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Hammon Named Honorable Mention WBCA All-American

ATLANTA, Ga. – Sophomore guard Jasmine Hammon of the University of Alabama in Huntsville women's basketball team has been named Honorable Mention on the 2012 WBCA Division II Coaches' All-America Team, as announced Tuesday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. It is the second straight season Hammon has been tabbed with the honor.

 

Hammon, the only individual in UAH women's basketball history to receive the accolade, is joined by two other student-athletes from the Gulf South Conference on the team. Delta State's Veronica Walker was named to the All-America team, while Valdosta State's Brittany Ferguson also earned Honorable Mention honors.

 

A native of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and graduate of Muscle Shoals High School, Hammon averaged a team-high 17.2 points per game this year en route to becoming just the fifth player in UAH women's basketball history to reach 1,000 career points with 1,003 points as just a sophomore. She also pulled down 7.3 rebounds per game this season, tallied 73 steals and 20 blocked shots, all while connecting on the most free throws in a single season in program history with 155 successful attempts from the charity stripe.

 

In addition, she tallied nine double-doubles and connected on 38.3 percent of her field goal attempts, 71.4 percent of her free throw attempts and 32.7 percent of her three-point attempts. She was also named All-GSC First Team for the second straight year, and was named to the GSC All-Tournament Team.

 

Hammon is a key member of a UAH squad that finished the year with an overall record of 23-7, 11-3 GSC record, 12-1 mark at home, reached the GSC Championship game and made the program's first appearance in the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament. The 23 wins are the second-most in program history, and the most wins in the Lady Chargers' Division II era.

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