NCCSIA Announces 2017 Women's Basketball College Division All-State Teams

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) has announced the 10 members of the 2016-17 College Division All-State Women's Basketball Team. Eight different North Carolina institutions were recognized on this year's teams.

University of Mount Olive led the way with three total selections, while Barton College, Brevard College, Guilford College, Johnson C. Smith University, Salem College, Shaw University and Wingate University all placed a student-athlete on one of the two all-state teams.

Mount Olive junior Felecity Havens earned first-team honors with season averages of 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. She was a member of the Conference Carolinas All-Conference First Team and her 15 total double-doubles were the third most in the country.

Senior Daria Simmons joined her college teammate at UMO on the first team after averaging a team-best 17.7 points per game, collecting 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 2.6 assists per contest in the process. She was also a Conference Carolinas First Team All-Conference selection.

Barton's Kianna Wynn was named a first team member and gained Conference Carolinas First Team All-Conference accolades as well. The sophomore led her team in scoring at 18.4 points per game, while pulling down 10.4 rebounds per contest, ranking her third overall in the conference. She shot 55.1 percent from the field and recorded 20 double-doubles over 30 games during the season.

Brevard's Madison Lenox and Wingate's Marta Miscenko rounded out the first team selections for the NCCSIA as both competitors were honored as all-conference players in the South Atlantic Conference.

Miscenko averaged 13.8 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game and 2.3 blocks in 30 games. She had 15 double-doubles this year, while shooting at a 48.3 percent clip from the floor and producing 16 double-doubles.

Lenox was a first all-SAC selection as well as a Division II CCA All-American. The senior finished ninth in the nation in points per game with a 20.5 average, while also collecting 9.3 rebounds per game, 2.9 steals per game and 1.9 blocks per game.

Picking up NCCSIA second-team honors were five forwards, including Mount Olive's Kiara Jones, Salem's Sabrina Shepherd, Shaw's LaQuisha Taylor, Johnson C. Smith's Blaire Thomas and Guilford's Anais Weatherly.

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

 
 

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2016-17 College Division All-State Women's Basketball Teams

 

First Team

 
 
 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

F

Felecity Havens

Jr.

Mount Olive

Wilmington, N.C.

G

Madison Lenox

Sr.

Brevard

Raleigh, N.C.

C

Marta Miscenko

Jr.

Wingate

Riga, Latvia

G

Daria Simmons

Sr.

Mount Olive

Lanham, Md.

F

Kianna Wynn

So.

Barton

Knightdale, N.C.

 
 
 
 
 

Second Team

 
 
 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

F

Kiara Jones

Sr.

Mount Olive

Wake Forest, N.C.

F

Sabrina Shepherd

Sr.

Salem

Selma, N.C.

F

LaQuisha Taylor

Jr.

Shaw

Charlotte, N.C.

F

Blaire Thomas

Jr.

Johnson C. Smith

Waterloo, Iowa

F

Anais Weatherly

Sr.

Guilford

Winston-Salem, N.C.