Shae Kelley Named to First Team All-Conference USA
IRVING, Texas – Old Dominion’s junior forward Shae Kelley, has been named to the All-Conference USA First Team for the 2013-14 season. Six of the eight first team selections are seniors.
Shae has started in every game for ODU and leads the team in points, offensive/defensive/total rebounds, steals, blocks, minutes, free-throws attempted, free-throws made and starts.
The Denver, Colo. native is averaging a double-double with 19.6 ppg on 48.9% shooting in C-USA play and 10.1 rebounds per contest overall (No. 36 in country/No. 4 in C-USA), while racking up 16 double-doubles, which ranks No. 17 nationally.
Shae’s 2.03 steals per contest ranks fifth in the conference, while her 7.1 defensive rebounds per game ranks No. 2 in the conference. The 6’1 forward has gone for 30 points three times this season and also grabbed a career high of 17 rebounds against Marshall. Shae averages over one block per game, which is good for No. 11 in the C-USA. Earlier this season, Shae was named MVP of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tournament.
Shae Kelley is Creeping Towards More Lady Monarch History
Shae Kelley has scored 959 points over her first two seasons at Old Dominion, which puts her just 41 points away from becoming only the fifth player in school history to obtain 1,000 points in their first two seasons in a Lady Monarch’s uniform.
2014 C-USA Tournament
On Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. MT, Shae Kelley and the Lady Monarchs will take on the winner of 10th seeded Tulsa (12-15, 6-10) versus 15th seeded UTSA (13-16, 4-12).
2013-14 CONFERENCE USA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
Jada Payne, So., G, East Carolina
+Jerica Coley, Sr., PG, FIU
+Ebony Rowe, Sr., F, Middle Tennessee
Shae Kelley, Jr., F, Old Dominion
+Jessica Kuster, Sr., F, Rice****
+Jamierra Faulkner, Sr., PG, Southern Miss***
Karisma Chapman, Sr., F, UAB
Kayla Thornton, Sr., F, UTEP
Ny Hammonds, Sr., G, Charlotte
Abria Trice, Jr., G/F, East Carolina
Kimberly Smith, Sr., G, Florida Atlantic
Whitney Frazier, Jr., F, Louisiana Tech
Danielle Blagg, Jr., G, Tulane
Jamie Kaplan, Jr., G, Tulane
Ashley Clark, So., G, Tulsa
Ashley Grimes, Sr., G/F, UAB
Lefty Webster, G, Charlotte
JaQuan Jackson, G, Louisiana Tech
Olivia Jones, F, Middle Tennessee
Brittanny Dinkins, G, Southern Miss
Leslie Vorpahl, G, Tulane
Ondrea Shaw, Jr., P, East Carolina
Ebony Rowe, Sr., F, Middle Tennessee
Jessica Kuster, Sr., F, Rice****
Jamierra Faulkner, Sr., PG, Southern Miss**
Kayla Thornton, Sr., F, UTEP**
+ Unanimous First Team Selection (coaches/SIDs cannot vote for own players, unanimous denotes voted first team by other voters)
*-indicates repeat honors
Complete C-USA Release
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