Powell is honorable-mention All-Louisiana
April 11, 2009
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana
women's basketball standout Brittany Powell received her third postseason
honor late Friday when she earned honorable mention on the All-Louisiana team.
A 6-foot forward from Milwaukee, Wis., and Divine
Savior Holy Angels High School, Powell averaged 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds
in 2008-09, her first season with Xavier. She was NAIA Division I All-America
honorable mention, All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, GCAC Player of the Week
and Louisiana Player of the Week.
Powell was the only double-figure scorer on a 23-9
team that finished third in the GCAC. She also led the team in minutes
(23.6 per game), field-goal percentage (.507) and free throws made (84).
Powell is the third player in Bo Browder's 10 seasons
as Xavier head coach to make the All-Louisiana team or receive honorable mention.
Kim Simpkins was honorable mention in 1998-99, and Jarryn Cleaves made the
third team in 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2007-08.
A Louisiana Sports Writers Association panel selected
the All-Louisiana team. All players from four-year universities in the state
2008-09 LSWA All-Louisiana Women's Basketball Team
First Team: Allison Hightower, LSU; Shanavia Dowdell, Louisiana Tech;
Kristy Carlin, Southeastern Louisiana; Adrienne Johnson, Louisiana Tech;
Shanté Perry, McNeese State.
Second Team: Trenese Smith, Loyola; Tillisha Givens, Louisiana College;
Jada Frazier, New Orleans; LaSondra Barrett, LSU; Alexis Green, Louisiana-Lafayette.
Third Team: Demetria White, Northwestern State; Deidra Jackson, Southern;
Ashley Langford, Tulane; Valerie Huizar, LSU-Shreveport; Lottie Moore, Louisiana-Monroe.
Player of the Year: Allison Hightower, LSU
Newcomer of the Year: Alexis Green, Louisiana-Lafayette
Freshman of the Year: LaSondra Barrett, LSU
Coach of the Year: Ronnie Howell, LSU-Shreveport
Honorable Mention: Brittany Powell, Xavier; Trenell Smith, Loyola;
Brett Benzio, Tulane; Whitney Jones, Louisiana Tech; Rachele Dobbins, Grambling.
Xavier's All-Louisiana Women's Basketball Players
1981-82: Gwendolyn Brule (second team); Deborah David (honorable mention)
1986-87: Demetria Lang (second team)
1989-90: Henrietta Mitchell (third team)
1991-92: Sherlett Hendy (third team)
1992-93: Yasontas Burton (honorable mention); Sherlett Hendy (honorable mention)
1994-95: Antasha Jones (honorable mention)
1995-96: Cassee Davis (third team)
1997-98: Cassee Davis (second team)
1998-99: Kim Simpkins (honorable mention)
2004-05: Jarryn Cleaves (third team)
2006-07: Jarryn Cleaves (third team)
2007-08: Jarryn Cleaves (third team)
2008-09: Brittany Powell (honorable mention)