Spartans Place Two on All-SSC Team

Spartans Place Two on All-SSC Team

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Florida Southern College, Sunshine State Conference regular-season champion, boasts five All-SSC awards including Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. In all, 16 women's basketball student-athletes earn All-SSC recognition following the 2017-18 season.

Anja Fuchs-Robetin of Florida Southern is named SSC Player of the Year. The junior from Vienna, Austria helped lead the Moccasins to a 22-4 overall record in 2017-18 by averaging 18.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Fuchs-Robetin, a 6-1 forward, is Top-3 in SSC scoring (467), rebounds (250), field goal percentage (.537), free throw percentage (.825), blocks (34), and minutes played per game (34.0). She becomes the sixth Moccasin to be named Player of the Year and the first since 20121.

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Florida Southern's Betsy Harris has been recognized by her peers as Coach of the Year for the second time in her career2. Harris piloted the Moccasins to the program's 13th SSC regular season championship following a 17-3 record in league play3. Under Harris, the Florida Southern Moccasins led the league in scoring margin (14.4), points per game (74.3), and turnover margin (7.45)4.

Kacie Juday of Eckerd College is named Defensive Player of the Year following a season in which she guided a Tritons defense that allowed just 59.3 points per game and caused 16.0 turnovers a game.  The 5-9 senior guard led Eckerd in rebounds (228), minutes per game (31.7), and steals (46). The Tipton, Indiana native is the first Triton to receive the award.

Nicole Tucker becomes Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's first basketball student-athlete to win an SSC individual award. Tucker, a 5-9 guard from Marshall, Michigan, is awarded Newcomer of the Year and Freshman of the Year accolades by conference coaches. Tucker started all 27 games for the Eagles and led her team in minutes per game (30.4) and rebounds per game (6.1), while also finishing second in field-goal percentage (.481) and third in points per game (10.7).

Fuchs-Robetin, Juday, Camille Giardina (Florida Southern), Kiara Palmer (Barry University), and Tara Fields (Embry-Riddle) make up the All-SSC First Team. Juday and Giardina both repeat as First Team members from last year. Camille earned a spot on the Newcomer Team and was Freshman of the Year in 2015-16. Fuchs-Robetin moves to the First Team after Second Team accolades last season, while Palmer improved to First Team from the Newcomer Team last season. Jensen Blassage (Florida Southern) and Karma Jeremie (University of Tampa) are awarded Second Team honors for the second time in their careers. Alison Hughes (Nova Southeastern University) and Staja Tyghter (Tampa) both earn Second Team and Newcomer Team honors.

Staja Tyghter lands a spot on the second team after leading the Spartans all season in points per game with 12.4 and shooting 47.3 percent from the field. She recorded 193 rebounds on the season as well as 53 assists, 33 steals, and 10 blocks. Tyghter also tallied six double-doubles on the season.

Karma Jeremie earns a spot on the second team for the second season in a row. Jeremie was the second leading point scorer for the Spartans after averaging 10.8 points per game. She recorded a 50.7 field goal percentage and led the team in rebounds with 200 and assists with 92. Jeremie tallied five double-doubles on the season. 

Player of the Year = Anja Fuchs-Robetin, Florida Southern
Defensive Player of the Year = Kacie Juday, Eckerd
Newcomer of the Year = Nicole Tucker, Embry-Riddle
Freshman of the Year = Nicole Tucker, Embry-Riddle
Coach of the Year = Betsy Harris, Florida Southern

 2017-18 ALL-SSC Women's Basketåball Honors

 

ALL-SSC First Team

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

F

Anja Fuchs-Robetin^

Florida Southern

Jr.

Vienna, Austria

G

Camille Giardina*+%

Florida Southern

Jr.

Sarasota, Florida

G/F

Kacie Juday*

Eckerd

Sr.

Tipton, Indiana

C

Kiara Palmer#

Barry

Sr.

Miami, Florida

F

Tara Fields

Embry-Riddle

Sr.

Winter Park, Florida

ALL-SSC Second Team

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

G

Jensen Blessage~

Florida Southern

Sr.

Cherry Valley, Illinois

G

Lauren Ellenberger

Embry-Riddle

Jr.

Granger, Indiana

G

Staja Tyghter

Tampa

Jr.

Orlando, Florida

F

Karma Jeremie^

Tampa

Sr.

Orlando, Florida

G

Alison Hughes

Nova Southeastern

Jr.

Janesville, Wisconsin

Honorable Mention

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

G

Hannah Grimm

Palm Beach Atlantic

Sr.

Apple Valley, Minnesota

ALL-SSC Newcomer Team

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

F

Nicole Tucker

Embry-Riddle

Fr.

Marshall, Michigan

G

Staja Tyghter

Tampa

Jr.

Orlando, Florida

F

Zoe Richards

Eckerd

So.

Dunedin, New Zealand

G

Alison Hughes

Nova Southeastern

Jr.

Janesville, Wisconsin

G

Yarden Danan

Eckerd

Jr.

Rehovot, Israel

 

* = 2016-17 First Team

^ = 2016-17 Second Team

# = 2016-17 Newcomer Team

 

~ = 2015-16 Second Team

+ = 2015-16 Newcomer Team

% = 2015-16 Freshman of the Year

 

 

 

1Michaela Hawley (2012), Emma Cannon (2011), Lucresia West (2004 & 2005), Tarra Blackwell (1998), Kelly Charron (1995)
2Harris' first Coach of the Year award came in 2015-16
3FSC is now tied with Rollins College for the most regular season titles in SSC women's basketball history
4Conference only numbers