AUGUSTA, Ga. – North Georgia College & State University junior forward Jaymee Carnes has been named to the Peach Belt Conference Preseason All-Conference team as it was released Monday afternoon.
The team is made up of five players including Carnes, USC Aiken's Kayla Harris, Clayton State's Drameka Griggs, Armstrong Atlantic State's Mauri Wells and Shanteona Keys from Georgia College.
Carnes was also named a Preseason All-American by the Women's Division II Bulletin.
The 2012 Daktronics National Player-of-the-Year as well as the Southeast Region and Peach Belt Conference Player-of-the-Year, Carnes took the conference, region and nation by storm last season after transferring from NCAA Division I school Wake Forrest. The Gainesville, Ga. native went on to lead the Saints and nation with 20 double-doubles that included averaging 25.0 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.
Carnes' 25.0 points per game last year led the nation as she finished the season with 624 total points, the tenth-most points in a single season in Peach Belt history.
She also set school records for total points, scoring average and free throws made (180). She also holds the school's NCAA Division II era record for most points (40), blocks (9) and field goals made (16) in a single game.
Carnes scored 30 or more points in three games last season including a career-high 40 points in the Saints' third game of the season, an 86-67 victory over Brenau on Nov. 25. She finished second in the league and 15th in the nation in rebounds per game and ranked eighth-nationally in blocks.
Peach Belt Conference Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Jaymee Carnes, North Georgia
Kayla Harris, USC Aiken
Drameka Griggs, Clayton State
Mauri Wells, Armstrong Atlantic
Shanteona Keys, Georgia College