WBB Hosts 2017-18 Team Banquet

WBB Hosts 2017-18 Team Banquet

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team held its 2017-18 team banquet Thursday evening at the Newman Alumni Center.

Players, coaches, support staff, managers, practice players and faithful fans were on hand to celebrate yet another superb campaign under the direction of 13th-year head coach Katie Meier.

Miami posted its eighth 20-win season in the past nine years, finishing 21-11 (10-6 ACC), earned a ninth straight postseason berth and made the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in eight campaigns.

The Hurricanes’ four-player senior class was honored and eight awards were distributed to six different players.

Laura Cornelius, a junior guard from Groningen, Netherlands, received the team’s Academic Award for the second time in three seasons.

Keyanna Harris, a senior forward who hails from Riviera Beach, Fla., picked up Miami’s Strongest Player award.

Endia Banks, a freshman guard out of Duluth, Ga., garnered the Assists Leader award after finishing with a team-best 87.

Shaneese Bailey, a redshirt senior guard/forward, won the Defensive Lockdown Award, a new honor given out this season.

Kelsey Marshall, a freshman guard from nearby Davie, Fla., received the Hurricanes’ Most Improved Player distinction.

Second Team All-ACC pick Erykah Davenport, a senior forward/center out of Decatur, Ga., tallied three honors on the night. First, she earned the Windex Award for logging a team-high 267 rebounds and then she was named the Most Intense Player.

Lastly, Davenport, who set the program single-season record with a 54.9 field goal percentage, garnered the Most Valuable Player award.

Miami is set to return seven letter winners from this year’s team in 2018-19, as well as three other players who missed the season due to injury and a fourth who did not compete in accordance with transfer rules.

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Academic Award: Laura Cornelius
Strongest Player: Keyanna Harris
Assists Leader: Endia Banks
Windex Award: Erykah Davenport
Defensive Lockdown Award: Shaneese Bailey
Most Improved Player: Kelsey Marshall
Most Intense Player: Erykah Davenport
Most Valuable Player: Erykah Davenport