March 9, 2014
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech junior Whitney Frazier and freshman JaQuan Jackson were both recognized by a panel of Conference USA coaches, sports information directors and media members as the duo both earned postseason honors.
Frazier earned second team all-conference accolades while Jackson earned a spot on the five-member all-Freshman team.
Frazier earns her second straight second team all-conference honor, her first as a playing member of Conference USA. The El Dorado, Ark. native who earned second team all-Western Athletic Conference honors as a sophomore picked up this year's award after averaging 16.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game for the Lady Techsters.
The 6-foot forward recorded 14 double doubles this year while shooting 45 percent from the field, 78 percent from the free throw line and 8-of-37 from the three-point line. She led Tech in starts (29), minutes (1074), scoring, rebounding, FG%, FT%, double digit scoring games (26), double digit rebounding games (16) and double doubles.
Frazier led team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding 21 times. She registered seven 20-plus point performances, including 26 vs. Marshall, 25 vs. LSU and 24 vs. Ole Miss.
Jackson earned a spot on the C-USA all-Freshman team after leading all the league's rookies in scoring at 11.1 points per game while also averaging 3.4 rebounds a contest. She shot 36 percent from the field and 83 percent from the free throw line while hitting on 46-of-141 three-pointers. Her 46 made three-pointers is second most ever by a LA Tech freshman, trailing only Tamicha Jackson (48 in 1996-97).
The Killeen, Texas native started 25 games, including all 16 C-USA contest. She scored in double figures 16 times during the season, including three 20-plus point performances. She became the first LA Tech true freshman in more than 20 years to score 20 or more points in back-to-back games.
2013-14 CONFERENCE USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS FIRST TEAM
Jada Payne, So., G, East Carolina
+Jerica Coley, Sr., PG, FIU
+Ebony Rowe, Sr., F, Middle Tennessee
Shae Kelley, Jr., F, Old Dominion
+Jessica Kuster, Sr., F, Rice****
+Jamierra Faulkner, Sr., PG, Southern Miss***
Karisma Chapman, Sr., F, UAB
Kayla Thornton, Sr., F, UTEP
Ny Hammonds, Sr., G, Charlotte
Abria Trice, Jr., G/F, East Carolina
Kimberly Smith, Sr., G, Florida Atlantic
Whitney Frazier, Jr., F, Louisiana Tech
Danielle Blagg, Jr., G, Tulane
Jamie Kaplan, Jr., G, Tulane
Ashley Clark, So., G, Tulsa
Ashley Grimes, Sr., G/F, UAB
Lefty Webster, G, Charlotte
JaQuan Jackson, G, Louisiana Tech
Olivia Jones, F, Middle Tennessee
Brittanny Dinkins, G, Southern Miss
Leslie Vorpahl, G, Tulane
Ondrea Shaw, Jr., P, East Carolina
Ebony Rowe, Sr., F, Middle Tennessee
Jessica Kuster, Sr., F, Rice****
Jamierra Faulkner, Sr., PG, Southern Miss**
Kayla Thornton, Sr., F, UTEP**
+ Unanimous First Team Selection (coaches/SIDs cannot vote for own players, unanimous denotes voted first team by other voters)
*-indicates repeat honors