Harris Named BOXTOROW All American

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Pine Bluff, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff women’s basketball senior center Shawntayla Harris was named second team Division-I All American by BOXTOROW, the organization announced on Monday.

Harris ranked first in the SWAC conference in blocks with (58) with a career-best seven blocks against Texas Southern.  She also finished fifth in rebounds with a total of (154), averaging (6.7) per game.

The senior from Tuscaloosa, Ala. was also named on the SWAC All-Conference team for two years in a row.

Harris is one of five SWAC players represented on the BOXTOROW All-American teams.

First Team All-Americans
Ashley Bates, Hampton (G, Jr., Hopkins, Minn.)
Adre’onia Coleman, Morgan State (G/F, Sr., Baltimore, Md.)
Angel Golden, Bethune-Cookman (G, Sr., Tampa, Fla.)
Marneisha Hamer, Jackson State (F, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.)
Shakyla Hill, Grambling (G, Sr., Little Rock, Ark.)
Niya Mitchell, Texas Southern (F, Jr., Bay City, Texas)
NaJai Pollard, Delaware State (F, Sr., Richmond, Va.)

Second Team All-Americans
Ciani Byrom, Maryland Eastern Shore (G, Sr., Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Shala Dobbins, Prairie View A&M (G, Sr., Tulsa, Okla.)
Brooke Fields, Coppin State (G, Sr., Owings, Mills, Md.)
C’Coriea Foy, North Carolina A&T (G, Jr., Fayetteville, N.C.)
Shawntayla Harris, Arkansas Pine Bluff (C, Sr., Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Superlatives
BOXTOROW Player of the Year: Shakyla, Grambling
BOXTOROW Coach of the Year: Vanessa Blair-Lewis, Bethune-Cookman