Women's Basketball guards Brianna McQueen and Miranda Crockett named All-OVC

Mar 1, 2017

Brianna McQueen and Miranda Crockett.
Credit Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State women's basketball guards Brianna McQueen and Miranda Crockett were named 2016-17 All-Ohio Valley Conference performers after leading the Eagles to a 21-8 (11-5 OVC) record in the regular season.

McQueen is one of 10 players from around the conference named First Team All-OVC, validating her Preseason All-OVC selection last fall. The 5-foot-4 redshirt-senior led the team in scoring with 13.7 points per game, shooting a team-best 83.1 percent from the free throw line - the fourth best mark in the OVC. Her overall scoring average ranked 10th in the conference, while her 3.6 assists per game ranked No. 11.

"Brianna has played her best basketball down the final stretch of the season," said head coach Greg Todd. "Her maturity has come a long way on the court, and she has done a very good job of reading the game. She's very deserving, and one of the most athletic players in the league."

Crockett was one of four Eagles with a double-digit scoring average at the end of the regular season, posting 11.1 points per game. She connected on a team-high 49.4 percent of her attempts, while recording a team-high 49 steals on the defensive end. Her overall steal total ranked sixth in the OVC, while her field goal percentage came in at No. 7.

"Miranda is one of the top sophomores in the conference," Todd said. "She has a very high field goal percentage, and rebounds hard. Her defense has come a long way from last year. I'm very blessed to have her for two more years."

With 302 points over 22 games in 2016-17, McQueen reached the 1,000-point plateau for her collegiate career this season. Thanks to 321 points in 29 games, Crockett surpassed the 500-point mark on her two-year career.

The Eagles were predicted to finish No. 11 in the OVC in a preseason poll last October, but ended the year with the second best record in the conference. Morehead State will take on No. 7 seed Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the OVC Tournament on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.