Pride Women Earn Four USAS Honors; Tuggle Again Coach of Year and Eccles First Team
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its All-Conference awards for women’s basketball. A total of 26 student-athletes have been named to the USA South All-Conference teams for women’s basketball.
Greensboro College’s Jason Tuggle has been named the Coach of the Year. Tuggle, in his sixth year as the head coach of The Pride, led Greensboro to the program’s third regular season crown in the last four years. The Pride finished the regular season with eight-consecutive wins, all against Conference competition. Greensboro concluded the regular season with an overall record of 18-7 and a 15-3 mark in the USA South. This is Tuggle’s third coach of the year honor in the last four years and his fourth in
The Pride also placed Dione Eccles on the all conference first team. Freshman Danielle Duncan earned USAS second team recognition.
Eccles is averaging 18.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. She also has a team best 65 steals. Duncan is scoring 17.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. She has posted 8 double-doubles for GC this season.
The Pride’s Katie Freeman was named to the all sportsmanship team.
Player of the Year: Chelsie Schweers – Christopher Newport
Rookie of the Year: Chelsie Schweers – Christopher Newport
Coach of the Year: Jason Tuggle – Greensboro
-First Team: Jessica Carter – Mary Baldwin; Ali Davenport – Ferrum; Dione Eccles – Greensboro; Colandra Rollins – Christopher Newport; Chelsie Schweers – Christopher Newport
-Second Team: Essence Chambers – N.C. Wesleyan; Danielle Duncan – Greensboro; Nicole Hall – Meredith; Alexis Hargbol – Shenandoah; Ashley Harris – Methodist
-Honorable Mention: Brittney Bullock – Ferrum; Miranda Carrasco – Ferrum; Brittany Cornelius – Meredith; Dezzire Gilliard – Methodist; Katherine Flint – Shenandoah; Taylor Poirier – Averett
-All-Sportsmanship Team: Nikki Huffman – Averett; Michele Russell – Christopher Newport; Tiesha Terry – Ferrum; Katie Freeman – Greensboro; Lindsay Callison – Mary Baldwin; Hunter Johnson – Meredith; Chelsale Hester – Methodist; Gretchen Tobias – N.C. Wesleyan; Amanda Cross – Peace; Whitney French – Shenandoah