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Green Tabbed VaSID Rookie of the Year

April 19, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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2017 VaSID Rookie of the Year Keyen Green

2017 VaSID Rookie of the Year Keyen Green

Liberty post player Keyen Green added to her long list of accolades on Wednesday, as she was voted the 2016-17 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Green becomes the Lady Flames' fourth VaSID Rookie of the Year all-time, joining Avery Warley (2008-09), Devon Brown (2009-10) and Reagan Miller (2011-12).

Green was previously honored as Big South Freshman of the Year, while earning spots on the second team All-Big South roster and the Big South All-Freshman Team. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Green became the first player in conference history to win eight Big South Freshman of the Week honors (Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27).

An all-tournament team performer at the Navy Classic and Cavalier Classic, Green led all Big South players in field goal percentage (.598), offensive rebounds (3.6 rpg) and double-doubles (9). She also ranked second in rebounding (8.1 rpg), fourth in blocked shots (1.0 bpg), sixth in defensive rebounds (4.5 rpg) and 10th in scoring (12.3 ppg).

Green ranked No. 5 nationally among freshmen for rebounding on the season, and her 244 boards were the fifth most by a freshman in program history.

Other major award winners included Old Dominion's Jennie Simms (VaSID Player of the Year) and William & Mary Head Coach Ed Swanson (VaSID Coach of the Year).       

2016-17 VaSID University Division All-State Women's Basketball Team
VaSID Player of the Year – Jennie Simms, Old Dominion
VaSID Coach of the Year – Ed Swanson, William & Mary
VaSID Rookie of the Year – Keyen Green, Liberty

First Team
Jennie Simms, Old Dominion
Precious Hall, James Madison
Chanette Hicks, Virginia Tech
Destinee Walker, Radford
Regan Magarity, Virginia Tech

Second Team
Kara Wright, George Mason
Kayla Roberts, Norfolk State
Marlena Tremba, William & Mary
Janelle Hubbard, Richmond
Destinee Young, Old Dominion