Three Sharks Earn All-SSC Postseason Honors

Three Sharks Earn All-SSC Postseason Honors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –The Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team grabbed three All-Conference nods from the Sunshine State Conference, as announced on Thursday afternoon by the conference office.

Voted on by the coaches in the SSC, Alison Hughes and Christen Prasse were named to the All-SSC Second Team while Claire McMahon earned a spot on the All-Newcomer Team.

Earning her third career All-SSC nod after finding her name on both the 2017-18 All-SSC Second Team and All-SSC Newcomer Team, Hughes currently leads the Sharks with her 13.9 points per game, which also ranks her eighth in the conference. She not only leads the squad with her 45.5 shooting percentage from deep and 3.0 three-pointers per game, but the conference as a whole. After tallying four three-pointers in Wednesday night’s SSC Quarterfinal win over Embry-Riddle, Hughes continues to climb the program’s all-time rankings. Her 85 this season are just ten away from matching Taylor Buie’s record from the 2013-14 season, and she has now passed Molly Blomer for fifth with 160 in her career.

Grabbing her second postseason award of her career is Prasse, who picked up her first Second Team honor back in 2016-17. Prasse follows Hughes with 12.1 points per game, and leads NSU in rebounds (7.8) and assists (6.4) per game, ranking fifth and first, respectively, in the league in those categories. She also ranks first on the squad in steals per game, 1.9, good enough for fourth in the league. The starting point guard notched a program-record three triple-doubles this season, marking her as only the second player in NCAA Div. II history to do so. Earlier this season, Prasse was named Sunshine State Conference play of the week on Jan. 28 and Mar. 4, her second and third weekly awards of her career.

The final award garnered by the Sharks this season is for McMahon, who finds her name on the All-Newcomer Team. Named the SSC’s Defensive Player of the Week on Dec. 3, McMahon currently ranks first on the team with her 1.6 blocks per game and 40 total blocks, both second-best in the conference. She is also second on the squad with her 30.2 shooting from deep and 32 total three-pointers, and also averages double digit points with 10.4.

The Sharks will face top-seeded Florida Southern in the SSC Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon. The action will start at 12:00 p.m. in the Rick Case Arena, the first of four semifinals games to be held that day.

Follow along with live updates on Twitter by following @NSU_WBasketball.

Here is the 2018-19 All-SSC list in its entirety:

Player of the Year = Camille Giardina, Florida Southern
Defensive Player of the Year = Carly McLendon, Rollins
Newcomer of the Year = Dori Nagy, Tampa
Freshman of the Year = Sarah Jones, Embry-Riddle
Coach of the Year = Betsy Harris, Florida Southern

2018-19 ALL-SSC Women’s Basketball Honors

2018-19 ALL-SSC First Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Camille Giardina Florida Southern Sr. Sarasota, Florida
G Anja Fuchs-Robetin Florida Southern Sr. Vienna, Austria
F Staja Tyghter Tampa Sr. Orlando, Florida
G Chelsea Johnson Eckerd Sr. Orlando, Florida
F/C Dori Nagy Tampa So. Pecs, Hungary
2018-19 ALL-SSC Second Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Lauren Ellenberger Embry-Riddle Sr. Granger, Indiana
G Christen Prasse Nova Southeastern Gr. Naperville, Illinois
F Nicole Tucker Embry-Riddle So. Marshall, Michigan
G Alison Hughes Nova Southeastern Sr. Janesville, Wisconsin
G/F Ida Andersson Barry Sr. Sodertalje, Sweden
2018-19 ALL-SSC Newcomer Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
F/C Dori Nagy Tampa So. Pecs, Hungary
G/F Jonika Garvin Palm Beach Atlantic Sr. Lake Worth, Florida
G Nichel Tampa Barry So. St. Petersburg, Florida
G Octavia Loll Eckerd Jr. Akron, Ohio
F Claire McMahon Nova Southeastern So. Frankfort, Illinois

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