ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Union center Lindsey Waters is the 2011-12 Appalachian Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year, the conference announced Monday at the tournament championship game.
Joining Waters (Stearns, Ky.) on the All-Conference Team is senior
Kara Pile (Fairdale, Ky.), who made
the second team. Brooke Hill (Sparta,
Ky.) was also honored by the league as she landed on the All-Freshmen Team.
Waters racked up nearly every award she could. In addition
to being the Player of the Year and making the All-AAC First Team, the 6-foot-1
junior made the All-Defensive Team and the All-Academic Team. Waters has led
the conference in scoring (21.7), rebounding (11.3) and blocks (2.61) all
season. Nationally, she ranks second in total rebounds (351), third in rebounds
per game, fourth in total blocks (81), blocks per game and total scoring (678),
and fifth in points per game.
The 2011-12 campaign has been a record-setting season for
Waters as she has set the program's single-season records for blocks, free
throws made (188) and rebounds. She currently ranks fourth in program history
in most points scored in a season and already ranks 15th on the career
Pile averaged 11.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game to go
with 89 assists. She ranks 10th on the all-time scoring list with 1,203 career points
and is 13th on the career rebounding list with 428. Pile also has 321 career
assists and 155 career steals.
Hill has proven to be a solid contributor for the Lady Bulldogs
off the bench, averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. She's been a
solid defender as well, recording 24 blocks with five coming in a win at
Virginia Intermont on Feb. 4.
In all, Union had six players make the All-Academic Team.
Besides Waters, Pile, Kathryn Clark (Frankfort,
Ky.), Jennifer Johnson (Bowling
Green, Ky.), Laura Perkins (Myra, Ky.)
and Marah Rice (Scottsville, Ky.)
made the squad.