WASHINGTON, D.C. – Keiva Council, a junior on the Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team, was named to the 2010-2011 National All-Jesuit Women’s Basketball Team, as announced by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
Council had a breakout year in her junior season, averaging 16.9 points, 6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2 steals per game. She led her team in points, steals, assists and blocks and was nationally ranked in five categories. She had a knack for drawing fouls, which resulted in her scoring many of her points from the free throw line. She was one of two players in the nation to make over 200 free throws, connecting on 201 of her 254 attempts for a 79.1 free throw percentage.
On Feb. 8 against Dillard, Council had one of the best games in Wolfpack history. She scored a school-record 43 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in a double-digit comeback overtime victory over the Bleu Devils. She shot 5-for-8 from three-point range and 16-for-22 from the free throw line.
During the Dillard game, she became the ninth player in LU history to score 1000 points in a career. She currently has 1175 points and is in sixth place on Loyola’s career scoring list. She scored 541 points in 2010-11, which is the fifth-highest season points total in school history.
Earlier this year, Council earned Honorable Mentions for both the NAIA Division I All-American Team and the NAIA State Farm Coaches' All-America Team. She was named to the SSAC All-Academic, All-Conference and All-Conference Tournament Teams and was selected as an NAIA Scholar Athlete.
The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight pilot project is a nationwide effort to bring greater positive awareness to Jesuit education and mission. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the more than 90 basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other (men and women) this year. You can find more information on the project at http://www.ajcunet.edu/jesuitbasketball.
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