ASHLEIGH CLAYBROOKS AND ALEXIS UDOJI HONORED ON MEAC ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Ashleigh Claybrooks nearly averaged eight points and six rebounds in conference play.

Ashleigh Claybrooks nearly averaged eight points and six rebounds in conference play.

March 10, 2013

2012-13 Women's Basketball All-MEAC Honors

NORFOLK, Va. - UMES freshmen frontcourt players Ashleigh Claybrooks and Alexis Udoji have been selected to the MEAC All-Rookie Team, the conference announced on Sunday.

Claybrooks (Manassas, Va.) earns a place on the team after being one of the top offensive rookies in the frontcourt. Shooting 48% going into the MEAC Tournament, the freshman forward averaged seven points and 5.4 rebounds per game. In conference play, she got over eight points and almost six rebounds per contest. She scored in double digits in seven games, including a career-high 17 points against N.C. Central. Twice she earned MEAC Rookie of the Week for the periods ending December 10th and January 28th.

Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) earns All-Rookie status after being one of the best defensive players in the MEAC. She leads the conference with 69 blocks, averaging 2.7 per game, having six games with at least four blocks, including nine in a road win over Savannah State. The freshman center shot just under 40% and averages 4.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. She was a MEAC Rookie of the Week twice: for the periods ending November 19th and December 31st.

MEAC Rookie of the Year Eboni Ross of North Carolina A&T plus North Carolina Central's Tisha Dixon and Amber Neely make up the rest of the team.

The MEAC also released their postseason awards and all-conference teams. Hampton's David Six won Coach of the Year with his players Keiara Avant taking Player of the Year and Alyssa Bennett getting Defensive Player of the Year.

UMES takes the floor on Monday at 4 p.m. at the Scope Arena in Norfolk to take on Morgan State in the MEAC Tournament.