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Austin Peay Women’s Basketball’s Whitney Hanley becomes 9th Lady Gov to earn First-Team All-OVC honors

Ohio Valley ConferenceWhitney HanleyBrentwood, TN – Senior guard Whitney Hanley, of the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team, has been named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference the league office announced, Tuesday.

Hanley, of Mt. Washington, KY, averaged 18.9 points per game during the regular-season, ranking 28th nationally and third among OVC scorers. She raised her play in conference action, averaging 20.9 points per game in OVC play.

In addition, Hanley’s 88.9 free-throw percentage led the conference and ranked 10th nationally as she missed only 12 free throws in 29 games.

“I believe Whitney has earned all-conference recognition through her hard work this season,” said Lady Govs head coach Carrie Daniels. “Whitney has worked harder this season and has improved her game in every aspect. She was an all-round player before the year began but now she is a player other teams have to plan to stop.”

Sixteen times this season she scored 20 or more points and surpassed 30 points twice, including a career-best 33-point outing against Jacksonville State, January 14th.

Proving she is more than a scorer, Hanley also ranked among the league’s leaders in rebounding (18th, 5.2 rpg), field-goal percentage (5th, .440), steals (15th, 1.4 spg), three-point field goal percentage (10th, .333), three-pointers made (10th, 1.8 pg) and minutes played (3rd, 34.9 mpg).

She is the ninth individual Austin Peay player to receive first-team All-OVC honors and it is the 16th time a Lady Govs player has been named to the league’s first team.


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