Olsen Newcomer of the Year, Ricks Coach of the Year

Olsen Newcomer of the Year, Ricks Coach of the Year

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern women's basketball saw four Panthers recognized on Southern Athletic Association All-Conference teams headlined by SAA Newcomer of the Year Emilee Olsen (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter HS).  Head Coach Mike Ricks was named coach of the year for leading the panthers to their second consecutive SAA regular season title.


Olsen was the only Panther on first team.  She led the team in points and rebounds during the regular season.  Camillia Carter (Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown HS) earned second team honors for her play on the court this season.  She was the second leading scorer and led the team in free throws and steals.


Jameice Holmes (Nashville, Tenn./University School of Nashville) and Laura Van Peursem (Huntsville, Ala./Randolph HS) were named to the honorable mention team.  Holmes finished third in scoring on the team while averaging a team-best 32.3 minutes per game.  She tied with Carter for a team-high 32 steals and was second in assists.