March 20, 2012

Jaymee Carnes Earns WBCA All-American Honors

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Contact David Beall, jdbeall@northgeorgia.edu

DAHLONEGA, GA – The awards continue to pile up for North Georgia sophomore sensation Jaymee Carnes who earned national recognition on Tuesday morning when the Women's Basketball Coaches Association named her an All-American.

Carnes becomes the first North Georgia women's basketball player to be named an All-American by the WBCA. She has already been recognized this season as the PBC Player of the Year and the Daktronics Southeast Region Player of the Year. She is also in the running for Division II National Player of the Year to be released in the coming days.

The native of Gainesville, Georgia, came to North Georgia from Division I member Wake Forest University.

Carnes led the nation in scoring at 25.0 points per game and finished with 624 points scored, which is the 10th highest scoring total in the history of the Peach Belt Conference.

She scored 30-plus points three times and had a career-high 40 points against Brenau. She finished second in the league and 15th in the nation in rebounds per game with 11.2 and recorded 20 double-doubles, which led all of NCAA Division II. She also led the league and was ranked eighth nationally in blocks.

Carnes is just the second player in PBC history to lead the nation in scoring, joining Kennesaw State's Joanna Cuprys who averaged 26.0 points per game in 1996-97.

The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the 10-member All-American team that was chosen by a vote of a selection committee that is composed of one representative from each of the eight geographical regions and a chairperson.

Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division II All-America Team

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Ashley Arlen

Wayne State College

Sr.

F

6-2

Lauren Battista

Bentley University

So.

F

6-0

Kiara Brown

Edinboro University

Jr.

G

5-7

Chelsea Carlisle

University of California-San Diego

Sr.

G

5-7

Jaymee Carnes

North Georgia

So.

F

6-1

Kari Daugherty

Ashland University

Jr.

F

6-1

Hanna Johansson

University of Alaska-Anchorage

Sr.

C

6-2

Veronica Walker

Delta State University

Sr.

F

6-2

Ebonie Williams

Washburn University

Sr.

G

5-8

Tanisha Woodard

Clayton State University

Sr.

G

5-10