Techster Trio Earns All-WAC Awards

Brittany Lewis

March 11, 2013

RUSTON - Louisiana Tech forwards Whitney Frazier and Brittany Lewis earned all-conference honors while guard Lulu Perry earned a spot on the all-freshman team as the Western Athletic Conference released postseason awards today.

Frazier was voted to the all-WAC second team by the league coaches after averaging 13.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks per game during WAC-only contests this season. The El Dorado, Arkansas native shot 43 percent from the field, 67 percent from the free throw line and 31 percent from the three-point line.

She scored in double figures in 14 of the 18 games, including a season-high 21 in a win over San Jose State on Jan. 24. She also scored 17 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer in a victory over Idaho on Feb. 16 in Ruston. Frazier earned all-freshman honors and all-defensive honors last year.

Lewis was voted third team all-WAC after averaging 11.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in league-only contests. She shot 51 percent from the field, 69 percent from the free throw line and 4-of-8 from the three-point line.

The Orange Park, Florida native scored in double figures in 13 of the 18 WAC games, including a career-high 24 points in a road game at Utah State on Feb. 28. She also registered three double doubles in league play, including a 21-point, 10-rebound effort in a home loss to Utah State in January.

Perry earned all-freshman team accolades after averaging 10.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.9 steals per game during the 18 league games. She shot 35 percent from the field, 74 percent from the free throw line and 16-of-61 from the three-point line.

The Benton native scored in double figures 11 times in WAC action, including a career-high 21 points in wins over San Jose State and UT Arlington.



League champion Seattle earned three of the four specialty awards as Joan Bonvicini was named Coach of the Year while forward Kacie Sowell was named Player of the Year. SU guard Sylvia Shephard was named Defensive Player of the Year. New Mexico State guard Stefanie Gilbreath was named Newcomer of the Year.

The trio will lead the Lady Techsters into the 2013 WAC Tournament this week in Las Vegas as LA Tech faces UTSA Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. CT. The game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network.

2012-13 All-WAC Teams

First Team All-WAC

Alyssa Charlston Idaho P 6-1 Jr. Sammamish, Wash. (Eastlake)

Devyn Christensen Utah State G 5-6 Sr. Caldwell, Idaho (Vallivue)

Ta'Rea Cunnigan San Jose State G 5-9 So. Winchester, Calif. (Chaparral)

Diamond Ford Texas State G 5-9 Sr. Houston, Texas (Hightower)

Kacie Sowell Seattle U P 6-2 Jr. Ventura, Calif. (Buena)

Second Team All-WAC

Whitney Frazier Louisiana Tech F 6-0 So. El Dorado, Ark. (El Dorado)

Stefanie Gilbreath New Mexico State G 6-1 Sr. Katy, Texas (Cinco Ranch)

Jennifer Schlott Utah State G 5-6 Jr. Mesa, Ariz. (Mountain View)

Sylvia Shephard Seattle U G 5-10 Jr. Alta Loma, Calif. (Alta Loma)

Emiko Smith Denver G 5-5 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Windward School)

Third Team All-WAC

Stacey Barr Idaho G 5-8 So. Melbourne, Australia (Maribyrnong)

Riana Byrd San Jose State F 6-1 Fr. Richmond, Calif. (Inderkum)

Jenna Johnson Utah State G 5-10 Sr. Wasilla, Alaska (Wasilla)

Kamra King UTSA G 5-6 So. Norman, Okla. (Norman)

Brittany Lewis Louisiana Tech F 6-2 Sr. Orange Park, Fla. (Fleming Island)

All-Defensive Team

Daidra Brown Seattle U G 5-6 Sr. Seattle, Wash. (John F. Kennedy Catholic)

Riana Byrd San Jose State F 6-1 Fr. Richmond, Calif. (Inderkum)

Jenna Johnson Utah State G 5-10 Sr. Wasilla, Alaska (Wasilla)

Maiya Michel Denver F 5-11 Jr. Loma Linda, Calif. (Summit)

Sylvia Shephard Seattle U G 5-10 Jr. Alta Loma, Calif. (Alta Loma)

All-Freshman Team

Riana Byrd San Jose State F 6-1 Richmond, Calif. (Inderkum)

Kailey Edwards Denver G 5-9 Broomfield, Colo. (Legacy)

Erin Peoples Texas State F 6-0 Little Rock, Ark. (Parkview)

Lulu Perry Louisiana Tech G 5-6 Benton, La. (Benton)

Christina Salvatore Idaho G 5-11 Anaheim, Calif. (Canyon)

Player of the Year: Kacie Sowell, Seattle U

Defensive Player of the Year: Sylvia Shephard, Seattle U

Newcomer of the Year: Stefanie Gilbreath, New Mexico State

Coach of the Year: Joan Bonvicini, Seattle U


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