Rick Voight

Jennie Simms Named VaSID Player of the Year

April 19, 2017
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. -- Jennie Simms has been named the VaSID Player of the Year for the state of Virginia, the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced on Wednesday. In addition, Destinee Young was also named to the All-State Second Team. 

Simms, a senior guard, earned Honorable Mention AP All-American honors after finishing the season as the nation’s second-leading scorer. The Accokeek, Maryland, native averaged 26.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists during her senior campaign en route to being named the Conference USA Player of the Year. An All-C-USA selection for the third straight year, Simms is fifth on the ODU all-time scoring list with 2,151 points and was selected in the second round and 18th overall in the WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.

[Watch Jennie Simms talk about the WNBA Draft here]

Young, a senior forward, averaged a double-double with 10.9 points and 10.7 rebounds and was one of just 28 players in the nation to average a double-double. An All-Conference USA Second Team and All-Defensive Team selection, Young led the conference and ranked 14th in the the NCAA in rebounding. The Illinois native posted 15 double-doubles, which led C-USA and ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Old Dominion was one of just two schools in the state to have two players represented on the all-state teams. Read the complete VaSID release here and view the all-state teams and individual awards below.

2017 VaSID University Division Women's Basketball All-State

Player of the Year: Jennie Simms, Old Dominion
Coach of the Year: Ed Swanson, William & Mary
Rookie of the Year: Keyen Green, Liberty

All-State First Team:
Jennie Simms, Old Dominion
Precious Hall, James Madison
Chanette Hicks, Virginia Tech
Destinee Walker, Radford
Regan Magarity, Virginia Tech

All-State Second Team:
Kara Wright, George Mason
Kayla Roberts, Norfolk State
Marlena Tremba, William & Mary
Janelle Hubbard, Richmond
Destinee Young, Old Dominion

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