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Originally published: 2013-03-06 16:39:27
Last modified: 2013-03-06 16:39:27

Freeman, Sydnor named all-SoCon

by Staff Reports

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Appalachian State women’s basketball team senior Anna Freeman and sophomore Maryah Sydnor were named to the All-Southern Conference Team by the league’s coaches Tuesday.

Freeman was also named first team all-conference by the SoCon media members. The media named Sydnor to the second team.

Freeman finished the regular season as the top scorer (16.6 ppg) and steals leader (3.0 spg) in the SoCon. She currently ranks third in rebounds (8.9 rpg) and blocks (1.9 bpg), while heading a front line that leads the league in scoring with an average of 68.9 points per game and ranks second in offensive and defensive rebounding (40.7 rpg). Freeman capped off her regular season slate with nine double-doubles, including a 26-point effort in the Mountaineers’ 63-60 loss to Samford.

Sydnor completed her sophomore campaign ranked second in the league in free-throw percentage, averaging 88.1 percent (89-for-101) on the season, while finishing third in field goal percentage with a 49.2 percent average (158-for-321).

The 2013 Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament begins Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Kimmel Arena in Asheville. The championship game is scheduled for March 11 at 3:00 p.m.

2013 SoCon Coaches Women's Basketball Awards

All-Conference team


Sophia Aleksandravicius, Davidson

Ashlen Dewart, Chattanooga


Ali Ford, Elon


Anna Freeman, Appalachian State


Laura Murray, Davidson


Kelsey Evans, Elon


Kayla Christopher, Chattanooga,

Maryah Appalachian State


Jazmine Martin, Samford


Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

All-Freshman team

Holli Wilkins, Furman


Lucy Mason, UNCG


Tatianna Jackson, Chattanooga


Lindsay Simpson, Western Carolina


Dakota Dukes, Davidson

Media


Player of the Year – Sophia Aleksandravicius, Davidson


Freshman of the Year – Lucy Mason, UNCG


Coach of the Year – Wes Moore, Chattanooga



First team

Anna Freeman Appalachian State


Sophia Aleksandravicius, Davidson


Ali Ford, Elon


Kayla Christopher, Chattanooga


Ashlen Dewart, Chattanooga

Second team


Maryah Sydnor, Appalachian State


Laura Murray, Davidson


Kelsey Evans, Elon


Jazmine Martin, Samford


Daniella Motley, Wofford



All-freshman team


Dakota Dukes, Davidson


Holli Wilkins, Furman


Tatianna Jackson, Chattanooga


Lindsay Simpson,

Western Carolina
Lucy Mason, UNCG