team with eight double-doubles despite missing three non-conference games.

No. 6 seed UNCG faces No. 3 Chattanooga Thursday at approximately 5:45 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Ingles SoCon Women’s Basketball Championship.

 

Player of the Year

Amanda Thompson, Sr., F, Mercer

 

Freshman of the Year

Eboni Williams, F, Chattanooga

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Erica Haynes-Overton So., G, ETSU

 

Coach of the Year

Susie Gardner, Mercer

 

Ann Lashley Inspiration Award Winner

Amanda Thompson, Sr., F, Mercer

 

First team

Erica Haynes-Overton, ETSU

KeKe Calloway, Mercer

Amanda Thompson, Mercer

Nadine Soliman, UNCG

Chloe Wanink, Wofford

 

Second team

Le’Jzae Davidson, Furman

Celena Taborn, Furman

Shannon Titus, Mercer

Lakelyn Bouldin, Chattanooga

Te'ja Twitty, UNCG

Da’Ja Green, Wofford

 

All-defensive Team

Erica Haynes-Overton, ETSU

Kaitlyn Duncan, Furman

Shannon Titus, Mercer

Arianne Whitaker, Chattanooga

Cairo Booker, Wofford

 

All-freshman team

Kaia Upton, ETSU

Milica Manojlovic, Furman

Eboni Williams, Chattanooga

Jewel Smalls, Western Carolina

Niyah Lutz, Wofford

 

SoCon Sports Media Association (SCSMA) All-Southern Conference Women's Basketball Teams

 

Player of the Year

KeKe Calloway, Sr., G, Mercer

 

Freshman of the Year

Jewel Smalls, G, Western Carolina

 

Coach of the Year

Susie Gardner, Mercer

 

First team

Le’Jzae Davidson, Furman

KeKe Calloway, Mercer

Amanda Thompson, Mercer

Nadine Soliman, UNCG

Chloe Wanink, Wofford

 

Second team

Erica Haynes-Overton, ETSU

Celena Taborn, Furman

Shannon Titus, Mercer

Lakelyn Bouldin, Chattanooga

Te'ja Twitty, UNCG

 

Third team

Micah Scheetz, ETSU

Natalie Armstrong, Samford

Jewel Smalls, Western Carolina

Cairo Booker, Wofford

Da’Ja Green, Wofford

 

All-freshman team

Kaia Upton, ETSU

Milica Manojlovic, Furman

Eboni Williams, Chattanooga

Jewel Smalls, Western Carolina

Jackie Carman, Wofford

 

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