Five Lady Jackets, one Jacket receive ASC basketball honors


Five Howard Payne Lady Jackets and one Yellow Jacket received postseason accolades as the all-American Southwest Conference basketball honors were revealed earlier this week.

For the Lady Jackets, Kalin Hanna was named the ASC Defensive Player of the Year and to the all-defensive team; Danyel Bradley was selected first team all-ASC; Britani Gattis was named second-team all-ASC; Shardena Hudson received honorable mention all-conference; and Sarah Van Remmen was voted to the all-freshman team.

On the men’s side, Brandon Gould was a second-team all-conference choice.

Gould led the ASC in scoring at 21.3 points per outing and also ranked fifth in the conference in both steals and three-point field goal percentage. Gould eclipsed 25 points in six games this season and poured in a career-best 32 against UT-Tyler in February. Gould also surpassed 1,000 career points during his junior campaign.

Hanna finished with an ASC single-season record 89 blocks and averaged 3.4 per game, swatting five or more shots six times during the year. She also averaged seven rebounds per contest.

Bradley was the top scorer in the ASC at 20 points per game and her 86 percent success rate at the free throw line also led the conference. A two-time ASC player of the week selection, Bradley tallied a career-high 34 points against Louisiana College this season, breaking an ASC record by converting all seven of her three-point efforts in the process.

Gattis led HPU with 7.8 rebounds per game and her 16.8 points per game ranked fifth best in the conference. Gattis poured in a career-best 32 points against Sul Ross earlier this season, tying the ASC record with 10 three-pointers during the game.

Hudson started 22 of 26 games for the Lady Jackets and ranked third in the conference with 3.8 assists per outing. Against Sul Ross, she dished out a career-high 10 assists.

Van Remmen started 21 of the 26 games and recorded four double-doubles. Her best offensive outing of the season was a 23-point effort against East Texas Baptist.