April 2, 2014
BEAUMONT, Texas - Lamar University's Dominique Edwards and JaMeisha Edwards were named to the Southland Conference women's basketball all-academic team, the conference announced today.
Dominique Edwards (Grand Prairie, Texas) was named to the first tea, while JaMeisha Edwards was a second-team selection. Lamar and Incarnate Word were the only two Southland Conference schools with two members on the all-academic team.
Dominique, a junior forward, was second on the Lady Cardinals in scoring at 14.4 points per game, and led the team in rebounding at 8.0 per contest. A communication major, she carries a 3.33 GPA. She was a second-team all-conference performer this season.
JaMeisha, a redshirt sophomore guard, was third on the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game and second in assists with 62. She carries a 3.52 GPA while majoring in exercise science.
"I think it is tremendous to have two players on the all-academic team," Lamar coach Robin Harmony said. "It shows that they are not only tremendous basketball players, but more importantly, they are great students."
Their efforts helped the Lady Cardinals earn a share of the Southland Conference regular-season championships and advance to the WNIT, as Lamar participated in a national postseason tournament for the fourth time in the past five seasons.
The Lady Cardinals finished 18-13 overall and 13-5 in conference play.