Four from Loyola women’s hoops honored at NAIA Banquet

Tue, 03/18/2014

(Frankfort, Ky.) Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball senior Jasmine Brewer was recognized for being the recipient of the NAIA Champions of Character award for the Loyola Wolf Pack and juniors Rebekah Greer, Callie McNally, and Janeicia Neely were recognized as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes at the 2014 NAIA National Tournament banquet in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday evening.

This season, Brewer was named to the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, the SSAC All-Conference Team and garnered SSAC Player of the Week and National Jesuit Player of the Week Honorable Mention earlier this season. Brewer paces her squad in average points (13.53) rebounds (7.88) and steals (1.72) per game. She ranks 22nd in Division I in offensive rebounds per game (3.563), 26th in total rebounds (252) and 48th in total rebounds per game (7.875). Additionally, she has made her mark on the Loyola record books. Brewer sits second, 11 boards shy of first, on the Loyola all-time individual career rebounding list, fifth in individual career scoring, just 10 points short for fourth, and eighth in individual career steals.

Greer, a junior guard from Hammond, La., has appeared in all 32 contests this season for the Wolf Pack. The psychology/pre-med major currently averages 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game and has created 24 steal opportunities this season.

McNally has also played in all 32 games this season, while starting 27. She scores 4.0 points per game and grabs 3.9 rebounds per game- fifth best on the squad. McNally is a junior forward from Long Beach, Miss., who is majoring in accounting.

Neely, who was also named to the SSAC All-Conference team, leads the passing effort for the Pack, turning in an average 4.37 assists per contest. She ranks second on the team in points, steals, field goals made and three-point field goals made this season. Neely is 14th in Division I in total assists and recently surpassed Dani Holland to sit fifth on the Loyola all-time individual career assists list. The junior from Kenner, La. is majoring in mass communication.

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes must be a junior or above in academic standing; has been in attendance at the nominating institution two full academic years as a non-transfer student or a minimum of one academic year as a transfer student; has a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of nomination deadline (for transfer students the GPA is only at current NAIA institution).

The Wolf Pack will kick off NAIA National Tournament action in the opening round when they take on Georgetown College of Kentucky on Thursday, March 20 at 6:15 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center.

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