Women's Basketball Wraps Regular Season With Awards Banquet
March 4, 2012
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Even though spring break has started for University of Memphis students, the women's basketball team and its booster club, the Fast Break Club, put an official wrap on the regular season with its awards banquet Sunday afternoon in the University Center.
The banquet honored the senior class of Brittany Carter, Danay Collier, Kiana James, Jasmine Lee and Ramses Lonlack and also allowed the coaching staff and the Fast Break Club to hand out some season awards.
Senior guard Ramses Lonlack received the Les Phillips Award, a perpetual award created by the Fast Break Club in honor of the long-time Tiger fan. Lonlack, who also learned Sunday night that she had been named to a third straight C-USA All-Defensive team, also received the Best Defensive Player award.
Junior Nicole Dickson then received the award for Most Improved Player. Later in the afternoon, Dickson would be named a second team All-C-USA honoree.
Senior post Jasmine Lee received the Best Rebounder Award and then was named one of two recipients of the Best Offensive Award. The other recipient of the Best Offensive Award would be senior guard Brittany Carter, who also received the Coaches Award.
The Tigers also honored their annual Sixth Player Award winners. Sharon Taylor and Jeffrey and Barbara Bronze were this year's recipients of the award for their mentoring and guidance of senior Ramses Lonlack, who hails from Cameroon and relied on the guidance and support of that trio of supporters to succeed while being so far away from home.
Memphis has begun practice in preparation for the 2012 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championships that begin at the University of Memphis on Wednesday. The Tigers have received a first round bye and will face the winner of the Marshall/SMU game on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.