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CIAA announces 2006-07 All-Conference Basketball Teams

February 20, 2007

Hampton, VA The long awaited Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association All-CIAA Men’s and Women’s Teams and Players of the Year have been decided by the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches Associations.  This year’s teams not only feature the NCAA Division II Men’s leading scorer and the NCAA Division II Women’s steals leader, but a handful of All-American prospects as well.

2007 ALL CIAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

FRONTCOURT

NAME

SCHOOL

NO

CLASS

POS

HT

HOMETOWN

Tyronne Beale

BSU

21

SR

6'9

C/F

Silver Spring, MD

C.J. Pigford

ECSU

32

SR

6'7

F

Washington, NC

Nicholas King

SAC

22

SR

6'7

F

Philadelphia, PA

Damola Obadina

SU

30

JR

6'5

F

Minneapolis, MN

Avis Wyatt

VSU

45

SR

6'11

F/C

Petersburg, VA

Brad Byerson

VUU

2

JR

6'7

F

Colonial Heights, VA

Chris Green

VUU

30

SR

6'5

F

Richmond, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACKCOURT

Gil Goodrich

BSU

11

SR

5'10

G

Baltimore, MD

Anthony Hilliard

ECSU

3

SO

6'3

G

Fayetteville, NC

Maurice Hooper

JCSU

3

JR

6'2

G

Reidsville, NC

Antonio Fitzgerald

SAC

20

SR

6'1

G

Danville, VA

Michael Askew

VSU

45

SR

6'7

G/F

Woodbridge, VA

The CIAA Men’s Player of the Year, Gil Goodrich of Bowie State University, leads the nation in scoring, 26.9 ppg. and tops the conference in four categories; scoring
26.9 ppg, assists 6.8, steals 2.4 and free throw percentage 86 pct.  Goodrich, a 5-10, Senior, Guard from Baltimore, MD is also a member of this year’s all-conference team.  
  
Virginia State University Trojan and Defensive Player of the Year, Avis Wyatt leads the conference in blocked shots with 3.2 pg. and pulls 7.3 boards per game. Wyatt, a
6-11, Senior, Forward/Center is a native of Petersburg, VA.

2007 ALL CIAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
FRONTCOURT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAME

SCHOOL

NO

CLASS

POS

HT

HOMETOWN

Allyson Swailes

BSU

34

JR.

C

6'2

Silver Spring, MD

Celeste Trahan

ECSU

0

JR.

C

6'2

Stockton, CA

Tiffany Smith

ECSU

34

SR

F

5'11

Cheverly, MD

Brittany Sumpter

JCSU

23

SR

F

5'9

Orangeburg, SC

Rochelle Bodie

JCSU

15

JR.

F

6'0

Raleigh, NC

Jori Nwachukwu

NCCU

3

FR

C

5'10

Upper Marlboro, MD

Cassie King

NCCU

30

SR

F

6'0

Wendell, NC

BACKCOURT

Genet Moore

BSU

13

SR

G

5'8

Accokeek, MD

Deanna Price

ECSU

4

SR

G

5'7

Washington, DC

Tiana Pope

JCSU

10

SR

G

5'8

Albany, GA

Jasmine Newkirk

NCCU

15

FR

G

5'8

Raleigh, NC

Katania Walker

VSU

34

SR

G

5'5

Woodbridge, VA

Celeste Trahan, a 6-2, Junior, Center, Elizabeth City State University Lady Viking from Stockton, CA is the 2007 CIAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.  Celeste ranks 4th in the nation in rebounds with 12.4 rpg. and 8th nationally in blocked shots with 2.7 bkpg.  Trahan also leads the conference in scoring (19.5ppg) and rebounding.

Trahan’s fellow Lady Viking teammate, Deanna Price rounds out the women’s honors as 2007 Defensive Player of the Year.  This is Deanna’s second year in a row as Defensive Player of the Year.  Price, a 5-7, Senior, Guard from Washington, DC tops the nation with 4.9 steals per game and ranks second in the conference in assists, 5.5apg.

The All-CIAA Teams and Players of the Year will be honored at the Women’s and Men’s Tip-Off Banquets on February 26th and 27th, respectively.

 

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