Clayton State’s Woodard selected first team Daktronics Division II All-Southeast Region
MORROW, Ga. – March 7, 2012 – With the 2012 NCAA Division II National Tournament on the horizon, Clayton State wing Tanisha Woodard was honored on Wednesday as a Daktronics Division II first team All-Southeast Region selection for women's basketball.
This is the second straight season that Woodard has been selected Daktronics Division II All-Southeast Region. Last year, she was a second team selection. Woodard is joined on the first team by Pfeiffer's Brittany Cox, Lincoln Memorial's Dayshalee Salaman, USC Aiken's Hannah DeGraffinreed and Division II Southeast Region Player of the Year Jaymee Carnes from North Georgia.
As the first team selection, Woodard is now eligible for Daktronics Division II All-American honors.
A 5-foot-10 senior from Rome, Ga., Woodard was selected both first team All-Peach Belt Conference and Peach Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year for a second straight season. She leads the PBC in both steals and assists, and is ranked fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio and fourth in blocked shots. For the season, Woodard is averaging 11.7 points and 6.1 rebounds a game, while recording 166 assists and 104 steals.
In addition, she set the Peach Belt Conference career record for steals and recorded only the third triple-double in the history of Peach Belt Conference women's basketball. Woodard also became the seventh player in the history of Laker women's basketball to eclipse 1,000 career points.
Clayton State is advancing to the NCAA Division II National Tournament for an eighth straight season. The No. 6-ranked Lakers (28-3) open NCAA Division II National Tournament play in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional against Tusculum on Friday at 3 p.m. against Tusculum at USC Aiken.