UL junior guard Keke Veal


Junior guards Keke Veal and Kia Wilridge, two members of Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun women's basketball team were each named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Basketball Team, which was released on Tuesday.

The duo was both named to the third team, after helping the Cajuns to an overall record of 18-11, their best mark since the 2005-2006 season.

Veal, a 5-foot-6 native of Opelousas, averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals for Louisiana this season, while Wilridge, a 5-foot-5 native of Crowley, ­averaged 12.3 points, along with a team-high 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 3.0 steals per contest.

Louisiana, the No. 6 seed in the 2015 Sun Belt Conference Tournament, will face third-seeded Troy on Wednesday in a 7:30 p.m. contest at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena.2

The complete All-Conference team is below:

2015 Sun Belt All-Conference Teams
First Team All-Sun Belt Conference

Taylor Gault (UALR, Senior, Guard)
Maryah Sydnor (Appalachian State, Senior, Forward)
Aundrea Gamble (Arkansas State, RS-Junior, Guard)
Ronita Garrett (Troy, Senior, Forward)
Ashley Beverly-Kelley (Troy, Junior, Guard)

Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference
Ka'Nesheia Cobbins (UALR, Senior, Guard)
Alexius Dawn (UALR, Junior, Guard)
Sharnice Brooks (UL Monroe, Senior, Center)
Rebekah Van Dijk (UT Arlington, Freshman, Center)
Erin Peoples (Texas State, Junior, Guard)

Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference
Khadija Brown-Haywood (Arkansas State, Junior, Forward)
Jasmine Hunt (Arkansas State, Senior, Forward)  Keke Veal (Louisiana, Junior, Guard)
Kia Wilridge (Louisiana, Junior, Guard)
Breanna Hall (South Alabama, Senior, Guard)

2015 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year
Aundrea Gamble, Arkansas State

2015 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year
Ka'Nesheia Cobbins, UALR

2015 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year
Rebekah Van Dijk, UT Arlington

2015 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year
Joe Foley, UALR