Chowan's Jordan Payne Named to the 2017 D2 CCA All-Atlantic Region Team

California (Pa.)'s Miki Glenn was named the 2016-17 Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Player of the Year to highlight the 2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Teams announced Tuesday afternoon. Chowan University's Jordan Payne has been named to the Second-Team D2 CCA All-Atlantic Region Team. 

Payne led the Hawks in scoring and rebounding the entire season and was named to the First Team All-CIAA team in February. Payne dropped 14.0 points a game and hauled in 11.2 boards a game. Payne was instrumental in helping the team earn a piece of the 2016-17 CIAA Northern Division Championship. She was ranked fifth in the CIAA in scoring and led the league in rebounds per game. She finished the year ranked 11th in the nation in rebounds per game (11.2). 
 
Glenn, the 2016-17 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division Player of the Year, averaged 18.9 points per game (21st in the country) while averaging 6.2 assists per game (eighth in the country) and 3.83 steals per game (third in the country). Her 184 free throws rank third in the country, while her 87.2 free-throw percentage ranks 15th.
 
The five-person All-Atlantic Region First Team features all four Conference Players of the Year from the region: Glenn (PSAC West), Glenville State's Paris McLeod (MEC), Virginia Union's Lady Walker (CIAA) and Shippensburg's senior forward Stephanie Knauer (PSAC East). Glenn is joined on the First Team by her teammate, junior forward Seairra Barrett.
 
Walker, the 2017 NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament MVP, averages 14.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game and ranks eighth in the country in offensive rebounding (4.4). She scored 32 points and collected 10 rebounds in guiding the Panthers to the Atlantic Region Championship on Monday night.
 
McLeod ranks second in the country in steals, averaging 3.93 per game, while scoring 18.4 points per game. Knauer shot 63.8 percent from the field – the second-best rate in the country, while Barrett's 245 made field goals ranks sixth in the country.
 
Five players were selected to the CCA All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Second Team: Slippery Rock senior guard Lexi Carpenter, Mercyhurst senior guard Angela Heintz, Virginia Union junior guard Brittany Jackson, Notre Dame (Ohio) senior forward Kelsey Miller and Chowan senior forward Jordan Payne. Heintz is one of three Division II players this season with two triple-doubles.
 
The Division II CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.
 
2016-17 CCA All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Teams
 
FIRST TEAM
Seairra Barrett, California (Pa.)
Miki Glenn, California (Pa.)
Stephanie Knauer, Shippensburg
Paris McLeod, Glenville State
Lady Walker, Virginia Union
 
SECOND TEAM
Lexi Carpenter, Slippery Rock
Angela Heintz, Mercyhurst
Brittany Jackson, Virginia Union
Kelsey Miller, Notre Dame (Ohio)
Jordan Payne, Chowan
 
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 
Miki Glenn, California (Pa.)

Meredith Long | Athletics | longm@chowan.edu

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