Trio of Tigers Add More C-USA Post Season Honors
March 7, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - The post-season honors from Conference USA continue to roll in for the University of Memphis women's basketball team. Sunday, the Tigers found out that sophomore guard Brittany Carter, who was voted to the All-C-USA First Team Saturday, was named the C-USA Newcomer of the Year. Also grabbing some C-USA hardware was sophomore guard Ramses Lonlack, who was named to the C-USA All-Defensive Team, and freshman forward Nicole Dickson, who was voted to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. \ Carter was named the Newcomer of the Year after leading the league in scoring with 18.4 ppg. The Covington, Ga. (Newton County HS) native scored 49 points in a win over Sacramento State at the University of Washington tournament over Thanksgiving. The 49 points was a University of Memphis (men's or women's) school single game scoring record, and was also a Conference USA women's single game scoring record. Carter, who played her freshman season at the University of Georgia, sat out last season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, and is just 29 games in to her Memphis career, having already passed the 500-point mark with 535 points this season heading in to Tuesday's C-USA quarterfinal game.
Lonlack earned her first career post-season honor from the league office with her defensive team honor. Lonlack led C-USA in conference only stats with 3.4 steals per game, and defends the other team's ball-handler in order to start the Tiger defensive pressure. The sophomore from Cameroon already has 145 career steals at Memphis over 59 career games, and has been a Tiger starter in 55 of those contests. C-USA created the all-defensive team three seasons ago, and Lonlack is the first Tiger to ever be voted to the league team.
Freshman forward Nicole Dickson (Greeneville, Tenn./Greeneville HS) rounded out the trio of Tiger honors with her All-Freshman team honor. Dickson is tied for second on the Tiger roster with 9.1 ppg and added 20 three-point field goals made in her first collegiate season so far. Dickson, who has stepped in to the Tiger starting line up in the past handful of games while the coaching staff searches for an offensive spark and for a way to counteract Tiger injuries and illnesses, has scored double-digit points in five of the last six games for Memphis. She is the first Tiger to earn an all-freshman team nod since Princess Swilley, an eventual 1,000 point scorer for Memphis, was voted to the team in 2001. She is just the fourth Tiger in school history to earn an all-freshman team nod (Tamika Whitmore, 1996; Shannon Hamp, 2000; Princess Swilley, 2001).
Memphis flies to Tulsa on Sunday for the GMC Sierra 2010 Women's Basketball Championships. The Tigers will face the winner of the No. 5 ECU/No. 12 Southern Miss match at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Reynolds Center, located on the University of Tulsa campus. Tickets are available for as little as $10 per adult for single session tickets or $50 for an all-session adult ticket. Fans holding a men's all-session ticket for the men's draw, being played in downtown Tulsa at the BOK Center, will also receive admission in to the women's draw.
Fans who cannot travel to Tulsa can watch the Tigers' Tuesday game online at www.gotigersgo.com through an All-Access subscription. Fans in the Memphis area can listen to the game on WUMR, 91.7 FM. The live streaming audio will also be available for fans to listen to at www.gotigersgo.com by clicking on Listen Here on the bottom of the main page of the website in the calendar/upcoming events section. The live audio portion is free with Jeff Brightwell on the play-by-play call.