April 12, 2011
NEW ORLEANS - While the dust has long since settled on the 2010-11 Tulane women's basketball season, postseason honors continue to roll in for a trio of Green Wave seniors as Danielle Nunn, Tiffany Aidoo and Roshaunda Barnes earned All-Louisiana honors, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced Tuesday.
Nunn claimed a spot on the first team while Aidoo and Barnes received third-team and honorable-mention recognition, respectively. Nunn earned first-team all-state honors after claiming second-team recognition a year ago and Aidoo claimed honorable-mention All-Louisiana recognition last season. Barnes, meanwhile, earned all-state honors for the first time in her career in her final year.
The all-state honors are the second postseason recognition bestowed on the Tulane trio as Nunn was named second-team All-Conference USA, Aidoo earned a spot on the All C-USA third team and Barnes was one of five league players to claim C-USA All-Defensive Team recognition at the conclusion of the regular season.
"We are very excited to land three players on the All-Louisiana Team after another successful season," Tulane head women's basketball coach Lisa Stockton said. "These three young ladies have done their very best to represent Tulane each time they've taken the court and this is a great way for them to conclude their careers."
A forward from Arlington, Texas, Nunn claimed first-team all-state honors after leading the team in points per game (16.0), field goal percentage (.563) and free throws made (122). She also ranked second on the squad in field goals made (147) and minutes per game (33.1), tied for second in rebounds per game (5.7), third in points (416), rebounds (149) and assists (47), fourth in steals (37) and minutes played (861), and fifth in free throw percentage (.667).
During the year, Nunn was named to the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic All-Tournament Team and earned a spot on the C-USA Women's Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team.
Aidoo was the lone Tulane player to start all 34 games during the 2010-11 season and paced the team in 3-pointers (87) and 3-point percentage (.387) while raking second in points (426) and steals (59), third in points per game (12.5), field goals made (146) and minutes played (1093), fourth in rebounds (144), assists (40) and minutes per game (32.1), and fifth in field goal percentage (.410), free throws made (47) and rebounds per game (4.2).
A forward from Slidell, La., Aidoo posted double-digit scoring totals in 25 games and had five 20-plus point contests, including a career-high 29 points after hitting 10-of-20 field goals at UAB on Jan. 9. In that game, she set a Tulane record and tied a C-USA mark with nine 3-pointers against the Blazers.
Aidoo was twice named C-USA Player of the Week, claiming the honor in back-to-back weeks to start the new year, and was tabbed MVP of the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic in December.
Barnes, meanwhile, led the team in points (441), field goals made (160) and steals (102) while ranking second in points per game (13.0), free throws made (94), assists (165) and minutes played (1119), third in 3-pointers (27), 3-point percentage (.243) and minutes per game (32.9), fourth in free throw percentage (.686), and fifth in rebounds (132), blocks (10).
She became the first player in Tulane history to reach triple-digit steals in a season, posting 24 multiple-theft outings including a career-high tying seven at Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 20. A senior point guard from Baton Rouge, La., Barnes posted double-digit scoring totals in 27 games with a pair of 20-point contests, including a career-high tying 25 vs. UCF in the C-USA Championship game on March 12.
Barnes recorded four or more assists 23 times, including a career-high 10 dimes vs. Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 3 and vs. Southern Miss on Jan. 20 to complete double-doubles. She was named to C-USA Women's Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.0 points, 4.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.
Aidoo, Barnes and Nunn helped lead the Green Wave to a 23-11 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the Conference USA regular-season standings with a 9-7 league mark. In the postseason, Tulane advanced to the title game of the C-USA Women's Basketball Championship and earned an at-large bid to the 2011 WNIT before falling at Oral Roberts in the second round of postseason play.
2011 ALL-LOUISIANA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
First Team All-State
Ashlyn Baggett, McNeese State, So. Guard (Iota, La./Iota HS)
LaSondra Barrett, LSU, Jr., Forward (Jackson, Miss./Murrah HS)
Tillisha Givens, Louisiana College, Sr, Forward (Monroe, La./Ouachita HS)
Adrienne Johnson, Louisiana Tech, Sr., Forward (Franklin, La./Franklin HS)
Danielle Nunn, Tulane, Sr., Forward (Arlington, Texas/Bowie HS)
Second Team All-State
Ricshanda Bickham, Nicholls State, Sr., Guard (New Orleans, La./Connors College)
Keiva Council, Loyola, Jr., Guard (Houston, Texas/Alief Hastings HS)
Mercedes Johnson, UL-Lafayette, Jr., Forward (Houston, Texas/Langham Creek HS)
Adrienne Webb, LSU, So., Guard (Madison, Ala./Sparkman HS)
Tarkeisha Wysinger-Mackey, Louisiana Tech, Sr., Guard (Many, La./Many HS)
Third Team All-State
Tiffany Aidoo, Tulane, Sr., Forward (Slidell, La./Northshore HS)
Secrett Anderson, Grambling State, Sr., Forward (Arlington, Texas/Bowie HS)
K.K. Babin, Nicholls State, Fr., Guard (Gonzales, La./St. Michael the Archangel HS)
Hannah Kador, Southern, Sr., Guard (Baton Rouge, La./McKinney HS)
Christina Warren, Xavier, Sr., Forward/Guard (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Los Osos HS)
Honorable Mention: Freda Allen (Southern), Caitlyn Baggett (McNeese State), Roshaunda Barnes (Tulane), Jasmine Bendolph (Louisiana Tech), Jasmine Brewer (Loyola), Sharday Cotton (LSU-S), Jordi James (Northwestern State)
Player of the Year: Adrienne Johnson, Louisiana Tech
Freshman of the Year: K.K. Babin, Nicholls State
Newcomer of the Year: Jordi James, Northwestern State
Coach of the Year: Brooks Donald-Williams, McNeese State