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Lefty Webster (left) and Ny Hammonds (right) were named to the postseason All-Conference USA teams as Charlotte representatives for 2013-14
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Lefty Webster (left) and Ny Hammonds (right) were named to the postseason All-Conference USA teams as Charlotte representatives for 2013-14
Hammonds, Webster earn C-USA postseason awards
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 03/09/2014
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IRVING, Texas – After leading the Charlotte 49ers to a 15-14 overall and 9-7 Conference USA record, senior Ny Hammonds and freshman Lefty Webster were honored by the league office with the announcement of its postseason awards Sunday morning. Hammonds was picked to the league’s All-Conference USA Second Team, while Webster was tabbed to the All-Freshman Team.

Hammonds, who recently became the sixth player in NCAA history to register back-to-back triple-doubles Feb. 26 and March 1, finished the regular season with 11.1 points per game and 160 assists, the third highest single-season mark in program history. She was picked as the March 3 Conference USA Player of the Week after her triple-double display, her first weekly honor of her career.

The Concord, N.C., native has started all 27 games this year and played 1008 minutes, reaching the milestone for the second-straight year. She ranks among the league leaders with a 37.3 minutes per game average, while also posting a career-high nine blocked shots from her point guard position.

It marks the second-straight campaign after which Hammonds has been honored by a conference with a postseason honor. She was named to the 2013 All-Atlantic 10 Third Team.

She is the eighth overall All-Conference USA selection for the program during its time in the league (1995-96 through 2004-05; 2013-14-present) and the third second-team honoree. The last Niners player to receive All-Conference USA plaudits was Sakellie Daniels, who was also a second-team choice.

Webster earned All-Freshman Team honors, becoming the 49ers’ first member of the five-member squad since a trio in 2003. Webster is one of five Charlotte representatives on the freshman team during its 11-year history as a conference school.

The Norfolk, Va., product is one pace to become only the third Niners rookie in the last 13 years, and second during head coach Cara Consuegra’s three years, to play in every game of an entire season. She has started one of her 29 games, averaging 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. She ranks among the league’s top performers with an 85.5 free throw percentage, stepping on the floor for 20.6 minutes per contest.

Webster has tallied 41 assists, 36 steals and 14 blocked shots during the season, pacing the 49ers in steals and ranking third in the other categories.

Conference superlative award winners will be announced at a later date.

Charlotte will enter the Conference USA Championships this week as the No. 6 seed and with an opening-round bye. The 49ers will face the winner of No. 11 North Texas and No. 14 Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. EST Wednesday inside UTEP’s Memorial Gym in El Paso, Texas.

All-Conference USA Teams

First
Jada Payne, East Carolina
Jerica Coley, FIU
Ebony Rowe, Middle Tennessee
Shae Kelley, Old Dominion
Jessica Kuster, Rice
Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss
Karisma Chapman, UAB
Kayla Thornton, UTEP

Second
Ny Hammonds, Charlotte

Abria Trice, East Carolina
Kimberly Smith, Florida Atlantic
Whitney Frazier, Louisiana Tech
Danielle Blagg, Tulane
Jamie Kaplan, Tulane
Ashley Clark, Tulsa
Ashley Grimes, UAB

Freshman
Lefty Webster, Charlotte

JaQuan Jackson, Louisiana Tech
Olivia Jones, Middle Tennessee
Brittanny Dinkins, Southern Miss
Leslie Vorphal, Tulane

Defensive
Ondrea Shaw, East Carolina
Ebony Rowe, Middle Tennessee
Jessica Kuster, Rice
Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss
Kayla Thornton, UTEP

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