MSU's Hagan Named LSC South Player of the Year

Midwestern State's Chris Hagan garnered Lone Star Conference South Division Player of the Year honors Tuesday night when the league announced its annual honors.
The 5-9 guard finished as the LSC's regular season scoring champion at 21.7 points per game, which ranks 11th in NCAA Division II, and enjoyed a banner senior season.
Hagan set a school record and became the first conference player to tally 50 points earlier this season at Cameron, breaking a 48-year-old school record. He also scored 30-or-more points twice more against Angelo State and another time versus Eastern New Mexico.
The Sporting News Preseason All-American became just the eighth two-year player in the storied history of MSU basketball to net 1,000 career points and currently stands fourth among the proud group with 1,067 points trailing All-Americans Tony Forch (1,391), Henry Crawford (1,320) and Nolan Richardson (1,103).
Hagan garnered second-team All-LSC South honors in 2010 after helping the Mustangs to their third-straight league title on the way to the program's first trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
He was joined on the first team by West Texas A&M's LaDarius Hall, Angelo State's Richard Thomas, Tarleton State's Corin Henry and Eastern New Mexico's Stefan Mirabal.
Backcourt mate Michael Loyd joined Tracy Robinson and Shawn Umeh of Incarnate Word, WT's Lionel Foster and Texas A&M-Kingsville's Antwan Mullins on the LSC South Second Team.
Loyd ranks 15th in the LSC in scoring at 12.7 points a game and ripped the nets at 41.1-percent clip from 3-point range this season for the Mustangs.
The 6-1 guard transfer from BYU has 20-or-more points four times this season including a season-high 25 points with five treys against Incarnate Word earlier this month at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
MSU junior forward David Terrell gained honorable mention after scoring 8.3 points and pulling in 5.6 rebounds a game. The Houston native leads the LSC in field goal percentage at .630.
The Mustangs begin their second defense of the LSC Championship Thursday night against Texas A&M-Commerce. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.
Midwestern has claimed three of the last four conference titles.

Three MSU Women on All-LSC South Team

Midwestern State placed three players on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division squad Tuesday night when the league announced its annual awards.
Senior forward Nolisha Markham was named to the second-team after leading the Mustangs with 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds a game this season.
The Tulsa native twice tallied career highs of 27 points against Angelo State this season and topped the 20-point plateau on three other occasions including a 22-point outburst as the Mustangs stretched then-No. 7 Northeastern State to double overtime on Jan. 6, 2011 in Tahlequah.
The efficient Markham notched a 48.9 field goal percentage and knocked down 21 3-pointers.
Junior forwards Cierra Thompson and Savannah Carver gained honorable mention status while averaging 10.5 points apiece while helping the Mustangs to their most South Division victories since the 2003-04 season.
Thompson rolled to a career-high 23 points earlier this season against regionally-ranked Southeastern Oklahoma State and scored 10-or-more points 15 times this season.
The explosive Carver topped the 20-point barrier five times this season including a career-high 24-point effort to lead the Mustangs to their first victory over West Texas A&M since 2004 on Jan. 29 at Ligon Coliseum.

Two Mustang Women On All-Academic Team

Thompson and Jazman Patterson were named to the Lone Star Conference All-Academic Team Tuesday when the league announced its annual awards.
Patterson, a 5-10 forward from Southlake, sports a 3.74 grade-point average as a mass communications major.
She enjoyed a productive season on the floor averaging career highs with 6.7 points and 6.1 rebounds a game.
Thompson, a forward from Llano, boasts a 3.36 grade-point average as an exercise physiology major.
The 6-footer also gained All-LSC honorable mention scoring 10.5 points per game including a career best 43.1 field goal percentage.
LSC South Division Academic Player of the Year Shelby Adamson and Sonya Sundberg of Tarleton State as well as Angelo State's Ashley James joined the MSU duo on the all-academic squad.
To be eligible for LSC academic honors, student-athletes must have reached sophomore status and carry at least a 3.30 grade-point average. The all-academic team is selected from the list of academically qualified players with the league's sports information directors voting on the basis of both academic and athletic achievement.