Ohio Women’s Basketball Garners College Sports Madness Preseason Honors

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Ohio women’s basketball received some preseason recognition from College Sports Madness on Wednesday, as head coach Bob Boldon, senior guard Kiyanna Black and junior guard Quiera Lampkins all received some preseason Mid-American Conference honors.

Black was named to the All-MAC First Team, Lampkins was placed on the Second Team and Boldon took home preseason Coach of the Year honors.

In the 2014-2015 season, the Bobcats earned themselves a spot in the 2015 NCAA March Madness tournament for the first time since 1995 with a 27-5 (16-2 MAC) record. The team also broke records for wins in a season with 27, and 3-point field goals made in a season with 296. With that success, Boldon received MAC Coach of the Year honors.

Black’s 100 3-pointers led the team and set a new program single season record. She also led the team in steals with 55, and in scoring for the second straight year with an average of 16.0 points per game. Her contributions to the success of Ohio’s season got her recognized on the first All-MAC team as well as the 14th Bobcat to reach the 1,000-point mark in her career.

Black largely played the role of leader for the ‘Cats a season ago, but Lampkins showed she was usually no sidekick with her play. Lampkins, a 2014-2015 second team All-MAC member, was second on the team in scoring and assists at 12.5 points a game and 83 assists on the year.  Her 83 free throws and 6.7 rebounds a game led the MAC-Champion Bobcats.

Both women and Boldon were key contributors to the Bobcats winning the 2015 MAC tournament. And the path toward defending their title begins on Saturday, Nov. 15 when they travel to Champaign, Illinois, to face the Fighting Illini.