NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The University of Dayton women’s basketball team had six players recognized by the Atlantic 10 Conference with end-of-season awards as announced by the league office on March 3. Junior Amber Deane was named the A-10 Sixth Woman of the Year in voting among the conference’s coaches.
George Washington’s Jonquel Jones was named both the Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year while the Colonials’ head coach Jonathan Tsipis was tabbed Coach of the Year. Rhode Island’s Charise Wilson was named Rookie of the Year and Kim Pierre-Louis of Massachusetts was honored as Most Improved Player.
Also for Dayton, senior Andrea Hoover was named both the A-10 First and Academic Teams for the third consecutive year and senior Ally Malott picked up First Team and Academic Team honors for the second straight year. Junior Kelley Austria was rewarded for her hard work on the defensive side of the ball with an All-Defensive Team nod and freshman Jenna Burdette was named to the All-Rookie Team. Rounding out the Flyers’ awards is junior Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova who was named to the All-Academic Team along with Hoover and Malott.
Dayton will kick off post-season play on Friday, March 6 in the quarterfinal round of the 2015 Atlantic 10 Championship. Second-seeded UD will face the winner of No. 7 Saint Joseph’s vs. No. 10 George Mason at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Richmond Coliseum.