CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference announced its 2019-20 All-Conference awards for women's basketball. Shaw University's senior guard Dejoria "DJ" Howard (Orangeburg, SC) was named All-CIAA during the conference's annual luncheon held inside the Charlotte Convention Center.
Howard earned the accolade after leading the Lady Bears in scoring and rebounding, posting 13.1 points and 6.0 rebounds. The 5-foot-11 guard registered 19 games in double figures and recorded three double doubles on the season with season-high's of 22 points and 14 rebounds.
The Lady Bears will begin its quest in the 2020 CIAA Women's Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 25 against Bowie State University during the opening round. The game is scheduled to begin at 12:10 p.m. from the Bojangles Coliseum.
If the Lady Bears advance to the quarterfinal round, Shaw will meet the No. 2 seed of the South, Johnson C. Smith on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. from the Spectrum Center.
A complete list of the All-Conference, Player of the Years and Coach of the Year awardees can be found below:
2019-20 All-CIAA Women's Basketball Team
Katisha Hyman, Fayetteville State
Kwanza Murray, Lincoln (PA)
Daisa Harris, Livingstone
DeAshia Young, Lincoln (PA)
Shameka McNeill, Virginia Union
Kyaja Williams, Bowie State
Jasmine Carter, Virginia Union
Aminata Johnson, Fayetteville State
Devona Stell, Elizabeth City State
Dejoria Howard, Shaw
Kaaliya Williams, Saint Augustine's
Lezarea Bowens, Johnson C. Smith
2019-20 CIAA Women's Basketball All-Rookie Team
Shenell Shaw-Davis, Fayetteville State
NyAsia Blango, Elizabeth City State
Janya Lilly, Lincoln (PA)
Jada Richardson, Livingstone
Aaliyah Bell, Johnson C. Smith
CIAA Women's Player of the Year: Kwanza Murray, Lincoln (PA)
CIAA Women's Defensive Player of the Year: Kyaja Williams, Bowie State
CIAA Women's Rookie of the Year: NyAsia Blango, Elizabeth City State
CIAA Women's Coach of the Year: Darrell Mosley, Lincoln (PA)
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