Lenox caps of illustrious Tornados career with All-SAC First Team honors

Finishes tops in the SAC with 20.5 points per game

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Brevard College senior forward Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) was named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team, it was announced by league officials Thursday morning as part of the 2016-17 SAC basketball awards.

"Madison is a hardworking, humble and a down to earth person,” said head women’s basketball coach Donald Hudson. “She deserves all the success that will come her way. The things that she has accomplished during her career didn't happen overnight. It's a result of setting goals and doing what it takes to achieve them. She's very determined to be successful and she will not let anything stand in her way. It's been an honor to watch her grow and mature over the last four years. Madison definitely embodies all the characteristics that our program will be built upon."

Lenox is coming off her most dominant year as a member of the Tornados, as the senior finished tops in the conference with 20.5 points per game, a mark that ranks 14th in the nation. The Raleigh native also collected 9.3 rebounds per game, fourth best in the league. While her tallies of 1.9 blocks and 2.9 steals rank fourth and second, respectively in the SAC. Additionally, Lenox played an impressive 35.0 minutes per game, tied for fourth in the conference, while her mark of 3.1 assists finished top-10.

Lenox’s senior season will go down as one for the ages, as the forward turned in the most dynamic season Brevard College has seen in a long time. As the senior finished with 532 points, tops in school history, while her 20.5 scoring average also ranks at the top. Additionally, Lenox pulled down a school best 243 rebounds, dished out 81 assists, fourth best in school history, while her 50 blocks tied Lacy Singletary for tops all-time. Lenox also stole an impressive 75 passes for third all-time in school history.

The Raleigh native will graduate from Brevard this spring as the all-time leading scoring in school history with 1697 points and minutes played with 3279, giving the Raleigh native a career 16.3 scoring average with a school best 637 made field goals in her time with the blue and white. In addition to Lenox’s offensive prowess the senior will also leave as the all-time leading rebounder with 646, while her 248 assists, 126 blocks shots and 229 steals are all marks that rank second all-time.

2016-17 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Conference

First Team
Megan Pittman, Lincoln Memorial
Terri Rogers, Catawba
Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
Bri Johnson, Catawba
Marta Miscenko, Wingate
Madison Lenox, Brevard

Second Team
Danasia Witherspoon, Wingate
Shea Coker, Lincoln Memorial
Meg Essex, Newberry
Heather Jankowy, Anderson
Kailyn Brooks, Carson-Newman
Nicola Handreck, Newberry

Honorable Mention
Josey Harding, Lincoln Memorial
Jasmine Franklin, Anderson
Kasey Johnson, Tusculum
Paige Chavis, Mars Hill
Serena Brown, Catawba
Chelsey Romero, Lenoir-Rhyne

Alexy Mollenhauer, Anderson
Madison Baggett, Anderson
Sydney Duggins, Lincoln Memorial
Madison Hallman, Catawba
Aliyah Farmer, Mars Hill

Player of the Year
Megan Pittman, Lincoln Memorial

Freshman of the Year
Alexy Mollenhauer, Anderson

Coach of the Year
Krystal Evans, Lincoln Memorial

Statistical Champions
Points Per Game – Madison Lenox, Brevard, 20.0
Three Pointers Per Game – Kailyn Brooks, Carson-Newman, 2.78
Rebounds Per Game – Josey Harding, Lincoln Memorial, 10.5
Blocked Shots Per Game – Meg Essex, Newberry, 2.83
Field Goal Percentage – Iresha Cooper, Coker, 55.0
Assists Per Game – Serena Brown, Catawba, 5.5
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio – Kailyn Brooks, Carson-Newman, 2.12
Steals Per Game – Benedicta Makakala, Tusculum, 3.26
Three Point Field Goal Percentage – Bri Johnson, Catawba, 45.6
Free Throw Percentage – Bri Johnson, Catawba, 86.0
Team Scoring Offense – Carson-Newman, 80.5
Team Steals – Carson-Newman, 262
Team Field Goal Percentage – Wingate, 44.9
Team FG Percentage Defense – Anderson, 35.8
Team Assists – Carson-Newman, 490
Team Rebounding – Lincoln Memorial, 1,216
Team Blocked Shots – Lenoir-Rhyne, 122
Team Three Point FG Percentage – Lincoln Memorial, 39.5
Team Scoring Defense – Lenoir-Rhyne, 55.4
Team Free Throw Percentage – Lincoln Memorial, 73.6
Team Assist-to-Turnover Ratio – Carson-Newman, 1.29

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