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Ohio Gets Three Names on All-MAC Teams

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The 2015 Mid-American Conference regular season champions had three players named to the 2015 All-MAC Teams Monday. Junior guard Kiyanna Black was named to the first team, sophomore forward Quiera Lampkins earned a spot on the third team and senior guard Mariah Byard landed on the All-MAC Honorable Mention team.

Black was a leader for the Bobcats all season, averaging 15.9 points and four rebounds a game.

She shot 38.3 percent from the field and 36 percent from 3-point land, making 92 3-pointers this season, which was a record for the Bobcats in a single season. S

Black also led the MAC in 3-pointers per game with 3.2 and was fifth in the nation in the category.

Black also made 79.4 percent of her free throws, and averaged 1.7 steals per game. The guard earned MAC East Player of the Week three times this season, and became the 14th member of the 1,000-point club for Ohio and is ninth all-time in scoring.

Lampkins averaged 12.9 points per game, good for second on the team in scoring average, and also led the Bobcats with 6.7 rebounds a game.

The sophomore averaged 1.24 steals and 2.55 assists per game as well. Lampkins shot 46.7 percent from the field and recorded five double-doubles this season, which led the Bobcats team.

The forward earned MAC East Player of the Week honors in December and was named the MVP of the Georgia State Tournament. She recorded back-to-back double-doubles in the two games played in the tournament.

The only senior on the team, Mariah Byard, was a leader for the young ‘Cats team throughout the year. She averaged 9.7 points and 1.9 assists per game.

Byard shot 39.3 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the arc, while making 78.8 percent of her free throws.

The guard led the Bobcats with 30.3 minutes played per game. Byard set a career record in 3-pointers made in a game with eight on Nov. 30 against Manhattan.

Ohio returns to the court on Friday in the semifinals of the 2015 MAC Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio. Tip-off is set for noon, and the opponent is yet to be determined.

2014-15 All-Mid-American Conference First Team
Sina King, Akron, F
Nathalie Fontaine, Ball State, F
Amanda Corral, Northern Illinois, G
Kiyanna Black, Ohio, G
Inma Zanoguera, Toledo, G

2014-15 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team
Anita Brown, Akron, G
Kristen Sharkey, Buffalo, F
Crystal Bradford, Central Michigan, G/F
Cha Sweeney, Eastern Michigan, G
Miracle Woods, Western Michigan, F/C

2014-15 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team

Hannah Plybon, Akron, G
Jill Morrison, Ball State, G
Mackenzie Loesing, Buffalo, G
CiCi Shannon, Kent State, C
Quiera Lampkins, Ohio, F

2014-15 All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention

Deborah Hoekstra, Bowling Green, G
Christa Baccas, Buffalo, C/F
Da’Jourie Turner, Central Michigan, G
Mariah Byard, Ohio, G
Brenae Harris, Toledo, G

2014-15 Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team
Kerri McMahan, Akron, G
Moriah Monaco, Ball State, G
Baleigh Reid, Miami, G
Kelly Smith, Northern Illinois, F
Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott, Toledo, G

2014-15 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year
Christa Baccas, Buffalo, C/F

2014-15 Mid-American Conference Sixth Player of the Year

Mackenzie Loesing, Buffalo, G