Tuesday, March 14, 2017

VUU Lady Walker Earns All-Region Honors

CALIFORNIA, Pennsylvania -- Virginia Union University's Lady Walker has been named to the 2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) First Team All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Team, the CCA announced Tuesday, March 14.

VUU's Brittany Jackson was named Second-Team All-Region.

Walker, the 2017 NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament MVP, averages 14.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game and ranks eighth in the country in offensive rebounding (4.4). She scored 32 points and collected 10 rebounds in guiding the Panthers to the Atlantic Region Championship on Monday, March 13.

The five-person All-Atlantic Region First Team features all four Conference Players of the Year from the region: Glenn (PSAC West), Glenville State's Paris McLeod (MEC), Virginia Union's Lady Walker (CIAA) and Shippensburg's senior forward Stephanie Knauer (PSAC East). Glenn is joined on the First Team by her teammate, junior forward Seairra Barrett.

All five all-region selectees will now be eligible for the All-American Team, to be announced at a later date.

Five players were selected to the CCA All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Second Team: Slippery Rock senior guard Lexi Carpenter, Mercyhurst senior guard Angela Heintz, Virginia Union junior guard Brittany Jackson, Notre Dame (Ohio) senior forward Kelsey Miller and Chowan senior forward Jordan Payne. Heintz is one of three Division II players this season with two triple-doubles.

The Division II CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.

2016-17 CCA All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Teams

Seairra Barrett, California (Pa.)
Miki Glenn, California (Pa.)
Stephanie Knauer, Shippensburg
Paris McLeod, Glenville State
Lady Walker, Virginia Union

Lexi Carpenter, Slippery Rock
Angela Heintz, Mercyhurst
Brittany Jackson, Virginia Union
Kelsey Miller, Notre Dame (Ohio)
Jordan Payne, Chowan

Miki Glenn, California (Pa.)


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