Howard University saw three of its best basketball players honored by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on March 4.
Lady Bison stars’ Tamoria Holmes and Saadia Doyle were both named to the MEAC First Team, as voted by the conference’s head women’s basketball coaches and sports information directors.
Holmes earned her honor after leading the MEAC this season in scoring with 18.5 points per game. She also surpassed the 1,000 career points mark during Howard’s regular season finale against Delaware State. A native of Durham, N.C., Holmes is tied for fifth place on Howard’s all-time steals list with 176.
Doyle was right behind Holmes in points ranking, averaging 17.3 points per game; amazingly, she collected 13 double-doubles (double digits in points and rebounds), which ranks 22nd in the entire nation. Doyle (an Atlanta, Ga. native) ranks second on Howard’s all-time scoring list with 1,603 points.
But Doyle and Holmes aren’t done impressing the MEAC just yet. The Lady Bison carry the No. 2 seed in the MEAC Tournament and will face the winner of No. 7 South Carolina State vs. No. 10 Delaware State at the end of the week.
Meanwhile, Howard men’s basketball player Prince Okorah was also honored by the MEAC, earning a place among the 2012 MEAC All-Freshmen team.
The 6-foot-5 Glenarden, Md. native started 25 games this season, ranking second on the team in steals, third on the team in assists and fourth in rebounding.
Fellow Howard freshman Simuel Frazier and senior Glenn Andrews also received postseason honors.
Frazier (Norfolk, Va. native) was named Rookie of the Year by College Sports Madness, according to Howard Sports Information. The 5-foor-11, 175-pound guard led his team in three categories, including assists, steals and three-point shooting.
He was one of three finalists to earn the MEAC Rookie of the Year, but finished behind Delaware State’s Tahj Tate.
Howard senior guard Glenn Andrews was honored as a member of College Sports Madness fourth team after leading his team with 14 points per game.
The 2012 regular season champion, regular-season runners-up, first-team members and top honorees including Player, Rookie, Defensive and Coach of the Year selections, will be recognized in pre-game presentations prior to their first games of the 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament. Tournament play tips-off March 5-10 at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.