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
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