Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications
Former Cedar Creek star Anna Larr Roberson and former Simsboro star Jordan Crawford were both honored by Conference USA Tuesday as the duo earned some new hardware.
Roberson, a senior forward for the Lady Techsters, earned second team all-Conference USA honors despite missing half the league season due to injuries. Crawford, a freshman guard for the Bulldogs, earned a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman Team following an outstanding rookie season.
Roberson was joined by teammate Keiunna Walker, who earned first team all-league honors as well as all-defensive team accolades after the pair helped lead the Lady Techsters to a 19-11 record, including a 12-8 mark in league games.
Roberson earns her second career all-conference selection giving her back-to-back second-team honors. Roberson was also selected to last year’s All-Tournament Team and was a 2022-23 preseason selection.
Despite missing nine games due to injury, Roberson continued to produce with 12.7 PPG and 6.6 RPG, which ranks in the top five in the conference. She scored double figures in 14 games this year, including a season-high 23 against Vanderbilt. She also produced five double-digit rebounding outings, including tying a career-high 15 against South Alabama. Roberson picked up three double-doubles this season to give her 20 for her career, which ranks No. 21 in program history.
Walker, the 2022-23 Preseason Player of the Year, finished second in the league in scoring (17.9 PPG), reaching double figures in 28 of 30 games, including 24 straight. She capped off the regular season with a season-high 30 points at FAU and put up 20-plus on 11 occasions.
Outside of her scoring ability, Walker also demonstrated her impact on the defensive end. Routinely drawing the toughest assignment on the floor, she tallied 34 steals and three blocks but has been most known for her ability to draw charges. Walker has earned 49 drawn charges on the year and is credited with 131 for her career.
The fifth-year guard has seen her name move up the all-time scoring list this season, currently sitting at No. 8 with 1,940 points. She is 46 points away from moving into the top-five all-time.
Crawford was joined by two of his Bulldog teammates in Isaiah Crawford (third team all-CUSA) and Keaston Willis (honorable mention).
Jordan Crawford was one of three Bulldogs to play in all 31 games while also making 20 starts. The three-time C-USA Freshman of the Week honoree leads LA Tech in total assists with 97 (eighth most in the league) and is second on the team in total steals with 35.
The Ruston native ended up being one of only 19 freshman in the country (and one of only two in C-USA) to have at least 95 assists and 35 steals this season. He owns one of just three double-doubles by the Bulldogs this season when he registered 13 points and a season-high 12 assists versus Jarvis Christian. He recently tallied 14 points in the final two conference games versus FIU and Florida Atlantic.
Coming back from his second season-ending knee injury as a collegiate player, Isaiah Crawford proved once again that he is one of the most versatile players in C-USA. The forward started in 30 games, leading LA Tech in points (13.6), rebounding (5.1), and steals (2.0) per game while also ranking second on the squad in assists (2.7) and blocks (0.7) per game.
The Fort Worth, Texas native had 21 double-digit scoring games, including six 20-point scoring performances. He had a season-high 25 points on the road against the top two teams in the league in Florida Atlantic and North Texas. Isaiah ended up being the only player in C-USA to rank in the top 15 in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, and blocks during league play.
Meanwhile, Willis continued to prove he is one of the best shooters in the conference after averaging 12.3 points per game while shooting 37.8 percent from downtown. His sharpshooting got even better during league play at 41.3 percent, second best in the conference.
The Sulphur Springs, Texas native averaged a team-best 31.6 minutes per game while registering 20 double-digit scoring games (season-high 23 versus UAB). He finished the regular season with 76 made threes, the fifth most in the league and tied for the sixth most in program history.