Five Loyola women’s basketball players named SSAC All-Academic recipients

Tue, 04/01/2014

(Montgomery, Ala.) Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball senior Jasmine Brewer and juniors Rebekah Greer, Callie McNally, Janeicia Neely and Megan Whittaker have been named to the 2013-14 SSAC All-Academic Team. This is the third All-Academic nod for Brewer, the second for Greer and McNally and the first for Whittaker. This year’s class adds to a total of 18 SSAC All-Academic awards in Loyola women’s basketball history.

Brewer was named to the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team and the SSAC All-Conference Team, and garnered a 2014 WBCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team Honorable Mention, a 2014 NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team Honorable Mention, SSAC Player of the Week and National Jesuit Player of the Week Honorable Mention earlier this season. Brewer paced her squad this season in average points (13.60) rebounds (7.74) and steals (1.71) per game. She closed the season ranked 23rd in Division I in total rebounds (271), 29th in offensive rebounds per game (3.371), 44th in total steals (60) and 48th in total scoring (476). Additionally, she has made her mark on the Loyola record books. Brewer sits first on the Loyola all-time individual career rebounding list, fourth in individual career scoring and eighth in individual career steals. Brewer also received the Loyola Champions of Character award.

Greer was named to the 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes list. She appeared in all 35 games played this season. She averaged 3.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game, and shot 39.5% from the field on the year. Greer turned in a season-high three three-pointers and notched a season-best 11 points at the NAIA National Tournament in Loyola’s 72-67 victory over Our Lady of the Lake.

McNally, a 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete, started in 27 contests this season. She ranked fifth on the team in total rebounds and third in offensive rebounds. McNally averaged 3.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. She bucketed a career-high 13 points this season versus Faulkner University on Nov. 15.

Neely earned 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete and SSAC All-Conference honors this year. She started in all 35 games of the 2013-14 season. She ranked first on the team in assists, dishing out an average 4.29 per game. Neely closed the season ranked 10th in Division I in total assists (150), 27th in assists per game and 47th in total three-point field goals made (59). Additionally, she sits fifth on Loyola’s all-time individual career assists list and is two steals shy of cracking the top 10 on the program’s all-time individual career steals list. Neely ranked third on her squad in free throw percentage (0.783) and second in points scored (470). She averaged 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

In her first year with the Wolf Pack Whittaker made the 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete list started in all 35 games for Loyola. She paced the Wolf Pack from behind the arc with 103 three-pointers on the season and ranked second on the team in three-point field goal percentage with a 0.402. Whittaker ended the year ranked 2nd in Division I in total three-point field goals made, 6th in three-point field goals made per game (2.943) and 19th in three-point field goal percentage. Whittaker tallied a season-best 24 points via a career-high eight three-point field goals made in Loyola’s postseason defeat of Our Lady of the Lake, and broke a NAIA National Tournament record in the same game with 19 three-point attempts. She ended the season averaging 10.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

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