CONWAY, S.C.- Coastal Carolina University senior womens basketball player Nikki Reddick (Hartsville, S.C./Hartsville) has been selected to the All-Big South Conference First Team, the conference office announced today. Senior Crystal Brown (Mineral Wells, W.Va./Parkersburg South) was selected to the Big South All-Academic Team for her performance on the court and in the classroom.
Reddick is now a three-time first team selection, becoming only the fifth player in the conference to earn the honor three times. This season, she is averaging 17.9 points, second in the league, 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists. She became Coastals all-time leading scorer Dec. 16 against UNC Wilmington and now is third in Big South history with 1,968 career points. She had a season high 36 points in a 66-65 win over UNC Greensboro Dec. 6. She has scored in double figures 22 times this year and has scored 20 or more points in a game nine times. Reddick is coming off a 29-point performance in a loss to Charleston Southern March 6. She was selected to the all-tournament team at the U.S. Cellular Classic at East Carolina, averging 23.5 points in two games.
Reddick has the career points record and also will break the games played record in her next contest. She has played in 112 games in her career. She also is third in career steals with 241 and fourth in career assists with 296.
Brown is averaging 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds a game in her senior season. The health sciences major with a 3.386 grade-point-average had a season high 20 points and nine rebounds in a loss to Winthrop Feb. 21. She has scored in double figures six times and has pulled down seven or more rebounds 13 times this year. Brown also is taking three minors at Coastal, pre-med, business administration and sports medicine.
Libertys Katie Feenstra was named the Big South Player of the Year, while UNC Ashevilles Besty Blose was the Coach of the Year. High Point had two players, Katie ODell and Charlena Martin, on the first team.
The sixth-seeded Coastal womens basketball team travels to High Point, N.C., to face third-seeded High Point University Tuesday, March 9, in the first round of the 2004 Advance Auto Parts Big South Tournament.
Second Team All-Conference
Lindsay Boyett, BIrmingham-Southern
Taryn Causey, Radford
Lisa Crandall, Charleston Southern
Kristal Hood, UNC Asheville
Amandy Neby, Radford
Birttany Hendley, UNC Asheville
Robin Kantin, Radford
Genet Moore, Winthrop
Katie Ralls, High Point
Sarah Stephens, Radford
Freshman of the Year
Brittany Hendley, UNC Asheville
Player of the Year
Katie Feenstra, Liberty
Coach of the Year
Betsy Blose, UNC Asheville
Amy Woods, BIrmingham-Southern
Amanda Ekberg, Charleston Southern
Crystal Brown, Coastal Carolina
Emily Mills, High Point
Kristal Tharp, Liberty
Kylie Williamson, Radford
Arin Kress, Winthrop
Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Kristal Tharp, Liberty