February 22, 2013

CIAA All-Rookie Teams and Rookies of the Year Announced

HAMPTON, VA – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Sports Information Directors Association have selected the 2013 All-Rookie Team.  The Saint Augustine’s University Lady Falcons’ Regime McCombs and the Chowan Hawks’ Kortez Smith highlight the squads as their respective Women’s and Men’s Rookie of the Year.
 
McCombs, a 5-6 guard from Greenville, SC, has played in 23 games and averages 11.1 points per game. Her range from beyond the arc has contributed to five Rookie of the Week honors; the most of any freshmen this season. She ranks 21st amongst Division II in three-point field goals made per game and ranks tied for third in the CIAA in three-point shooting percentage. Regime has scored in double figures 12 times and scored 20 or more points four times. She has a career high 29 points against Livingstone.
 
Kortez Smith, a 5-7 guard from Waldorf, MD, has been named CIAA Rookie of the Week five times. In 23 games played, Smith has scored 214 points (9.3 average); the most amongst conference freshmen. He has a total of 42 rebounds along with 74 assists and 19 steals.  Smith has netted a career high 30 points in the Hawks double-overtime loss to Elizabeth City State.
 
Saint Augustine’s has secured four of the five spots on the Wwomen’s All-Rookie Team. Porscha Walton (Chesterfield, VA), Jeanne-Marie Wilson (Temple Hills, MD), and Terri Jacobs (McDonough, GA) join McCombs on the list of honorees. Zephrah Pam (Syracuse, NY) will represent Lincoln (PA) on the squad.
 
Elizabeth City State’s Dominique Byrd (Fuquay-Varina, NC) and Miykael Faulcon (Durham, NC) will take up two spots on the men’s All-Rookie Team. They will also be joined by Joshua Linson (San Antonio, TX) of Johnson C. Smith and Miche-Ofik Nzege (Geneva, Switzerland) of Winston-Salem State.
 
The CIAA will formally recognize all of its honorees at the Men’s and Women’s Tip-Off Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Monday, February 25th at the Charlotte Convention Center at 12 noon. The media are welcome to attend this invitation only celebration.
 
2013 CIAA Women’s All-Rookie Team

Name School Position Ht. Hometown
Regime McCombs SAU Guard 5-6 Greenville, SC
Porscha Walton SAU Guard 5-6 Chesterfield, VA
Zephrah Pam LUP Center 5-11 Syracuse, NY
Jeanne-Marie Wilson SAU Guard 5-8 Temple Hills, MD
Terri Jacobs SAU Forward 6-1 McDonough, GA

Women’s Rookie of the Year
Regime McCombs, Saint Augustine’s University

2013 CIAA Men's All-Rookie Team

Name School Position Ht. Wt. Hometown
Kortez Smith CU Guard 5-7 140 Waldorf, MD
Michel-Ofik Nzege WSSU Forward 6-8 215 Geneva, Switzerland
Joshua Linson JCSU Guard 6-2 165 San Antonio, TX
Miykael Faulcon ECSU Guard 6-4 180 Durham, NC
Dominique Byrd ECSU Forward 6-6 195 Fuquay-Varina, NC

Men's CIAA Rookie of the Year
Kortez Smith, Chowan

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