Owens named to Sun Belt’s all-conference third team

Western Kentucky senior forward LaTeira Owens has been named to the Sun Belt’s all-conference third team, the league announced today.

Owens, who has averaged 11.1 points and 7.7 rebounds this season, was the Lady Toppers’ lone representative on the list.

Florida International sophomore guard Jerica Coley was named the league’s player of the year. Coley ranks third in the nation in scoring at 24 points per game.

Arkansas-Little Rock’s Taylor Gault, Denver’s Kaetlyn Murdoch and Middle Tennessee’s Ebony Rowe and Kortni Jones made up the rest of the first team.

Gault was also named freshman of the year, and Florida Atlantic’s Teri Stamps was tabbed defensive player of the year.

MTSU coach Rick Insell claimed coach of the year honors after leading the Lady Raiders to an undefeated Sun Belt record.

WKU freshman guard Derrick Gordon made the third team on the men’s side.

The full list of the women’s awards is available below:

First Team All-Sun Belt Conference

Taylor Gault (UALR, Fr., G)

Kaetlyn Murdoch (Denver, Sr., F)

Jerica Coley (FIU, So., G)

Ebony Rowe (Middle Tennessee, So., F)

Kortni Jones (Middle Tennessee, Jr., G)

Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference

Jane Morrill (Arkansas State, So. F)

Marian Kursh (UALR, Sr., C)

Emiko Smith (Denver, Jr., G)

Chenise Miller (Florida Atlantic, So., F)

Icelyn Elie (Middle Tennessee, Jr., F)

Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference

Fanni Hutlassa (FIU, RS-Sr., G)

Larrie Williams (Louisiana-Monroe, Sr., C)

Jasmine Godbolt (North Texas, Jr., F)

Mansa El (South Alabama, r-Jr., G)

LaTeira Owens (WKU, Sr., F)

Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year

Jerica Coley (FIU, So., G)

Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year

Teri Stamps (Florida Atlantic, Sr., G)

Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year

Taylor Gault (UALR, Fr., G)

Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year

Rick Insell, Middle Tennessee

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