Baton Rouge, La. -- The Southern University women's basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference announced by the SWAC office Wednsday. Also announced was the selection of senior foward Brianna Green to the first team All-SWAC team.
The Jaguars made it to the semi-finals a year ago before falling short to Grambling State University at thr Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This year the Jaguars return eight verterans from last season.
Green is a four year starter for the Jaguars. The Fort Lauderdale native finished sixth in the league with 14.5 points per game. She also recorded 62 steals and a 47 percent shooting percentage.
"I very grateful and humble when i receive any accolades or any award, some college players play four years and never receive any awards", said Green.
Texas Southern was selected to finish first, Grambling and Alabama State rounds out the top three.
Guard - Shakyla Hill, Grambling State
Guard - Joyce Kennerson, Texas Southern
Forward - Brianna Green, Southern
Forward - Artavia Ford, Texas Southern
Center - Tatyana Calhoun, Alabama State
Guard - Jazmin Boyd, Grambling State
Guard - *Monisha Neal, Grambling State/*Alexus Freeman, Alcorn State
Forward - Breasia McElrath, Texas Southern
Forward - *La'Sha Haynes, Prairie View A&M/*Jazmine Torian, Grambling State
Center - Shawntayla Harris, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Predicted order of finish (points earned in parentheses):
1. Texas Southern (149)
2. Grambling State (146)
3. Alabama State (120)
4. Southern (108)
5. Alcorn State (89)
6. Prairie View A&M (73)
7. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (66)
8. Jackson State (63)
9. Alabama A&M (34)
10. Mississippi Valley State (32)