BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced its All-SWAC Bowling Teams on Tuesday. Chantel Jefferson (Texas Southern) was named SWAC Player of the Year and
Alabama A&M’s Camille Collins earned Freshman of the Year honors.

Jefferson, a senior from Cleveland, Ohio, averaged 198.0 pins, a league-high, in 26 SWAC games this season. She totaled 5,147 pins in conference action highlighted by a high-game of 262 rolled during the East Roundup. Collins aided the Bulldogs to an 11-1 mark in league play and the SWAC Eastern Division title.

The  freshman from Chicago, Ill. averaged 182.9 pins in 20 games this season and had a high-game of 223. Joining Jefferson and Collins on the All-SWAC First-Team are Addileen Pointer (Alabama A&M), Melanie DeCarlo (Alabama A&M), Shannon Pearson (Southern) and Jazmin Payne (Alabama A&M).

Alabama A&M placed four players on the all-conference team followed by Jackson State (three), Southern (two) and Prairie View A&M(one).

The All-Conference teams are selected from individuals with the highest average with a minimum of 19 games in SWAC play.  The 2011 SWAC Bowling Championship will be held Friday-Sunday, March 4-6.  The three-day event, hosted by the Holiday Bowl Fun Center in Birmingham, Ala., concludes Sunday, March 6 with the championship match at 1 p.m. The championship finale will be
broadcast tape-delayed on ESPNU on March 11 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

Player of the Year: Chantel Jefferson, Texas Southern
Freshman of the Year: Camille Collins, Alabama A&M

First Team
Name Cl. School Hometown Avg. No. of Games Total Pinfall
Chantel Jefferson Sr. Texas Southern Cleveland, Ohio 198.0 26 5,147
Addileen Pointer Jr. Alabama A&M Highland, Mich. 191.8 28 5,371
Melanie DeCarlo Jr. Alabama A&M Peru, Ill. 191.1 28 5,352
Shannon Pearson Jr. Southern Denver, Colo. 184.6 27 4,983
**Jazmin Payne Jr. Alabama A&M Waukegan, Ill. 182.9 26 4,755
**Camille Collins Fr. Alabama A&M Chicago, Ill. 182.9 20 3,657

Second Team
Name Cl. School Hometown Avg. No. of Games Total Pinfall
Whitney Harris Fr. Jackson State San Antonio, Texas 182.8 27 4,935
Ashley Blakley Sr. Jackson State Grand Blanc, Mich. 181.5 26 4,718
Kristina Sadler Sr. Prairie View Stafford, Texas 181.4 28 5,048
Rashia Yero Fr. Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. 180.9 22 3,979
Courtney Mosley Jr. Southern Indianapolis, Ind. 180.1 24 4,338


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