Thursday, March 6, 2003

UC women dominate C-USA team


Three Bearcats earn first-team honors

The Cincinnati Enquirer

UC's K.B. Sharp, Valerie King and Debbie Merrill made Conference USA history in Memphis, Tenn., when they became the first three teammates named to the all-conference first team.

Sharp, ranked No. 2 in C-USA in assists (6.1 per game), set a UC career record and has 603 heading into the C-USA Tournament.

King is second in the conference in free throw percentage (.859) and 3-pointers per game (2.89).

Merrill is second in C-USA in scoring (17.4) and sixth in rebounding (8.3).

First Team: Chandi Jones, Houston, Jr.; Valerie King, Cincinnati, Jr.; Sara Nord, Louisville, Jr.; K.B. Sharp, Cincinnati, Sr.; Debbie Merrill, Cincinnati, So.

Second Team: Jenni Dant, DePaul, So.; Peaches Harris, Charlotte, Jr.; Sandora Irvin, TCU, So.; Teana McKiver, Tulane, Sr.; Gwen Slaughter, Tulane, Sr.

Third Team: Alicia Abernathy, Charlotte, Jr.; Shannon Hamp, Memphis, Sr.; Jennifer Jackson, East Carolina, So.; Lori Nero, Louisville, Sr.; Khara Smith, DePaul, Fr.; Natasha Thomas, UAB, Jr.

All-Freshman Team:

Khara Smith, DePaul; Pam Brown, Charlotte; Sakellie Daniels, Charlotte; Carolyn Kieger, Marquette; Andrea Davidson.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Katie Meier, Charlotte

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chandi Jones, F, Houston

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Khara Smith, F, DePaul

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sandora Irvin, F, TCU

SIXTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Peaches Harris, G, Charlotte.




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