SOURCE: CAAsports.com | March 9, 2011
James Madison senior guard Dawn Evans was selected as the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball Player of the Year in voting by the league’s head coaches. The announcement was made Wednesday evening at the CAA’s pre-tournament banquet in National Harbor, Maryland.
[ Dawn Evans attended PGC Basketball’s Essentials session in 2008. ]
Evans is the fifth JMU player to earn CAA Player of the Year accolades. The senior guard leads the conference and ranks second in the nation in scoring with 23.6 points per game. Evans became the CAA’s all-time leading scorer on March 2 and now has 2,589 career points. She has also set a number of school records, including career field goals (828), career free throws (555) and career three-pointers. Evans has scored in double-figures in 112 career games, tying the school record.
Also receiving top honors were UNC Wilmington’s Cynthia Cooper-Dyke as CAA Coach of the Year, Old Dominion’s Jasmine Parker as CAA Defensive Player of the Year and UNC Wilmington’s Alisha Andrews as CAA Rookie of the Year. William & Mary’s Lindsay Moller was chosen as the recipient of the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award.
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