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GSAC Announces Women's Basketball All-Conference Award Winners

GSAC Announces Women's Basketball All-Conference Award Winners

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Great South Athletic Conference announced their women’s basketball postseason award winners on Thursday morning and junior guard Satavia Taylor of Salem College claimed conference Player of the Year honors to highlight the list of recipients.  

Taylor, a do-it-all playmaker with an array of skills, edged out Agnes Scott’s Genefine Sapateh for the league’s top prize. Alexis Lee of Pine Manor College claimed the prestigious Freshman of the Year distinction while Salem College head coach, Anita Bryant, earned the Coach of the Year nod after guiding the Spirits through an outstanding season. 

Satavia Taylor, a 5’9” junior guard from Chicago, spearheaded a Salem Spirits squad that finished 7-3 in league play tied for second place overall. She averaged a league high 17.5 points per game while also leading the league in steals with 84 on the season. In addition to her scoring prowess, Taylor averaged 6 rebounds per contest, tied for the 14th most in league play.

Alexis Lee, a 5’4” guard from Akron, Ohio, was second in the league in scoring with an average of 16.0 points per game. The dynamic first-year star also led the conference in free throw shooting percentage (77,6%) and finished second overall in assists with 79. She displayed her shooting skills by leading the league in three-point shooting percentage (38.6) and three’s made per game (2.8).

Anita Howard, in her first year, nearly guided the Salem Spirits to a league title, finishing 7-3 overall, just a game behind regular season champ Huntingdon. Howard came to Salem via St. Augustine’s College and was also an assistant coach at Shaw University where she helped lead them to the 2011 NCAA Division II Final Four. That team was also the 2011 CIAA Conference Champions. She played collegiately at Fort Valley State University where she was a three-time defender of the year and a team captain. 

The 2013 All-Conference Team and All-Freshman Team is included below. To view this release in pdf format, go here.

2013 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team
Name                                    School                   Hometown                         Class      Position

Satavia Taylor                  Salem                      Chicago, Ill.                         Jr.           Guard              
Genefine Sapateh           Agnes Scott            Riverdale, Ga.                    Sr.           Guard
Jessie Blankenship       Covenant                 Lexington, S.C.                  Jr.            Forward
Morgan Crawford            Huntingdon             Cleveland, Ohio                 Sr.           Guard
Patricia Pickens              Huntingdon              Anniston, Ala.                    So.           Forward
Arielle Register                Agnes Scott             Fayetteville, Ga.                 Sr.           Guard
Jasmine Shabazz            Salem                      Buffalo, N.Y.                       Jr.            Center
Natasia Franklin              Pine Manor             Windsor, Conn.                 So            Forward
Kellie Bacon                     Wesleyan                Baxley, Ga.                         Jr.            Guard
Andrea Kinzer                   Spelman                 Nashville, Tenn.                So.          Forward

2013 GSAC  Women’s Basketball All-Freshman Team
Name                                    School                   Hometown                         Class      Position

Alexis Lee                            Pine Manor         Akron, Ohio                             Fr.           Guard
Haley Soles                         Covenant            Bishop, Ga.                            Fr.           Guard
Sybil Lynch                          Pine Manor         Hoboken, N.J.                        Fr.           Guard
Alexis Storteboom             Covenant             Lamont, Mich.                        Fr.           Forward
Courtney Kelson                Spelman              Newton, Ga.                          Fr.           Guard

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