Women's Basketball Hands Out Awards, Celebrates Remarkable Season

Freshman guard Maddy Watters received the Dee Pommerenk Award on Friday at the CMU women's basketball annual banquet.
Freshman guard Maddy Watters received the Dee Pommerenk Award on Friday at the CMU women's basketball annual banquet.
April 14, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Tinara Moore and Presley Hudson were named co-Most Valuable Players on Friday at the Central Michigan women’s basketball team’s annual banquet, as the program celebrated the 2017-18 season, the best in the 50-year history of the program.

Moore was named to the Associated Press All-America team as well as the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. She led the Chippewas in scoring at 19.1 points per game and was the Chippewas’ second-leading rebounder at 9.8 boards per game. She finished her career with 42 double-doubles and ranks as CMU’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,676 points. She is the first All-American in program history.

Hudson, a junior from Wayland, ranked second on the team in scoring at 18.3 points per game. She ranked fourth in the nation with a .933 free throw percentage and made 125 3-pointers on the year, shattering the program single-season record. She also finished with 455 assists, the second-highest total in program history.

Moore, a senior from Southgate, earned the team Defensive Player of the Year Award, Reyna Frost captured the Rebound Award, Micaela Kelly picked up the Most Improved Player Award, and freshman guard Maddy Watters received the Dee Pommerenk Award, which goes to an underclassman who exemplifies a positive attitude, teamwork and a willingness to contribute maximum effort.

Moore shattered her own program record with 79 blocks and was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season.

Frost, a junior from Reese, finished the season with a MAC-record 416 rebounds, averaging 11.9 boards per game, which ranked 10th nationally. She became one of only six Chippewas to have recorded 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. She was also named MVP of the MAC Tournament as the Chippewas captured their first league tourney title since 2013.

Kelly, a redshirt freshman guard from Detroit, averaged 11.5 points per game as a starter alongside Hudson in the backcourt, and earned a spot on the MAC All-Freshman Team.

The Chippewas also honored coach Sue Guevara who, in her 11th year in charge of the program, took it to unprecedented heights in 2017-18, including a program-record 30 wins and the first two NCAA Tournament wins in program history. Guevara was honored with the MAC Coach of the Year Award and with the Kay Yow Coach of the Year Award.

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