April 15, 2013
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech sophomore forward Whitney Frazier earned third team all-state honors and senior Brittany Lewis and freshman Lulu Perry earned honorable mention accolades on the Louisiana Sports Writers Associaton Women's Basketball Team released this weekend.
LSU forward Theresa Plaisance, guard Danielle Ballard and coach Nikki Caldwell led the Tigers to the Sweet 16 of the 2013 NCAA Tournament and all three were honored as they were named the LSWA State Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year.
Joining the three-some on the list of specialty awards was Grambling State guard Joanna Miller, who was named the state Newcomer of the Year.
Frazier, who was named the LSWA State Freshman of the Year last season, earned her award after averaging 11.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game this season while shooting 41 percent from the field and 68 percent from the free throw line. The El Dorado, Arkansas native also earned second team all-Western Athletic Conference honors this season as well after scoring in double figures 20 times and recording double digit rebounds four times. She scored a season-high 21 points against Oral Roberts and Utah State.
Lewis earned honorable mention accolades after averaging 11.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Orange Park, Florida native also earned third team all-WAC honors after scoring in double figures 19 times and registering five double doubles. She scored a season-high 24 points in a loss to Utah State.
Perry was voted honorable mention all-state after averaging 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while shooting 34 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Benton native also earned WAC all-Freshman team honors this year after scoring in double figures 16 times, including a career-high 23 points in a loss to WAC regular season champion Seattle.
Theresa Plaisance, LSU (17.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.7 bpg) (466 points) Junior, Forward (New Orleans, La.) WBCA All-Region Team; First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches); SEC All-Defensive Team
Ashlyn Baggett, McNeese State (18.8 ppg, 2.4 apg, 1.8 spg) (404 points) Senior, Guard (Iota, La.) All-SLC (2nd team), SLC All-Tournament team, Capital One District 6 All-District (1st team), Southerm Miss all-tournament, Tulane DoubleTree Classic all-tournament
Natosha Gottlieb, Louisiana College (18.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.5 spg) (343 points) Senior, Forward (Alexandria, La.) WBCA 1st Team All-American, D3hoops.com 2nd Team All-American, D3hoops.com All-South Region Player of the Year, D3hoops.com 1st Team All-South Region, ASC East Player of the Year, ASC East Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team Consensus All-ASC, 1st Team All-ASC East, ASC East All-Defensive Team, ASC All-Tournament Team, 4-time ASC East Player of the Week
Sharde Henry, LSU-Shreveport (19.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 4.0 apg) (290 points) Senior, Guard (Lake Charles, La.) NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, RRAC Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-RRAC
Joanna Miller, Grambling State (17.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg) (279 points) Junior, Guard (Los Angeles, Calif.) SWAC Player of the Week Three Times ... SWAC First Team All-Conference ... Newcomer of the Year ... SWAC All-Tournament Team
Second Team All-State
Adrienne Webb, LSU (14.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg) (263 points) Senior, Guard (Madison, Ala.) Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches), Honorable Mention All-SEC (AP)
Alisha Allen, Nicholls State (15.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.4 apg) (257 points) Senior, Forward (Garland, Texas) Second-team All-Southland; Southland and LSWA POW (3/10); BTI All-Tournament
Danielle Ballard, LSU (12.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg) (200 points) Freshman, Guard (Memphis, Tenn.) SEC All-Freshman, SEC All-Defensive Team, Five-Time SEC Freshman of the Week
Jazzmin Smith, Dillard (16.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.8 spg) (199 points) Senior, Forward (Lake Charles, La.) 2013 1st team All-GCAC, 2013 NAIA Honorable Mention
Caitlin Baggett, McNeese State (15.4 ppg, 4.6 apg) (193 points) Senior, Guard (Iota, La.) All-SLC (2nd team), Tulane DoubleTree Classic all-tournament
Third Team All-State
Vashni Sharp-Moore, Centenary (19.9 ppg, 6.8 apg) (146 points) Junior, Guard (Shreveport, La.) 2013 SCAC First Team; SCAC Player of the Week
Olivia Grayson, Tulane (10.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 56 steals) (133 points) Senior, Guard (Metairie, La.) 2nd team all-CUSA; All-Tournament at Hilton Garden Inn Thanksgiving Tournament; All-Tournament at Tulane/DoubleTree Classic
Jasmine Brewer, Loyola (13.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 42 steals) (132 points) Junior, Forward (Houston, Texas) SSAC All-Conference; Champion of Character; SSAC All-Academic Team
Whitney Frazier, LA Tech (11.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 46 steals) (127 points) Sophomore, Forward (El Dorado, Ark.) Second team all-WAC (league coaches); 2nd team all-WAC (CollegeSportsMadness.com); LSWA State Player of the Week (Feb. 8)
KK Babin, Nicholls State (13.2 ppg, 5.0 apg, 3.6 rpg) (82 points) Junior, Guard (Gonzales, La.) Third-team All-Southland; Two-time LSWA POW; Maggie Dixon All-Tournament; BTI All-Tournament
Player of the Year: Theresa Plaisance, LSU (Plaisance 21, Gottlieb 6, Baggett 4, Henry 1)
Freshman of the Year: Danielle Ballard, LSU (Ballard 17, Perez 5, Veal 4, Perry 4, Evans 2)
Newcomer of the Year: Joanna Miller, Grambling State (Miller 25, Okoye 6, Jasmine Scott 1)
Coach of the Year: Nikki Caldwell, LSU (Caldwell 12, Bo Browder 8, DoBee Plaisance 4, Brooke/Scott Stoehr 3, Jason Tinsley 3, Donald-Williams 2)