Greensboro College Women’s Basketball places 5 on USA South All-Conference teams, including two Player of the Year awards
Rome, GA – The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2022-23 All-Conference awards for women’s basketball. Individually, a trio from Greensboro was honored as Audrey Jennings was named Player of the Year, Ta’Keria Legette collected Defensive Player of the Year, and their coach, Heather Macy, grabbed Coach of the Year. Brevard’s Olivia Miller was named Rookie of the Year to round out the individual honors. Additionally, the USA South recognized an All-Sportsmanship Team, consisting of one member from each competing school who their coach felt displayed the best sportsmanship this season.
All awards are voted on by the women’s basketball coach at each institution.
Jennings, a sophomore guard from Elkin, North Carolina, becomes the fifth Greensboro women’s basketball student-athlete to be named USA South Player of the Year, the first since the 2012-13 season. Jennings scored the most points in the USA South during the regular season with 433 which included a League-best 23.8 points per 40 minutes played. Additionally, Jennings led the Conference in free-throw shooting, making 119 at an 86.2% clip during the regular season. In games against Conference foes-only, Jennings averaged 19.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.7 assists per game. For her efforts, Jennings was named a First Team All-Conference member and USA South Player of the week twice this winter.
Miller, a freshman forward from Hudson, North Carolina, becomes the first Brevard women’s basketball student-athlete to earn an “of the Year” award as a member of the USA South. Miller led all USA South rookies during the regular season with a 48.1 shooting percentage. Miller was second on the Tornados in scoring, averaging 10.7 points per game to go along with 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals per contest. In addition to her Rookie of the Year honor, Miller was named Honorable Mention All-Conference and the USA South’s Rookie of the Week three times this season.
Legette, a senior guard from Latta, South Carolina, becomes the first Greensboro women’s basketball student-athlete to collect the Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award. Legette led the USA South in total steals (96) and steals per game (3.8) during the regular season. Each of those figures place Legette in the top-ten of all Division III. In League-only contests, Legette kept up her thievery, averaging a USA South-best 3.6 steals per game with a Conference-high 64 takeaways. Additionally, Legette averaged 14.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game this season. For her efforts, Legette was named First Team All-Conference for the second consecutive year.
The 2022-23 USA South Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team
Kayrisma Harrison, N.C. Wesleyan
Audrey Jennings, Greensboro
Ta’Keria Legette, Greensboro
Makenna Parkins, Brevard
Kate Perko, Meredith
Tanaesha Ellison, Pfeiffer
Lauren Livingston, Greensboro
Courtney Olson, Southern Virginia
Nadia Simmons, N.C. Wesleyan
Aniyah Tate, Methodist Kiley Hicks, Methodist
Olivia Miller, Brevard
Quadijah Moore, Greensboro
Journey Tyler, Brevard
Aliyah Whiteside, Greensboro
Codie Heilig, Mary Baldwin
Grace Ledford, Meredith
Rebecca McGaughnea, Methodist
Nyesha Best, N.C. Wesleyan
Hannah Isley, Pfeiffer
Savanah Atkins, Salem
Barrett Jessop, Southern Virginia
Ninevah Reddick, William Peace
Greensboro College Women’s Basketball Coach Heather Macy named USA South Coach of the Year
Rome, GA – The USA South Athletic Conference has announced that Greensboro College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Heather Macy has been named its 2022-23 Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Macy, in her third year as Greensboro’s head coach, earns her first USA South Coach of the Year honor. Macy’s Pride, picked by the coaches in the preseason to win the Conference regular season title, did just that after sharing a championship (divisionally) last season. This is the 11th regular season crown earned by the Greensboro women’s basketball program. Not counting the COVID-altered 2020-21 campaign, the Pride, and their 18-0 USA South record, are the first to go unbeaten through a Conference schedule since Christopher Newport also posted an 18-0 record during the 2009-10 season. The 18 League wins tie the program record for most in a single-season. In addition, the Pride currently boast a 24-2 record which are the most wins for the program since the 2014-15 season. Next up for the Pride is the USA South Tournament semifinals, thanks to a recent quarterfinal win as the top-seeded team. Macy also played collegiately for Greensboro and is a member of the College’s Hall of Fame.