Friday, March 11, 2016
Louisville Women's Basketball -- Myisha Hines-Allen named All-American ...Friday CARDINAL COUPLE
HINES-ALLEN SELECTED TO COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS FIRST TEAM
For Myisha Hines-Allen, the honors keep rolling in.
The sophomore forward out of Montclair, N.J. was named to the College Sports Madness All-American first team Thursday afternoon. This latest award comes after being named ACC Player of the Year and ACC All-Tournament Team.
All she's done for the #8 Cards (25-7) this season is lead them in scoring (17.5 ppg), rebounding (8.4 rpg) and field goal percentage (54.0%). Add in the 11 double-doubles she's posted this season and the 11 times she's scored at least 20 points in a game...and MHA has been quite the busy student-athlete over the last several months....gathering the ACC Player of the Week three times.
In conference, she's third in scoring, third in rebounding, seventh in field goal percentage, eighth in free-throw percentage, second in defensive rebounding and fifth in offensive rebounding.
Hines-Allen is just 56 points away from being the 26th. player in Cards WBB history to score 1,000 points....with several tournament games (hopefully) ahead of her and two more seasons.
She's got some good company on the first team...with Breanna Stewart (UConn), A'ja Wilson (South Carolina), Makayla Epps (Kentucky) and Jamie Weisner (Oregon State).
The ACC placed two players on the second team with Brianna Turner from Notre Dame and Duke's Azura Stevens. Aaliyah Whiteside (Ga.Tech) was selected for the fourth team.
The numbers and awards are great...but if you ask Hines-Allen what matters most...she'd be likely to tell you that she'd gladly give up all the accolades for a chance to go to the Final Four in Indianapolis this year with her Cardinal teammates.
Certainly a duplication of what she's done so far this season would be a prime factor in any post-season run Jeff Walz's Cardinals might be on the verge of.
Even if she thinks she's a point guard on occasion.
Congratulations to #2 and keep the stats pumping in the "second" season of the year that'll begin next week. The Cards will be having a selection show Monday night the The Sports and Social Club...located at 427 South 4th. Street.
This is a switch from previous years...where the team has watched the selections from Cardinal Arena. I can remember years back when there were a few coaches and players huddled at Beef O' Brady's to see where Tom Collen's squad would be headed. Then, a gathering at the Parrish House...where people were lined up outside an hour before the doors opened.
Speaking of such...the doors will open at 6 p.m. at The Sports and Social Club for the selections and the seating is first come, first serve. Be advised and plan accordingly.
SOFTBALL GOES FOR TWO TODAY
It looks like clear skies for Louisville Softball today at Ulmer Stadium. The "hit and pitch" Cards will play a double-header today in conjunction with the Louisville Softball Classic. 2:30 p.m. is the approximate start time for Louisville vs. Jacksonville State and the Cards will face Dayton around 4:30 p.m. It's going to be a great day weather-wise for watching balls fly out on Brandeis Ave.