Three UL Players Named To All-Louisiana Women’s Basketball Team
UL junior guard Keke Veal
Three members of Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns were named to the All-Louisiana Women's Basketball team, announced on Monday.
Junior guard Keke Veal was tabbed a third-team selection, while junior guard Kia Wilridge and sophomore guard Jaylyn Gordon received honorable mention honors.
A native of Opelousas, Veal was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference team last month, after leading Louisiana in scoring (14.9 ppg.) and assists (3.3), while finishing second in steals (2.3).
A produce of St. Thomas More High School, Veal was named to the all-tournament team at the Sun Belt Conference Championships, before being named the Most Valuable Player at the Women's Basketball Invitational.
Wilridge, a junior from Crowley, averaged 12.3 points per game and finished tied for the team-lead with 4.5 rebounds per game, while leading the Sun Belt Conference and finishing 22nd nationally with 2.9 steals per game.
Another product of St. Thomas More, Wilridge earned third-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors this season and was named to the WBI All-Tournament team.
Gordon, a sophomore from Edgard, finished second on the team in scoring with a 13.4 average while leading the team in free throw percentage (.771) and 3-pointers made (2.1).
A graduate of West St. John High School, Gordon earned WBI All-Tournament honors.
The Cajuns finished 23-12 this season, and won the Women's Basketball Invitational, capturing the first four postseason wins in program history.
The complete All-Louisiana Women's Basketball team is below:
LSWA ALL-LOUISIANA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
(Players listed on each team alphabetically)
Danielle Ballard, LSU
Allison Baggett, McNeese
Whitney Frazier, Louisiana Tech
Kourtney Pennywell, LSU-Shreveport
Janelle Perez, Northwestern State
Sharnice Brooks, ULM
Kendra Coleman, Southern
Raigyne Moncrief, LSU
Jenny Nash, Nicholls
Janeicia Neely, Loyola
Randi Brown, UNO
Whitney Gathright, Xavier
Kolby Morgan, Tulane
Kelia Shelton, Louisiana Tech
Keke Veal, Louisiana
Danielle Blagg, Tulane
Jalyn Johnson, McNeese St.
Jaylin Gordon, Louisiana
Kia Wilridge, Louisiana
PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- Danielle Ballard, LSU
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- Kolby Morgan, Tulane
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR -- Brandi Wingate, Louisiana Tech
COACH OF THE YEAR -- DoBee Plaisance, Nicholls