Women's Basketball's Kat Sungy Named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun

March 11, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU senior forward Kat Sungy was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Second Team, as voted on by the league's coaches and announced by the league office Tuesday. Sungy was 10th in the league in scoring with 13.3 points per game and was second in rebounding with 10.0 per contest, which also ranks 21st nationally. She is one of only two Dolphins to earn all-conference honors in the short four-year history of the program and the first to earn all-conference honors twice.

The 6-foot-1 native of Arvada, Colo., finished her career as the Dolphins' all-time leader in points (1,183), scoring average (10.8 ppg), rebounds (956), assists (187), steals (115), field goal percentage (.536), double-doubles (33) games played (110) and games started (108). Sungy became the first player in JU history to score 1,000 points for her career, accomplishing the feat on Jan. 13 at Savannah State. She also started the last 108 games consecutively, a feat never accomplished in the history of JU basketball, including the men's program.

Sungy, who earned A-Sun All-Conference First Team honors as a sophomore and led the league in rebounding and double-doubles her sophomore and junior seasons, was named A-Sun Player of the Week twice (Dec. 9 and Feb. 3) this year and was featured in the "Faces of the Crowd" section of this week's issue (March 10) of Sports Illustrated. She scored a career-high 25 points against Campbell on Feb. 1 and holds the JU single-game record with 19 rebounds against Savannah State on Dec. 19, 2001.

A-Sun Player of the Year Shanika Freeman of Jacksonville State headed up the first team along with Belmont's Natalie Brown, Troy State's Chaquita Alexander and Thea Herring, and Georgia State's Evita Rogers. Joining Sungy on the second team were Stetson's Kristy Brown, Georgia State's Angelina Miller, UCF's Erin Paige and Florida Atlantic's Tamica Pierce. A-Sun Freshman of the Year Joslyn Giles was joined on the A-Sun All-Freshman Team by Gardner-Webb's Shameka Smith, Campbell's Jennifer Lodge, UCF's Shayla Smith and Florida Atlantic's Shontavia Williams. UCF's Gail Striegler was named A-Sun Coach of the Year after leading the Golden Knights to the regular-season championship.

2003 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams

First Team 
Shanika Freeman Jacksonville State
Natalie Brown Belmont
Thea Herring Troy State
Evita Rogers Georgia State
Chaquita Alexander Troy State

Second Team
Kristy Brown Stetson
Angelina Miller Georgia State
Erin Paige UCF
Tamica Pierce Florida Atlantic
Kat Sungy Jacksonville

Joslyn Giles Stetson
Jennifer Lodge Campbell
Shameka Smith Gardner-Webb
Shayla Smith UCF
Shontavia Williams Florida Atlantic

Player of the Year: Shanika Freeman, Jacksonville State

Freshman of the Year: Joslyn Giles, Stetson

Coach of the Year: Gail Striegler, UCF