Former Creek star named All-CUSA

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletics

Former Cedar Creek all-stater and currently Louisiana Tech star Anna Larr Roberson was named to the all-Conference USA team Monday by a vote of the league coaches, SIDs and media members.

Roberson was named second team all-league while Techster teammate Keiunna Walker earned a spot on the eight-member first team.

Roberson, who was also named the C-USA Player of the Week Monday, finished the season averaging 15.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while posting eight double-doubles. Roberson shot 52.8 percent from the floor, which ranked No. 3 in C-USA and was second in the league in free-throw percentage at 87.5 percent.

The Ruston native scored in double figures in 25 of her 28 games this season including her historical career-high performance of 44 points in the double-overtime win against Rice on 20-28 shooting. Her 44-point night is the fifth-highest single-game scoring output in program history while her 20 made field goals tied a program record set in 1975 by Belinda Jones.

Walker, a junior guard from Lonoke, Ark., led the Techsters in scoring this season with 18.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting from the floor. She scored in double figures in 28 of her 29 games this season and scored 20 or more points in 11 of her outings including a career-high 32-point effort at UTEP.

Walker also registered the fourth triple-double in program history joining Tasha Williams, Shantel Hardison, and Angela with a 27-point, 15-rebound, 10-assist outing against Rice in a double-overtime thriller. It was the first 25-15-10 stat line in Techsters’ history. 

Walker and Roberson also anchored one of the best defenses in the conference that allowed a fourth-best 59.3 ppg and finished in the top three in turnovers forced (18.8), and top five in steals (8.8).

The duo will lead the Lady Techsters into the C-USA Tournament this week as they play the winner of Western Kentucky and UAB this Thursday at 1:30 p.m. CT on Court A inside the Fort Center at The Star.

Women’s Basketball Postseason Awards
As voted on by coaches/media/SIDS

Player of the Year
Octavia Jett-Wilson, Charlotte

Freshman of the Year
Mya Meredith, WKU

Defensive Player of the Year
KeKe McKinney, Charlotte

Newcomer of the Year
Domonique Davis, Southern Miss

Sixth Player of the Year
Kseniya Malashka, Middle Tennessee

Coach of the Year
Cara Consuegra, Charlotte

All-Conference First Team 
Octavia Jett-Wilson, Charlotte
Meral Abdelgawad, WKU
Iggy Allen, ODU
Savannah Wheeler, Marshall
Keiunna Walker, Louisiana Tech
Zakyia Weathersby, UAB
Domonique Davis, Southern Miss
Ajah Wayne, ODU

All-Conference Second Team
Anna Larr Roberson, Louisiana Tech
Quincy Noble, North Texas
Courtney Whitson, Middle Tennessee
Ashlee Austin, Rice
Mikayla Boykin, Charlotte
Kseniya Malashka, Middle Tennessee
Katia Gallegos, UTEP
Dor Saar, Middle Tennessee

Honorable Mention All-Conference
Ariel Colon, FIU
Kyla Nelson, FIU
KeKe McKinney, Charlotte
Destiny Thurman, UTEP
Jada McMillian, Charlotte
Melyia Grayson, Southern Miss
Destiny Jackson, Rice
Rita Pleskevich, Florida Atlantic
Madison Townley, North Texas
Malia Fisher, Rice

All Freshman Team
Malia Fisher, Rice
Mya Meredith, WKU
Anastasiia Boldyreva, Middle Tennessee
Jalynn Gregory, Middle Tennessee
Alex Mead, WKU

All Defensive Team 
Keke McKinney, Charlotte
Alexis Whittington, Middle Tennessee
Zakyia Weathersby, UAB
Jadyn Pimentel, UTSA
Meral Abdelgawad, WKU

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