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Women’s Baseketball: Cajuns Place Three On All-Louisiana Women’s Basketball Team

Veal named to third team; Wilridge, Gordon on honorable mention team

 BATON ROUGE – After helping the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns women’s basketball team to its best record in over a decade and culminated by Women’s Basketball Invitational title, Keke Veal, Kia Wilridge and Jaylyn Gordon were named to the All-Louisiana Women’s Basketball team that was released by the organization.
Veal, a junior from Opelousas, was a third-team selection while Wilridge and Gordon were each named to the honorable mention team.
Veal, who was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference team last month, led Louisiana in scoring (14.9 ppg.), assists (3.3) and was second on the team in steals (2.3). The junior was named to the all-tournament team at the Sun Belt Conference Championships before being named the Most Valuable Player at the Women’s Basketball Invitational.
Wilridge, a junior from Crowley, averaged 12.3 points per game and finished tied for the team-lead with 4.5 rebounds per game while leading the Sun Belt Conference and finishing 22nd nationally with 2.9 steals per game. Wilridge, who became the first player since Kim Perrot (1989-90) to record 100 steals in a season, earned third-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors and was named to the WBI All-Tournament team.
Gordon, a sophomore from Edgard, finished second on the team in scoring with a 13.4 average while leading the team in free throw percentage (.771) and 3-pointers made (2.1). Gordon scored in double figures in 29 games on the season for the Ragin’ Cajuns and earned WBI All-Tournament honors.
LSU’s Danielle Ballard was named the Player of the Year in voting by the state’s women’s basketball sports information directors and a statewide panel of media members. Kolby Morgan of Tulane was selected as the Freshman of the Year with Louisiana Tech’s Brandi Wingate named Newcomer of the Year. DoBee Plaisance of Nicholls State was named the LSWA Coach of the Year.
(Players listed on each team alphabetically)

Danielle Ballard, LSU
Allison Baggett, McNeese
Whitney Frazier, Louisiana Tech
Kourtney Pennywell, LSU-Shreveport
Janelle Perez, Northwestern State
Sharnice Brooks, ULM
Kendra Coleman, Southern
Raigyne Moncrief, LSU
Jenny Nash, Nicholls
Janeicia Neely, Loyola
Randi Brown, UNO
Whitney Gathright, Xavier
Kolby Morgan, Tulane
Kelia Shelton, Louisiana Tech
Keke Veal, Louisiana
Danielle Blagg, Tulane
Jaylyn Gordon, Louisiana
Jalyn Johnson, McNeese
Kia Wilridge, Louisiana
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Danielle Ballard, LSU
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR — Kolby Morgan, Tulane
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR — Brandi Wingate, Louisiana Tech
COACH OF THE YEAR — DoBee Plaisance, Nicholls