Mount Olive, N.C. --- The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2017-18 College Division All-State Women's Basketball Teams on Tuesday. A total of 10 student-athletes from nine different North Carolina schools were named to the first and second teams.
Five different colleges and universities were represented on the First-Team All-State including the University of Mount Olive, Barton College, Wingate University, Johnson & Wales of Charlotte, and William Peace University.
Felecity Havens of the University of Mount Olive was the only unanimous NCCSIA First-Team All-State honoree, with 13 first-team votes, as she added yet another accolade to her impressive resume. Havens led the Trojans and conference in points (680), points per game (24.3), free throw percentage (86.6), and was in the top-10 in rebounds per game (3rd - 9.8), field goal percentage (7th - 45.9), steals per game (5th - 1.8), total rebounds (4th - 274), offensive rebounds per game (7th - 3.1), and defensive rebounds per game (5th - 6.7). A D2CCA Third-Team All-American honor tops off her list of accolades this season as Havens was named to the D2CCA All-Southeast Region 1st-Team, the Conference Carolinas All-Conference 1st-Team and was named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year.
Barton's Kianna Wynn came in just behind Havens in votes with 10 first-team and two second-team votes as she helped lead her team to the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Southeast Regional quarterfinals and a 23-9 season, that was highlighted by winning the Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Championship. Wynn was named a D2CCA All-Southeast Region Second-Team honoree for the second consecutive year and also garnered Conference Carolinas Second Team All-Conference honors. Wynn led the Bulldogs in scoring at 17.7 points per game while pulling down nine rebounds per contest. She shot 49.2 percent from the field and recorded seven double-doubles over 23 games during the season.
Marta Miscenko, a senior center from Wingate University joins the two Conference Carolinas players on the All-State First-Team after helping her Bulldogs to a 26-6 season the ended in the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Southeast Regional semifinals. Miscenko tallied 481 points on the season averaging 16.6 per game to lead her team. She also led the Bulldogs with 222 rebounds (7.7 avg.) and 74 blocks (2.55 avg.). Miscenko was a WBCA All-American honorable mention while also named a D2CCA first-team All-Southeast Region selection and the South Atlantic Conference Co-Player of the Year that earned her a first-team All-SAC selection.
Ineesha Hankerson is one of two sophomores to make the All-State First-Team as she represents Johnson & Wales of Charlotte. Hankerson helped secure the school's first national title in any sport as the Wildcats won the USCAA Division II National Championship by defeating the defending national champion and top-seeded Central Maine Mustangs 75-64. She earned USCAA Second-Team All-American honors after leading her team in points (326), rebounds 9250) and blocks (46).
Mikayla Ray from William Peace University wraps up the NCCSIA First-Team All-State picking up her first career all-state honor. Ray earned a spot on the USA South First Team All-Conference and First-Team East-Division following a season where she averaged 21 points per game and 14 rebounds per game. Ray led the USA South in rebounds per game and was second in the USA South in scoring. Ray received national recognition this season finishing the season ranked 7th in the nation for rebounds per game, 13th in the nation for scoring per game, 2nd in the nation for defensive rebounds per game (11) and 6th in the nation for double-doubles (19).
The second team consists of Chantel Roberts from Chowan University, Sabrina Shepherd of Salem College, Lauren Ramsey from Guilford College, Alex Kimble from Barton College and Kimberly Schuh of Meredith College.
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
2017-18 College Division All-State Women's Basketball Teams
|G||Felecity Havens #||University of Mount Olive||Jr.||Lorain, Ohio|
|F||Kianna Wynn #@||Barton College||Jr.||Knightdale, N.C.|
|C||Marta Miscenko||Wingate University||Sr.||Riga, Latvia|
|F||Ineesha Hankerson||Johnson & Wales Charlotte||So.||Charlotte, N.C.|
|F||Mikayla Ray||William Peace University||So.||Asheville, N.C.|
|G||Chantel Roberts||Chowan University||RSr.||Suffolk, Va.|
|F||Sabrina Shepherd &||Salem College||RSr.||Selma, N.C.|
|G||Lauren Ramsey||Guilford College||Sr.||Lexington, N.C.|
|F||Alex Kimble||Barton College||RSr.||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|F||Kimberly Schuh||Meredith College||Fr.||Apex, N.C.|
# - First-Team All-State in 2016-17
& - Second-Team All-State 2016-17
@ - First-Team All-State in 2015-16