Three Women's Basketball Dukes Earn Preseason Recognition
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HARRISONBURG, Va., Oct. 12, 2012 -- Three James Madison women's basketball players have earned preseason honors from the website College Sports Madness.
Freshman guard Angela Mickens (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) was selected the Colonial Athletic Association preseason Freshman of the Year.
Senior guard Tarik Hislop (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) was named to the preseason All-CAA First Team, and junior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) was named to the Second-Team.
Mickens led her high school to the 2012 Virginia state championship and was named All-State First Team for the third straight year.
Hislop won All-CAA Second Team honors last season, when she led her team to the Women's National Invitation Tournament championship game. She averaged 14.8 points a game last season.
Burkholder received All-CAA Third Team recognition last year, when she averaged 11.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Madness CAA Preseason All-Conference Teams
Coach of the Year, Tina Martin, Delaware
Player of the Year, Elena Delle Donne, Delaware
Freshman of the Year, Angela Mickens, JMU
G, Alisha Andrews, North Carolina Wilmington
G, Tarik Hislop, JMU
G/F, Elena Delle Donne, Delaware
F, Shante Evans, Hofstra
F/C, Jaclyn McKenna, William and Mary
G, Kirby Burkholder, JMU
G, Deanna Kerkhof, Northeastern
G/F, Hollie Mershon, Drexel
F, Jewel Tunstull, Northeastern
F/C, Danielle Parker, Delaware