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Emilie Ziese, left, and Shelby Beam receive all-conference honors Wednesday.
Emilie Ziese, left, and Shelby Beam receive all-conference honors Wednesday.
Women's Basketball - Wed, Mar. 1, 2017

Mid-South Conference helped women's basketball teams inside the league celebrate another banner 2016-17 season. Five of the eight teams spent significant time ranked in the Top 25 of the national coach's poll while three finished the year in the Top 10 and a fourth in the Top 25. A fifth team was receiving votes.

"This is a strong conference top to bottom, so any and all recognition is a big accomplishment," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey.

Five Tigers were announced Tuesday afternoon as being part of the all-academic team – Shelby Beam, Kennedy Flynn, Lydia Graves, Martina Lytle and Emilie Ziese. These five are sophomores or higher with at least a 3.25 grade point average.

Beam and Ziese also picked up some individual honors as members of the all-conference teams. Beam, a sophomore from Arab, Ala., led the Tigers with 13 points per game. She broke the all-time school record, male and female, for three-pointers made in a game and finished ranked 10th nationally in threes made per game and 15th for total threes made. For her efforts, she was one of 10 players in the MSC to earn second team honors.

Ziese, a senior from Rensselaer, was second on the team with 12.4 points per game. She led GC in rebounds per game with 10.4, finishing the season averaging a double-double. Ziese finished 12th in total rebounds per game, 13th in defensive rebounds per game, 18th nationally in offensive rebounds per game, and 21st in total rebounds.

"I'm so proud of all these young women," McCloskey said. "First, academically, that is why we are all here. The work they put in the classroom and studies on top of all the demands of travel and practice is impressive.

"Then to know how many talented players we have in our conference and for two of our players to be recognized by the coaches is phenomenal. Both work so hard at learning the game and being the teammates we need them to be."

The women tip off action 4 pm Thursday facing No. 22 University of Pikeville.



 

 
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