Jené Morris, Quenese Davis Named Aztec Basketball Co-MVPs At Year-End Banquet
April 22, 2009
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State junior guards, Jené Morris (San Francisco, Calif.) and Quenese Davis (Sacramento, Calif.), have been named the women's basketball team's co-MVPs for 2008-09, Aztec head coach Beth Burns announced Wednesday evening at the year-end banquet at the Hilton in Mission Valley.
Morris, who was also tabbed SDSU's top defensive player, garnered honorable mention State Farm Coaches' All-America honors after averaging a team-best 16.1 points per game and scoring 20 or more points eight times. She was named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league in steals and was one of two Aztecs named first-team all-league.
A second-team all-MWC selection, Davis became the school's all-time career assists leader, compiling 499, including 187 in 2008-09. She finished first in the conference in assists per outing (5.97), which was 14th-best nationally, and was second in steals and assist-to-turnover ratio and fourth in free-throw percentage. Davis had five or more assists in 23 of her final 26 outings.
Aztec senior Jennifer Layton-Bailes (Sacramento, Calif.) received the Tammy Blackburn award for her contributions to the team both on the court and in the classroom, while sophomore Coco Davis (Sacramento, Calif.) was named the squad's most improved player.
SDSU ended the year with a 24-8 overall record and a 13-3 mark in conference play, capturing a share of its first-ever Mountain West Conference regular season title and advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
2008-09 Aztec Basketball Postseason Award-Winners
MVPs: Quenese Davis and Jené Morris