The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2014-15 University Division All-State Women’s Basketball Teams on Tuesday. Ten players representing nine different North Carolina Universities were selected to the first and second teams.
Southern Conference member UNCG was the only team with multiple selections. Stacia Robertson (High Point University) and Maryah Sydnor (Appalachian State University) are both repeat members on the first team. Meanwhile, senior Kiera Gaines (Campbell) earned NCCSIA first or second team honors for the third straight year.
Robertson earned the Big South Player of the Year award as well as a spot on the All-Big South First Team. The redshirt-senior averaged 16.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest. Gaines joined Robertson on the All-Big South First Team and garnered NCCSIA honors for the third consecutive season. Gaines led the Camels with 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per outing.
Sydnor averaged 17.5 points and 8.8 rebounds for Appalachian State en route to earning All-Sun Belt First Team honors. UNCG’s junior Lucy Mason was named second team All-SoCon after leading the Spartans with 15.3 points and 104 assists.
UNC Wilmington’s Kelva Atkins, a senior, made the All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team in each of the last two seasons. She averaged 16.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in 2014-15.
The NCCSIA All-State Second Team is comprised of Western Carolina’s Justin Taylor, Charlotte’s Lefty Webster, Gardner-Webb’s Olivia Parker, Elon’s Sam Coffer and UNCG’s Jarae Savage.
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
2014-15 University Division All-State Women’s Basketball Teams
Pos. Name Class School Hometown F Stacia Robertson & Sr. High Point University Grand Island, Neb. G Kelva Atkins & Sr. UNC Wilmington Stem, N.C. F Maryah Sydnor & Sr. Appalachian State University Radford, Va. G Lucy Mason Jr. UNCG Stone Mountain, Ga. G Kiera Gaines & @ Sr. Campbell University Mechanicsville, N.C.
Pos. Name Class School Hometown G Justin Taylor Sr. Western Carolina University Gastonia, N.C. G Lefty Webster So. Charlotte Norfolk, Va. F Olivia Parker Jr. Gardner-Webb University Charlotte, N.C. F Sam Coffer Sr. Elon University Greensboro, N.C. F Jarae Savage Sr. UNCG Marietta, Ga.
& – Named to 2013-14 All-State Team
@ – Named to 2012-13 All-State Team