Elon University freshman Jenifer Rhodes was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year as voted on by the coaches, the league announced March 5.

Rhodes averaged 9.7 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game while being named CRONS Freshman of the Week three times throughout the course of the year. She also was named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team, both for the media and the coaches.

Elon senior Kelsey Harris was named to the coaches' All-SoCon Team and earned Second Team All-SoCon honors from the media. She averaged 12.2 points per game for the Phoenix, which will be the No. 4 seed at the SoCon Tournament this weekend.

Freshman Lauren Brown, who averaged 7.9 points for Elon, was also tabbed for the coaches' and media's All-Freshman Team.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Taylor Hall swept the SoCon Player of the Year awards in leading the Mocs to a perfect 18-0 record in conference play. Jackie Carson of Furman University was selected as the SoCon Coach of the Year by both the media and coaches.

2014 SoCon Women’s Basketball Awards

Coaches All-Conference Team

Maryah Sydnor, Appalachian State

Dakota Dukes, Davidson

Laura Murray, Davidson

Kelsey Harris, Elon

Brittany Hodges, Furman

Holli Wilkins, Furman

Anna Claire Knight, Georgia Southern

Alex Black, Chattanooga

Ashlen Dewart, Chattanooga

Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

All-Freshmen Team

Lauren Brown, Elon

Jenifer Rhodes, Elon

Whitney Bunn, Furman

Hannah Nichols, Samford

Chelsey Shumpert, Chattanooga

Player of the Year: Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

Freshman of the Year: Jenifer Rhodes, Elon

Coach of the Year: Jackie Carson, Furman

Ann Lashley Inspiration Award: Shelby Campbell, Samford

 

Media All-Conference Team

First Team

Maryah Sydnor, Appalachian State

Laura Murray, Davidson

Brittany Hodges, Furman

Holli Wilkins, Furman

Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

Second Team

Dakota Dukes, Davidson

Hannah Early, Davidson

Kelsey Harris, Elon

Anna Claire Knight, Georgia Southern

Ashlen Dewart, Chattanooga

Media All-Freshmen Team

Lauren Brown, Elon

Jennifer Rhodes, Elon

Whitney Bunn, Furman

Hannah Nichols, Samford

Chelsey Shumpert, Chattanooga

Media Player of the Year: Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

Media Freshman of the Year: Hannah Nichols, Samford

Media Coach of the Year: Jackie Carson, Furman


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