Yorisha Bryant named D3hoops.com Second-Team All-Region

Yorisha Bryant (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Yorisha Bryant (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After an impressive debut season with the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team, senior Yorisha Bryant was voted D3hoops.com Second-Team All-Region, it was announced today.

Bryant, a forward from Los Angeles, Calif., was voted Southern Athletic Association Newcomer of the Year and First-Team All-Conference this season. She led the SAA in scoring (16.3 points per game), blocks (46), and total rebounds (277). Bryant also ranked second in rebounds per game (9.6) and field goal percentage (.502).

Bryant and the Panthers had the best season in program history, going 25-4 for the best record and first 20-win season in the program's 16-year history. BSC won a share of the regular season conference title, and then won the SAA tournament, earning the program's first post-season berth, where they defeated Lynchburg in the first round, 56-50.