Vanzant represents LU on All-Decade Team

GO CARDINALS Shawnta Vanzant was the Southland Conference Player of the Year in 2000-2001.
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Shawnta Vanzant was the Southland Conference Player of the Year in 2000-2001.
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March 7, 2013

BEAUMONT, Texas – Shawnta Vanzant, who averaged 19.3 points per game in her only season at Lamar, was named to the Southland Conference’s All-Decade Women’s Basketball Team from the 2000s, the conference announced today.

Vanzant played for the Lady Cardinals in the 2000-01 season, earning conference Player of the Year honors. The 5-foot-6 guard from Del City, Okla., poured in 522 points in 27 games and averaged 6.3 rebounds per game as Lamar went 12-16 overall and 10-10 in the conference.

The conference named the all-decades team as part of its year-long 50th Anniversary commemoration. The 2000s all-decade team consists of eight conference players of the year, one of whom was a repeat honoree, seven conference tournament MVPs, four freshmen of the year, three newcomers of the year and two defenders of the year.

Monica Gibbs of UTSA was named Player of the Decade, while Rae Rippetoe-Blair of UTSA, who was Southland Conference Coach of the Year in 2003, 2008 and 2009, was named Coach of the Decade.

The entire All-Decades Team is listed below:

Southland Conference 2000s All-Decade Women’s Basketball Team

Player

School

SLC Years

Pos.

Hgt.

Hometown

Onika Anderson

Texas-San Antonio

2007-09

F

5-10

Pine Bluff, Ark.

Amanda Bennett

Northwestern State

2001-05

F

5-11

Simpson, La.

Nikki Carr

Stephen F. Austin

2003-08

G

5-6

Hawkins, Texas

Kia Converse

Northwestern State

1997-01

G

5-8

Napoleonville, La.

Diamond Cosby

Northwestern State

2001-05

G

5-8

Shreveport, La.

Angela Davidson

Northwestern State

2000-04

G

6-0

Leesville, La.

Chaquita Dilworth

Stephen F. Austin

2000-02

F

6-0

Temple, Texas

La’Terrica Dobin

Northwestern State

2001-04

G

5-4

Bossier City, La.

Charity Egenti

Stephen F. Austin

2005-07

F/C

6-3

Lagos, Nigeria

Joyce Ekworomadu

Texas State

2004-08

G/F

5-9

Coppell, Texas

Monica Gibbs

Texas-San Antonio

2005-09

G

5-8

Stillwater, Okla.

Nikki Hendrix

Texas-San Antonio

2001-04

C

6-0

Ardmore, Okla.

Shawnta Johnson

Stephen F. Austin

1998-00

F

5-11

Fresno, Calif.

LaToya Mills

Stephen F. Austin

2002-06

F

6-0

Houston, Texas

Rola Ogunoye

Texas-Arlington

2001-05

F

6-0

Cedar Hill, Texas

Nina Randle

Louisiana-Monroe

2001-05

F

5-11

Covington, la.

Tori Talbert

Texas State

2001-05

F

6-2

Boerne, Texas

Shawnta Vanzant

Lamar

2000-01

G

5-6

Del City, Okla.

Terra Wallace

Texas-Arlington

2003-07

G

5-7

Round Rock, Texas

Nathesia Wright

Stephen F. Austin

1999-03

G

5-10

Arlington, Texas

Player of the Decade:

Monica Gibbs, Texas-San Antonio, 2005-09

Coach of the Decade:

Rae Rippetoe-Blair, Texas-San Antonio                               

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