PINEVILLE, La. (LC Athletics) - Following the conclusion of the American Southwest Conference tournament over the weekend, the conference office has released its annual all-division and all-conference awards. Louisiana College's Jayla Landrum was named the East Division Freshman of the Year and senior Kourtney McGhee picked up the fourth all-division honor of her career, highlighting the Wildcat honorees.
Jayla Landrum is the sixth Wildcat freshman, and first since Rometta Lombard in 2016, to receive the East Division individual honor of Freshman of the Yeah since LC joined the conference in 2000, the most by one school in the division. She joins the likes of LC Hall of Fame members Patrece Carter and Tillisha Givens to win the award. On the year Landrum made 22 starts and played in all 25 games on the year averaging 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds, tops on the team. She scored a season high 22 points in the win at Howard Payne and had her best game of the year last weekend with her first double-double, 21 points and 13 rebounds, in the conference tournament against Mary Hardin-Baylor. Landrum also got a nod in the division with an East Division Honorable Mention and All-Freshman team selection.
Kourtney McGhee was the only player this season in the ASC to earn her fourth all-division selection, being selected to the East second team. She became the most recent member of the Louisiana College 1,000-point club this season finishing the year with her best statistical season. She led the team in scoring all year at 14.3 points per game, adding 5.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per outing. She scored in double figures in all but four games this season, recording three double-doubles and a season best 26-point outing against Hendrix College.
Joining Landrum with an East Honorable Mention are seniors Janae Smith and RyDeja McQuarn, the first all-division honor for both players. Smith averaged 11.3 points per game this year, second on the team, with 4.2 rebounds, one of three players on the team with more than 200 points and 100 rebounds this year. McQuarn averaged 9.0 points this season and 3.8 rebounds, turning in a career best in rebounding and assists this season.
The Lady Wildcats finished the season at 11-14 overall and 7-9 in conference, earning another trip to the conference tournament in Head Coach Matt LeBato's first season.