Women's Basketball Announces Postseason Awards

April 14, 2013

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team held its annual postseason banquet Sunday afternoon at the Richard E. Lindner Center. In addition to a recap from head coach Jamelle Elliott and a highlight video, the program also announced the postseason award winners for the Bearcats.

Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods / Michigan) was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season. The junior guard picked up her second All-BIG EAST Second-Team honor after averaging 15.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals per contest. Hollins was a 77.5 percent free throw shooter during 2012-13, playing in 28 contests and averaging 33.9 minutes.

The Most Improved Player award went to freshman Alexis Durley (Houston, Texas / Andy Dekaney). After playing just 35 minutes during the first four games of the season, Durley eventually worked her way into the starting lineup, making a total of 16 starts during her first season with the Bearcats. The guard scored double digits in six contests including 11 during UC’s BIG EAST tournament game against Seton Hall. Durley averaged 5.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 2012-13.

The Bearcats Spirit Award was presented to freshman Shelbi Chandler (Indianapolis, Ind. / Pike) while Tiffany Turner (Marlton, N.J. / Cherokee) was the recipient of the Bearcats Unsung Hero award. Kayla Cook (South Webster, Ohio / South Webster) was the winner of the Bearcats Ironman Award. The final award honored Laura and Richard Kretschmer as the Bearcats Most Valuable Supporter.