Texas State Senior Women’s Basketball Guard Named To 2018-2019 All-Sun Belt Conference First Team

Texas State Senior Women’s Basketball Guard Named To 2018-2019 All-Sun Belt Conference First Team

NEW ORLEANS – Senior guard Toshua Leavitt was named to the 2018-19 All-Sun Belt Conference First Team, the league announced Monday afternoon.

“What an honor for our program and for Toshua to be named first team All-Sun Belt,” head coach Zenarae Antoine said. “It is a well-deserved honor with her breaking various record at Texas State, in the league, and nationally over her four years in the Maroon and Gold. It is a great day to be a Bobcat!”

Leavitt became the 12th Texas State women’s basketball player to be selected as a first team all-conference performer and the second in as many years. Last season Leavitt was named to the second team, while teammate Taeler Deer collected first team honors.

The 2018-19 Preseason All-Sun Belt First Team selection has started every game this year and currently ranks third in the conference in scoring (16.5 ppg), fifth in assists (3.3 apg), ninth in steals (1.7 spg), and first in made 3-point field goals (105).

Leavitt holds the Texas State and Sun Belt records in made 3-pointers for a career (359), single-season (137) and single-game (10). She is one of nine current Division I women’s basketball players to have made at least 350 career 3-point field goal attempts.

She is tied for the conference lead with 10 games of 20-plus points scored, including two 30-point efforts. Her 35-point game at Georgia State ranks as the highest single-game effort by any player in the Sun Belt Conference this season. Leavitt ranks ninth in program history with 1,518 career points in her storied career at Texas State.

Texas State earned the No. 6 seed and a spot in the second round of the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Bobcats will take on the winner of No. 7 South Alabama and No. 10 Louisiana at 2 p.m. March 13 in the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. The Jaguars and Ragin’ Cajuns will play at 7 p.m. tonight for the right to take on the Bobcats.

2018-19 SUN BELT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTSEASON HONORS
All-Sun Belt First Team
Ronjanae DeGray, Little Rock (Sr. F, Odessa, Texas)

DJ Williams, Coastal Carolina (Jr., G, Moreno Valley, Calif.)
Antoinette Lewis, South Alabama (So., F, Memphis, Tenn.)
Cierra Johnson, UTA (Sr., G, Bedford, Texas)
Toshua Leavitt, Texas State (Sr., G, Nixa, Mo.)

All-Sun Belt Second Team
Kyra Collier, Little Rock (Jr., G, North Little Rock, Ark.)
Alexis Brown, Georgia Southern (Jr., G, Madison, Ga.)
Jada Lewis, Georgia State (So., G, Powder Springs, Ga.)
Savannah Jones, South Alabama (So., G, Ocean Springs, Miss.)
Sky’Lynn Holmes, Troy (Sr., F, Mount Pleasant, Texas)

All-Sun Belt Third Team
Bayley Plummer, Appalachian State (Jr., C, Thomasville, N.C.)
Tori Lasker, Little Rock (So., G, Mayflower, Ark.)
Peyton Martin, Arkansas State (So., F, Pine Bluff, Ark.)
Allison Johnson, Georgia State (Sr., F, Norcross, Ga.)
Arsula Clark, ULM (So., G, Douglasville, Ga.)

Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Year
Ronjanae DeGray, Little Rock (Sr. F, Odessa, Texas)
Cierra Johnson, UTA (Sr., G, Bedford, Texas)

Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year
Sky’Lynn Holmes, Troy (Sr., F, Mount Pleasant, Texas)

Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Year
Brandi Williams, Louisiana (Fr., G, Lake Charles, La.)

Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Year
Allison Johnson, Georgia State (Sr., F, Norcross, Ga.)

Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
Krista Gerlich, UTA

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