Cody Usher, Sports Information Director
CONWAY – Hendrix College junior Sara Dyslin was named the Southern Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Year for the second consecutive year on Friday. Dyslin also made the All-SAA First Team, while junior Heather Prowse was selected to the Second Team and junior Madison Martin earned Honorable Mention.
Dyslin, a center from San Jose, Calif., averaged 18 points and 12.3 rebounds per game with 22 assists, 35 blocks and 27 steals. She ranks 67th in the nation in scoring, 19th in rebounds per game and 33rd in field goal percentage (55.1 percent). Dyslin leads the conference in rebounds and field goal percentage, is second in scoring and fourth in blocks per game.
Dyslin is the second two-time conference player of the year for Hendrix and the first since Lauren Turnbow earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors in 1997 and 1998. Dyslin is also the reigning SAA Volleyball Player of the Year.
Prowse, a forward from Mount Vernon, Ark., averaged 8.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game with 56 assists, seven blocks and 36 steals. She ranked seventh in the league in steals per game and ninth in rebounds and assists per game. Prowse was an All-SAA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Martin, from Longview, Texas, averaged 9.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game with 23 assists, 12 blocks and nine steals. She ranked eighth in the SAA in field goal percentage (41.6) and seventh in rebounds per game.
Hendrix will open the SAA Tournament with sixth-seeded Berry College in Birmingham, Ala. at 8 p.m. Friday.