MILLEDGEVILLE, G.A. – The votes have been counted and, reflecting the season, there is incredible balance on the 2012-13 Daktronics Women’s Basketball All-Southeast Region teams. Pfeiffer University's Brittany Cox was named to the region's second team as ten student-athletes from 10 different schools earned All-Southeast Region distinction this season.
Clayton State University’s Drameka Griggs was named the Region Most Outstanding Player. Griggs led her Laker squad to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Regular-Season and Tournament Titles this year, an undefeated 29-0 mark and No. 1 National Ranking. She averages 19.9 points per game, shooting 54 percent from the floor, 50 percent from three-point range and 87 from the free-throw line. A complete player, she also led the PBC in steals with 113.
Joining Griggs on the first team were: Alissa Diaz of Anderson University, Jaymee Carnes of the University of North Georgia, Haylee Lepaio of Newberry College and Nyesha Willie of Barton College.
The second team features: Brittany Cox of Pfeiffer University, Taylor Beverly of the University of Montevallo, USC Aiken’s Daniela Tarallo, Tamara Nesmith of Mount Olive College, Wiliesha Spencer of Flagler College and Autumn Lau of Coker College.
Cox was named to the Conference Carolinas second team earlier this month while also being recognized as a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American for the second-straight year. The senior from Winston-Salem has helped guide the Lady Falcons to a 24-6 season with a berth into the NCAA Southeast Region tournament averaging 18 points per game shooting 42% on the year.
The first team selections will move on to the All-America ballot. The Daktronics All-America programs honor student-athletes in Division II athletic programs. The voting, nomination and calculations are all conducted by the school’s sports information directors.
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2012-13 Daktronics Women’s Basketball All-Southeast Region
DISTRICT 3 - Southeast Region
Drameka Griggs, Clayton State – Most Outstanding Player
Alissa Diaz, Anderson University
Jaymee Carnes, North Georgia
Haylee Lepaio, Newberry College
Nyesha Willie, Barton College
Brittany Cox, Pfeiffer
Taylor Beverly, Montevallo
Daniela Tarallo, USC Aiken
Tamara Nesmith, Mount Olive
Williesha Spencer, Flagler
Autumn Lau, Coker