2011-12 a-state women’s basketball
BOYER AT THE TOP: With the Red Wolves closing out the regular season by defeating North Texas and UALR, Arkansas State head coach Brian Boyer became the winningest coach in ASU women’s or men’s basketball history. Boyer tied former women’s head coach Jerry Ann Winters with 196 career wins when the Red Wolves defeated North Texas 71-50 Feb. 23, then moved to the top of the list when A-State closed out the regular season with a 54-51 win over UALR Feb. 26. Following the Red Wolves’ win over FAU in the SBC Tournament, Boyer now stands at 198 wins. Former men’s coaches John Rauth, Dickey Nutt and Nelson Catalina rank third, fourth and fifth with 191, 189 and 188 wins, respectively. Boyer also entered the season ranked fifth all-time in Sun Belt Conference victories with 96, and with ASU’s nine conference wins this season, is now tied in fourth place with former Western Kentucky coach Paul Sanderford with 105 victories.
were voted on by coaches and media from throughout the league. Scott averaged a team-best 12.1 points and 9.7 rebounds against league opponents and 11.1 points and 9.4 rebounds in all games played. She recorded 14 double-doubles on the season to bring her career total to 32, and during her senior season became just the second player in ASU history to top 1,000 points, 900 rebounds, 100 steals and 100 blocked shots in a career. “I’m very proud of Shay,” said ASU head coach Brian Boyer. “When we came into this season, we knew that for us to have a good year Shay would have to take her game to another level, and she has done that. Her offense continued to be good, her rebounding continued to be great and she took her defense and her work ethic to another level. I feel like Shay made the very most out of her senior year, and that is all you can ask.” A preseason second-team all-conference selection, Scott also earned All-SBC honors during her sophomore year and was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Tournament team as a freshman. She has started 113 consecutive games for the Red Wolves and finished the regular season ranked second in the conference in rebounding, 20th in scoring and eighth in blocked shots. She will receive her degree this summer in Interdisciplinary Studies.
SCOTT EARNS POST-SEASON HONORS: Arkansas State senior Shay Scott (North Little Rock, Ark.) has been named third-team All-Sun Belt Conference after leading the Red Wolves in scoring and rebounding in SBC action this season. The all-conference teams
FREE THROW SUCCESS: Heading into their Feb. 23 game against North Texas, the Red Wolves top free throw performance on the season was a 17-for-22 (.773) in their first game against North Texas this season, a 62-59 overtime win in Denton Jan. 22. The Red Wolves topped that effort Feb. 23 in the rematch, knocking down 14-of-18 (.778) against the Mean Green on their way to a 71-50 victory. In the two games this season against North Texas, the Red Wolves drained 31 of their 40 free throw attempts for a .775 success rate. LIVING UP TO THE BILLING: Two days after earning her first Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week award, junior guard NeNe Hurst followed up the award with the second double-double of her career. Hurst scored 14 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds to lead the Red Wolves to a 71-50 victory over North Texas Jan. 23. Hurst then closed out the regular season with another double-double, notching 11 points and 11 rebounds to help the Red Wolves defeat UALR 54-51 Feb. 26. HURST NAMED SBC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Arkansas State junior guard NeNe Hurst has earned Sun Belt Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week honors for her efforts in Arkansas State’s road victories against Louisiana-Lafayette and Troy last
Arkansas State head coach Brian Boyer became the winningest coach in ASU basketball history when the Red Wolves defeated UALR 56-51 Feb. 26 at the ASU Convocation Center. Boyer currently stands at 199 career wins heading into the 2011-12 season.
2011-12 asu women’s basketball reference guide
2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide