The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2016-17 University Division All-State Women's Basketball Teams on Tuesday. A total of 10 student-athletes from six different North Carolina schools were named to the first and second teams.
Charlotte led all schools with four selections, including a pair of First-Team picks, while High Point followed with a pair of honorees.
Senior guard Lefty Webster of Charlotte earned First-Team All-State notice after being named to the Second Team in each of the previous two seasons. The Norfolk, Va., product earned Second-Team All-Conference USA honors after ranking third on the team with a 13.2 scoring average. Webster also led the 49ers with 155 assists and 69 steals while starting all 31 games.
Sophomore guard Grace Hunter, Charlotte's leading scorer and rebounder, earned First-Team distinction after averaging 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the 49ers. The Raleigh, N.C., product became just the second Charlotte player to garner First-Team All-Conference USA recognition in program history. A six-time Conference USA Player-of-the-Week honoree, she scored in double figures 25 times and recorded eight double-double efforts.
Campbell junior guard Summer Price received a spot on the All-State First Team after guiding the Camels to a 21-10 record and a berth in the Women's Basketball Invitational. The Beaverdam, Va., product received Second-Team All-Big South Conference distinction and led the Camels by averaging 13.2 points per game. She started 30-of-31 games during her junior campaign and posted seven 20-point performances, including a season-high 23 points against VCU on Nov. 19.
Sophomore guard Emma Bockrath of High Point makes her first appearance on the All-State First Team after leading the Panthers to a 15-15 record. Bockrath, the Big South Player-of-the-Year, became the second player in the program's Division I history to average at least 10.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game and finished in the top 10 in the Big south in five different categories. The Dayton, Ohio, native scored 12.5 points per game while grabbing 5.9 rebounds per contest.
North Carolina Central senior guard Morgan Jones rounds out the All-State First Team after leading the Eagles with a 13.8 scoring average. A native of Stockbridge, Va., she also paced the squad with 52 assists and 60 steals. In addition, Jones scored in double figures in 23-of-29 games, including five outings with 20 or more points. She finished her career with 982 points and 167 assists in 110 games.
The NCCSIA All-State Second Team is comprised of Charlotte's Ciara Gregory and Nyilah Jamison-Myers, Western Carolina's Sherae Bonner, High Point's Kaylah Keys and Appalachian State's Madi Story.
Nominations were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by 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.
NCCSIA 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 University Division All-State Women's Basketball Teams
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
G Grace Hunter So. Charlotte Raleigh, N.C.
G Summer Price Jr. Campbell Beaverdam, Va.
G Emma Bockrath So. High Point Dayton, Ohio
G Lefty Webster @ ^ Sr. Charlotte Norfolk, Va.
G Morgan Jones Sr. N.C. Central Stockbridge, Va.
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
F Sherae Bonner Jr. Western Carolina Whitesburg, Ga.
G Kaylah Keys Sr. High Point Memphis, Tenn.
G Madi Story Jr. Appalachian State Maiden, N.C.
G Ciara Gregory Sr. Charlotte Jeannette, Pa.
F Nyilah Jamison-Myers R-Jr. Charlotte Orangeburg, S.C.
@ - Second-Team All-State in 2015-16
^ - Second-Team All-State in 2014-15