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Women’s Basketball Earns Seven All-SSC Honors

rp_primary_AllSSCThe 2015 women’s All-Sunshine State Conference selections were named, and Nova Southeastern University took a total of seven awards, including three of the five major prizes, along with two players each named First Team All-SSC and to the SSC All-Newcomer team.

Head coach LeAnn Freeland earned the program’s third-ever Coach of the Year, leading the team to the regular season title and the No. 1 postseason seed, while Jasmine Wilkins (R-Sr., Miami) garnered both the SSC Player of the Year and SSC Defensive Player of the Year.

Wilkins is the third NSU woman ever to be named Player of the Year, the first since Stephanie Sarosi won her second in a row in 2008-09. She is the women’s second Defensive Player of the Year after current teammate Danielle Robinson (Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) received that honor in 2013, and is just the second player ever, after Lynn’s Kira Harvey in 2013, to take both of those conference awards in the same season.

Robinson joined Wilkins (along with Eckerd’s Rana Thomas, Kayk Wilson of Florida Tech and Juliana Cavallaro of Tampa) on the All-SSC First Team. Two more Shark guards, Jessica Valley (R-Jr., Lafayette, Ind.) and Monaye Merritt (R-Jr., Philadelphia), were among the five players conference-wide chosen as All-Newcomer, an award previously earned by both Robinson and Wilkins during their freshman season, and are the ninth and 10th honorees in program history.

The No. 1-seeded Sharks begin their defense of the SSC Championship tournament crown this Thursday in the four-day event’s opening game, against Saint Leo at noon.

2015 All-SSC Women’s Basketball Honors
Player of the Year – Jasmine Wilkins, Nova Southeastern
Defensive Player of the Year – Jasmine Wilkins, Nova Southeastern

Newcomer of the Year – Trine Kasemagi, Eckerd
Freshman of the Year – Trine Kasemagi, Eckerd
Coach of the Year – LeAnn Freeland, Nova Southeastern

FIRST TEAM
Jasmine Wilkins, Nova Southeastern (Sr.)
Rana Thomas, Eckerd (Sr.)
Kayk Wilson, Florida Tech (Sr.)
Danielle Robinson, Nova Southeastern (Sr.)
Juliana Cavallaro, Tampa (Jr.)

SECOND TEAM
Trine Kasemagi, Eckerd (Fr.)
Emmalee Schill, Rollins (Sr.)
Sarah Taylor, Rollins (Sr.)
Ashley Losch, Rollins (Sr.)
Aisha Rodney, Tampa (Sr.)

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM
Trine Kasemagi, Eckerd (Fr.)
Jessica Valley, Nova Southeastern (Sr.)
Shequana Harris, Florida Tech (So.)
Monaye Merritt, Nova Southeastern (Jr.)
Julia Ingler, Rollins (Fr.)