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Hill tabbed to All-Louisiana team

GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill added another postseason accolade to her already impressive resume on Friday as she was named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) All-Louisiana Women’s Basketball First Team.

Hill, who was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last month, led the Lady Tigers to a 16-16 overall record, which included wins over Indiana (NCAA Division I Tournament team) and Loyola Marymount.

The Little Rock, Ark. native, who earned BOXTOROW National Player of the Year honors earlier this week, led the SWAC in scoring (18.9 ppg.), assists (6.3 apg.) and steals (4.6 spg) and was the only player in the top 10 in the conference in scoring, rebounding (second at 7.6 rpg), assists, steals and field-goal percentage. She made national headlines in early February with her second-career quadruple-double as she poured in 21 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, dished out 13 assists and recorded 10 steals in a 77-57 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Hill, who surpassed the 2,000-point plateau against Alabama State, is the only player in NCAA Division I history to ever record two quadruple-doubles. Her 146 steals this season was second in the nation and made her the all-time leader in steals in SWAC history.

Hill is joined on the first team by was Cassidy Barrios (Nicholls), Kierra Anthony (Louisiana Tech), Ayana Mitchell (LSU) and Danyale Bayonne (LSU-Alexandria).

Krystal Freeman (Tulane), Jas Hill (Xavier), Monette Bolden (Bossier Parrish CC), Alyssa Washington (Dillard) and Kelsey Thaxton (LSU-Alexandria) rounded out the second team.

Khayla Pointer (LSU), Shania Woods (New Orleans), Kaila Anthony (Loyola), Arusla Clark (Louisiana-Monroe) and Brandi Williams (Louisiana) were named to the third team.

Kayla Watson (Baton Rouge CC), Ty’Reona Doucet (Louisiana), Celica Sterling (Southeastern Louisiana) and Megan Worry were tabbed honorable mention.

Cassidy Barrios (Nicholls) was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. Kelsey Thaxton (LSU-Alexandria) was named the freshman of the year and Jas Hill (Xavier) earned newcomer of the year. Bo Browder (Xavier) was selected the LSWA Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

Hill Career Accomplishments (2015-2019)

> 12 SWAC Player of the Week Awards

> 5 College Sports Madness SWAC Player of the Week Awards

> 3 All-SWAC First-Team Selections

> 3 SWAC All-Tournament Team Honors

> 3 BOXTOROW All-American Honors

> 2 BOXTOROW National Player of the Year Awards

> 2 SWAC Preseason Player of the Year Selections

> 2 Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association First-Team All-Louisiana

> 1 SWAC Player of the Year Award

> 1 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year Award

> 1 SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Selection

> 1 SWAC Tournament MVP

> 1 United States Sports Academy Player of the Month

> 1 ESPN The Undefeated HBCU Player of the Year

Hill By The Numbers (2015-2019)

> 2,073 Career Points (ranks third all-time in GSU record book)

> 934 Career Rebounds (ranks second all-time in GSU record book)

> 623 assists (ranks first and holds the GSU record)

> 493 steals (ranks first and holds the GSU and SWAC record)

> 32 double-doubles

> 4 triple doubles

> 2 quadruple-doubles (holds NCAA Division I record … men and women)

Hill Career Highs (2015-2019)

> 35 points at Alabama A&M (3/1/18)

> 16 rebounds vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/2/19)

> 13 assists vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/2/19)

> 11 steals at Alcorn State (2/11/19)

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