April 19, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Junior DeMya Walker was named the Cavalier of the Year during the womens basketball banquet tonight at the Double Tree Inn. Walker, who led the Cavaliers in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots this past season, also took home the Best Offensive Player award and shared the Rebounding Award with sophomore Lisa Hosac.
Senior Mimi McKinney was given the Best Defensive Player Award and the awards for Most Assists and the Highest Free Throw Percentage. The Most Improved Player Award went to junior Lesley Brown and freshman Elena Kravchenko. Sophomore Lisa Hosac was the recipient of the Bob Williams Award which is given to the player which best represents the academic and athletic partnership.
The Cavaliers, 19-10 overall and 9-7 in the ACC, made their 15th straight NCAA Tournament appearance and finished the season ranked 17th in AP poll and 23rd in the USA Today poll.
All award winners are listed below:
Cavalier of the Year DeMya Walker
Best Offensive Player DeMya Walker (16.3 ppg)
Best Defensive Player Mimi McKinney
Rebounding Award DeMya Walker (8.4 rpg), Lisa Hosac (6.7 rpg)
Award for Most Assists Mimi McKinney (3.6 apg)
Award for Highest Free Throw Percentage Mimi McKinney (.764)
Most Improved Players Lesley Brown, Elena Kravchenko
Unsung Hero Award Katie Tracy, Deanna Mitchelson
Preseason Conditioning Award Tiffany Bower, Deanna Mitchelsoon
Coachs Award Keysha Council (head manager), Jeff Roberts (Equipment
Manager), Cathy Tapogna (Assistant Sports Information Director)
Bob Williams Award Lisa Hosac
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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