GW Women's Basketball Announces 2013 Team Award Winners
Danni Jackson Named Most Valuable Player
May 9, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball program celebrated its first end-of-the-year banquet under head coach Jonathan Tsipis at Old Ebbitt Grill on April 28. Five student-athletes were recognized with awards decided by a vote of team members.
"We wanted to celebrate the growth of our program in the 2012-13 season by highlighting both the team and individual accomplishments," said Coach Tsipis. "I was very excited about the opportunity to start this yearly tradition that allows us to gather together as a team and staff and recognize all the hard work, individual sacrifice and growth that encompasses a season. We are excited to celebrate the past, embrace the present and prepare for the future."
Senior Danni Jackson was named the team's Most Valuable Player after leading the Colonials in scoring (10.1 ppg) and assists (4.5 apg) in 2012-13.
Freshman Alexis Chandler averaged just 4.0 minutes over the team's first 15 games, but increased her playing time to 15.2 minutes per contest over the second half of the season and earned the Most Improved Player award.
Sophomore Chakecia Miller ranked third in the Atlantic 10 with 2.3 steals per game this season and was voted the team's Best Defensive Player, while Chandler and sophomore Bria Bourgeois shared the Team Spirit Award.
Finally, graduate student Tara Booker was the Academic Success Award recipient, the lone award not decided by vote. After earning a 3.38 grade-point average as an undergrad, she boasts a 3.60 GPA while pursuing a master's degree in organizational sciences. Booker was named to the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball All-Academic Team.
GW finished the season with a 14-16 record for its most wins since 2009 and won a game at the Atlantic 10 Championship for the first time since 2008.
2013 Women's Basketball Award Winners
Most Valuable Player - Danni Jackson
Most Improved Player - Alexis Chandler
Best Defensive Player - Chakecia Miller
Team Spirit Award - Bria Bourgeois and Alexis Chandler
Academic Success Award - Tara Booker
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