FRANKFORT, Ky. – Loyola University New Orleans senior Keiva Council was named a State Farm Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American, as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on Tuesday. She is one of 10 WBCA All-Americans in the running for the 2012 State Farm WBCA Player of the Year.
The WBCA All-American honor will be added to Council’s growing list of accolades that includes Southern States Athletic Conference All-Conference honoree, the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Greater New Orleans Area Athlete of the Month for January, an NAIA National Player of the Week, a two-time SSAC Player of the Week, a two-time Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Week, a four-time Jesuit Honor Roll Honoree, a two-time Jesuit Player of the Week, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Month for November, and a 2011-12 preseason All-Jesuit Selection. Throughout her final season with Loyola, she has been ranked in the top 10 of numerous statistical categories in the program’s history including points, field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, assists, and steals. In addition, Council currently ranks 3rd at Loyola in total scoring with 1,810 career points, while averaging 15.2 points per game.
Nationally, the 5-8 guard is 2nd in the NAIA in points per game (22.7), 3rd in total scoring (635), 15th in three-point field goals made per game (2.3), 22nd in total three-point field goals made (65), 29th in defensive rebounds per game (5.9), 34th in three-point field goal percentage (36.1 percent), 42nd in field goal percentage (44.5 percent), and 47th in assists per game (3.5).
The WBCA Player of the Year will be announced the first week of April during the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four in Denver.
Council, and the rest of the ‘Pack will take part in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship presented by Kentuckytourism.com beginning on Thursday, March 15, when Loyola takes on Lewis-Clark State. Tipoff is slated for 9:45 a.m. CT.