Okafor named to All-OVC first team
Friday, March 5, 2010

Nashville --- Lady Tiger basketball senior Oby Okafor was named to the 2010 All-OVC first team.

Oby Okafor led the OVC in offensive rebounding (4.6) while ranking fourth in scoring with 14.5 ppg. She finished the season ranked fifth in the league in overall rebounding and sixth field goal percentage.

With a total of 1,622 points, Okafor is ranked third on TSU's All-Time career scorers list and is first among the OVC's active career scoring leaders. She is also ranked in career rebounds and steals at TSU.

This season, she scored in double-digits in all except four games and has tallied 32 double-doubles in her career. She has a career average of 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds.

A native of Rolla, Missouri, Oby will continue pursuing her master's degree in psychology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-10 ALL-OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS

(voted on by the league's head basketball coaches and sports information directors)

FIRST TEAM

NAME, SCHOOL                                   POS.    HT.       CL.       HOMETOWN

Chynna Bozeman, Morehead State*        G          5'10      Jr.         Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Ta'Kenya Nixon, Eastern Illinois              G          5'8        Fr.        Michigan City, Ind.

Ashley Herring, Austin Peay                   G/F       5'9        Jr.         Memphis, Tenn.

Tacarra Hayes, Tennessee Tech             G          5'7        So.       Lebanon, Ky.

Oby Okafor, Tennessee State                 F          5'9        Sr.        Rolla, Mo.

SECOND TEAM

NAME, SCHOOL                                   POS.    HT.       CL.       HOMETOWN

Maggie Kloak, Eastern Illinois                 F          6'1        Sr.        Elmwood Park, Ill.

Alex Jones, Eastern Kentucky                F/C       6'0        Fr.        Elizabethtown, Ky.

Nicole Jamen, Austin Peay                     F          5'11      Sr.        Yaounde', Cameroon

Dominique Sims, Eastern Illinois             G          5'10      Sr.        Wichita Falls, Texas

Kayla Vance, Murray State                     G          5'9        Sr.        West Paducah, Ky.

ALL-NEWCOMER

NAME, SCHOOL                                   POS.    HT.       CL.       HOMETOWN

Ta'Kenya Nixon, Eastern Illinois              G          5'7        So.       Lebanon, Ky.

Alex Jones, Eastern Kentucky                F/C       6'0        Fr.        Elizabethtown, Ky.

Kellie Cook, Tennessee Tech                  G          511       Fr.        Madison, Ala.

Alecia Weatherly, UT Martin                   F          5'11      Jr.         Lobelville, Tenn.

LaBrica Ward, UT Martin                        F          5'9        Fr.        Union City, Tenn.

OVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chynna Bozeman, Morehead State

OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Ta'Kenya Nixon, Eastern Illinois

OVC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ta'Kenya Nixon, Eastern Illinois

OVC COACH OF THE YEAR: Kevin McMillan, UT Martin

* - 2008-09 First Team All-OVC