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Natosha Gottlieb Named ASC Player of the Year & Defensive Player of the Year

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RICHARDSON, Texas –– Louisiana College senior forward Natosha Gottlieb and Howard Payne junior point guard Tresta Donahoo have been named division players of the year to headline the 2013 American Southwest Conference Women's Basketball All-Conference and All-Division selections, the ASC office announced on Wednesday (Feb. 27), following a vote of the league's head coaches.

 

The 5-foot-10 Gottlieb (Alexandria, La / Bolton HS) earned the title of ASC East Division Player of the Year after averaging 18.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 2.5 assists despite playing just 23.8 minutes per game. Her points and steals were league highs. Gottlieb, who totaled 41 blocks, also took the East's defensive player of the year honor for a second straight season. She led the Lady Wildcats to a division crown.

 

The 5-foot-4 Donahoo (Early, Texas / EHS) earned the title of ASC West Division Player of the Year after averaging 16.3 points, a league-high 5.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game. She also shot 75.7 percent from the free throw line and connected on 33 three-pointers. Donahoo led the Lady Jackets to a division championship.

 

Gottlieb and Donahoo, who were both selected to their respective all-division first team, were also named to the prestigious five-player ASC All-Conference Team. They were joined by Louisiana College senior point guard Shaina Howard (Scott, La. / LSU-Eunice); Hardin-Simmons senior forward Alexis Popelar (Longview, Texas / Pine Tree HS); and Texas-Dallas senior guard Katie Korioth (New Braunfels, Texas / Temple College). Gottlieb has appeared on the all-conference team in back-to-back seasons.

 

East Texas Baptist guard April Leonard (Quitman, La. / Jonesboro-Hodge HS) was named ASC East Division Freshman of the Year after averaging 2.5 steals per game, while Texas-Dallas junior forward Morgan Kilgore (Webster, Texas / Paris JC) took top newcomer honors after averaging 13.4 points per contest. Mississippi College senior guard Valeri Stewart (Starkville, Miss. / SHS) was voted ASC East Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year. First-year head coaches Kevin Baker of Texas-Tyler and Dustin Howard of East Texas Baptist shared coach of the year honors in the East after leading their squads to ASC tournament berths after both programs had not qualified the year prior.

 

Concordia Texas sophomore Domonique Liddell (Houston, Texas / Thurgood Marshall) was voted ASC West Division Defensive Player of the Year after blocking 32 shots, while teammate and fellow center DJ Vallier (Houston, Texas / Klein Oak HS) took freshman of the year honors after averaging 5.6 rebounds per game. Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore forward Taylor Tucker (College Station, Texas / Kilgore) was the West's top newcomer after averaging a league-high 11 rebounds per contest. Mary Hardin-Baylor senior post Brandi Dittert (Katy, Texas / Cinco Ranch HS) earned the title of ASC West Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year. Howard Payne's Josh Prock earned West coach of the year honors after guiding a division title.

 

 

2013 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

(Listed in order of voting point totals; # indicates tie in voting)

Natosha Gottlieb F Louisiana College Sr. Alexandria, La. (Bolton HS)

Tresta Donahoo PG Howard Payne Jr. Early, Texas (EHS)

Alexis Popelar F Hardin-Simmons Sr. Longview, Texas (Pine Tree HS)

Shaina Howard PG Louisiana College Sr. Scott, La. (LSU-Eunice)

Katie Korioth G Texas-Dallas Sr. New Braunfels, Texas (Temple College)

 

 

-ASC EAST DIVISION HONORS AND AWARDS-

(Listed in order of voting point totals; #, & indicates tie in voting)

 

ASC East Division Player of the Year: Natosha Gottlieb, F, Sr., Louisiana College

ASC East Division Defensive Player of the Year: Natosha Gottlieb, F, Sr., Louisiana College

ASC East Division Freshman of the Year: April Leonard, G, East Texas Baptist

ASC East Division Newcomer of the Year: Morgan Kilgore, F, Jr., Texas-Dallas

ASC East Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Valeri Stewart, G, Sr., Mississippi College

ASC East Division Co-Coaches of the Year:

Kevin Baker, Texas-Tyler; Dustin Howard, East Texas Baptist

 

ASC ALL- EAST DIVISION

First Team

Natasha Gottlieb F Louisiana College Sr. Alexandria, La. (Bolton HS)

Mary Slaughter C East Texas Baptist Sr. Homer, La. (Missouri-St. Louis)

Shaina Howard PG Louisiana College Sr. Scott, La. (LSU-Eunice)

Katie Korioth G Texas-Dallas Sr. New Braunfels, Texas (Temple College)

Ebony Williams F/P Mississippi College Sr. Calhoun City, Miss. (Itawamba CC)

 

Second Team

Brittany King P Texas-Tyler So. Mesquite, Texas (Cisco)

Morgan Kilgore F Texas-Dallas Jr. Webster, Texas (Paris JC)

Andrea Ashley F LeTourneau Jr. Kilgore, Texas (KHS)

She'Cara Humphrey P Texas-Tyler Jr. Pittsburg, Texas (Pittsburg HS)

Jordyn Ferrell G Ozarks Sr. West Fork, Ark. (John Brown)

 

Honorable Mention

Jo'Anna Davis# G Texas-Dallas So. Cushing, Texas (Cushing HS)

Chelsea Glasscock# PG Ozarks Sr. Prairie Grove, Ark. (PGHS)

Brandace Latin G East Texas Baptist Sr. Shreveport, La. (C.E. Byrd HS)

Teylor Seals G Texas-Tyler So. Houston, Texas (Blinn)

Kala Chenier G/F Louisiana College So. Bossier City, La. (Calvary Baptist)

Jessica Manas G LeTourneau Jr. Fort Worth, Texas (Haltom HS)

Skylar Chenevert & G Louisiana College So. Glenmora, La. (Plainview HS)

April Leonard& G East Texas Baptist Fr. Quitman, La. (Jonesboro-Hodge HS)

Traci Rodgers G Mississippi College Sr. Slayden, Miss. (Marshall Academy)

Amber Brown G Texas-Dallas So. Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)

Danai Woods G Texas-Tyler Jr. Lafayette, La. (La.-Lafayette)

 

ASC EAST DIVISION DEFENSIVE TEAM

Natasha Gottlieb F Louisiana College Sr. Alexandria, La. (Bolton HS)

Shaina Howard PG Louisiana College Sr. Scott, La. (LSU-Eunice)

Andrea Ashley F LeTourneau Jr. Kilgore, Texas (KHS)

Teylor Seals G Texas-Tyler So. Houston, Texas (Blinn)

Amber Brown# G Texas-Dallas So. Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)

Danai Woods# G Texas-Tyler Jr. Lafayette, La. (La.-Lafayette)

 

ASC EAST DIVISION FRESHMAN TEAM

April Leonard G East Texas Baptist Quitman, La. (Jonesboro-Hodge HS)

RaShelle Goldman F Ozarks Lincoln, Ark. (LHS)

Ashley Stephens G LeTourneau Houston, Texas (C.E. King HS)

Erica Carson C LeTourneau Overton, Texas (OHS)

Ashley Hipps G Ozarks Greenland, Ark. (GHS)

 

 

-ASC WEST DIVISION HONORS AND AWARDS-

(Listed in order of voting point totals; #, &, %, @, ^, + indicates tie in voting)

 

ASC West Division Player of the Year: Tresta Donahoo, PG, Jr., Howard Payne

ASC West Division Defensive Player of the Year: Domonique Liddell, C, So., Concordia Texas

ASC West Division Freshman of the Year: DJ Vallier, C, Fr., Concordia Texas

ASC West Division Newcomer of the Year: Taylor Tucker, F, So., Mary Hardin-Baylor

ASC West Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Brandi Dittert, F, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

ASC West Division Coach of the Year: Josh Prock, Howard Payne

 

ASC ALL-WEST DIVISION

First Team

Tresta Donahoo PG Howard Payne Jr. Early, Texas (EHS)

Alexis Popelar F Hardin-Simmons Sr. Longview, Texas (Pine Tree HS)

Taylor Tucker F Mary Hardin-Baylor So. College Station, Texas (Kilgore)

Brianna Smith# W Concordia Texas Sr. Carrollton, Texas (Christian Academy)

Dana Marrs# G Howard Payne Sr. LaGrange, Texas (Blinn JC)

 

Second Team

Katy Scott P Texas Lutheran Sr. LaGrange, Texas (Temple JC)

Dominique Liddell C Concordia Texas So. Houston, Texas (Thurgood Marshall)

Madi Hess PG Concordia Texas So. Cedar Park, Texas (CPHS)

Jovana Miles# F Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Luling, Texas (LHS)

Lindsey Peterson# F Schreiner So. San Antonio, Texas (Mac Arthur HS)

 

Honorable Mention

Danyel Bradley# G Howard Payne Fr. DeSoto, Texas (Bishop Lynch HS)

Coco Cartwright# PG Hardin-Simmons Sr. Shelbyville, Texas (Normangee HS)

Senae Dillard# F Howard Payne Sr. Cedar Hill, Texas (Jacksonville)

Asrelle Anderson& G Sul Ross State Jr. Austin, Texas (Clarendon)

DJ Vallier& C Concordia Texas Fr. Houston, Texas (Klein Oak HS)

Bailey Harris% PG Schreiner Jr. Early, Texas (EHS)

Jaclyn von der Heide% P Hardin-Simmons So. Hurst, Texas (Birdville HS)

Britani Gattis F Howard Payne Jr. Cisco, Texas (CHS)

Joanna Daniel@ PG Hardin-Simmons So. Martin's Mill, Texas (MMHS)

Kayla Scott@ G Howard Payne Sr. Azle, Texas (AHS)

Madison Kramr^ F Concordia Texas So. Austin, Texas (Cedar Park HS)

Taylor Rose^ G Hardin-Simmons Sr. Lewisville, Texas (LHS)

Italy Taylor^ W Texas Lutheran Sr. Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)

Chasmin Betters+ P Texas Lutheran Sr. Arlington, Texas (Martin HS)

Tyler Compton+ PG Concordia Texas Jr. Lafayette, La. (LSU-Eunice)

Nicole Murdock+ G Sul Ross State So. Wolffort, Texas (Frienship HS)

 

ASC WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE TEAM

Dominique Liddell C Concordia Texas So. Houston, Texas (Thurgood Marshall)

Senae Dillard# F Howard Payne Sr. Cedar Hill, Texas (Jacksonville)

Jovana Miles# F Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Luling, Texas (LHS)

Italy Taylor& W Texas Lutheran Sr. Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)

Taylor Tucker& F Mary Hardin-Baylor So. College Station, Texas (Kilgore)

 

ASC WEST DIVISION FRESHMAN TEAM

DJ Vallier C Concordia Texas Houston, Texas (Klein Oak HS)

Kelsie Jackson G Schreiner Corpus Christi, Texas (King HS)

Kourtney Beavers# PG/G Mary Hardin-Baylor Liberty Hill, Texas (LHHS)

Danyel Bradley# G Howard Payne DeSoto, Texas (Bishop Lynch HS)

Briona Chatman& W Concordia Texas Houston, Texas (Klein Oak HS)

Taylor Dydalewicz& G Texas Lutheran Dripping Spring, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

 

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Jordan Meisner

Sports Information Director - Louisiana College

Cell: 318-792-2311

Other: 225-978-1293

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