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SIUE’s Jones Selected to OVC All-Newcomer Team

Micah Jones
Micah Jones

Complete All-OVC Team


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – SIUE freshman Micah Jones (Cowden, Ill.) has been selected to the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball All-Newcomer Team.

Jones completed the regular season by scoring 10.8 points per game and grabbing 6.5 rebounds per game.  She shot 47.8 percent from the field and led the team in field goals made (110) and free throws made (92). She also is among the team leaders in assists (45), blocks (16), and steals (29).

Jones was among four freshmen named to the OVC All-Newcomer team. The list includes UT Martin's Ashia Jones, Austin Peay's Tearra Banks, and Murray State's Taylor Porter. Belmont junior Taylor Mills also was a member of the All-Newcomer team.

UT Martin swept the major player awards. Heather Butler was named the Player of the Year. Jasmine Newsome was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Ashia Jones was tabbed the Freshman of the Year.

Jacksonville State Head Coach Rick Peitri was named the OVC Coach of the Year.

SIUE begins play in the OVC Tournament Wednesday. The No. 7-seeded Cougars take on No. 6-seeded Jacksonville State in a 2 p.m. game at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. The game can be seen live at

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