Johnson named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Johnson named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn.--Senior guard Tyra Johnson was named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and Lindsey Freeman earned Second Team All-MSC honors, announced by the league office on Thursday.

Johnson became the first Cumberland player to earn Mid-South Conference Player of the Year since Chatica Hathaway in the 1999-2000 season. She also was named First Team All-Mid-South Conference. 

Johnson had a special season becoming just the second player in school history to score 500 points in a season. Johnson led the conference in scoring and three-point field goals made, 35th and 28th best nationally. She averaged 17.5 points per game shooting 37.8% from the field and 32.3% behind the arc. 

24 of the 29 games that Johnson played in she posted double-figure points, 13 of those were 20 or more point games. She scored 30 points twice this season the first time on the road at Freed-Hardeman and the second in a 75-72 win over Pikeville. 

Freeman earned All-Mid-South Conference Second Team honors for the first time in her career. Freeman was the only other Phoenix to average double-figure points this season with 10.3 points per game. She led the team in rebounds with 5.9 boards per game. She netted a career-high 20 points on the road at Life.

Freeman excelled at defending the ball this season shutting down prolific scorers for the opposition time and time again. Most recently. holding Mid-South Conference First Team member Alyssa LeMay to just three points in the MSC Opening Round game on Monday. 

11 Cumberland women's basketball student-athletes were named to the Academic All-Mid-South team presented to athletes with sophomore or greater standing in the classroom with a 3.25 grade-point-average or better: Lucy Chilcut, Tierra Davis, Lindsey Freeman, Calrissa Gadsey, Sky Johnson, Tyra Johnson, Natiya Jumper, Abby Morgan, Kennedy Powell, Alaina Rongos, and Teoria Woods.

Kennedy Powell was named a member of the 2021-22 MSC Women's Basketball Champions of Character Team. 

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE
Millie Bryant, Bethel
Alexah Chrisman, Thomas More
Taylor Clos, Thomas More
Mary Englert, Pikeville
Hailey Ison, Lindsey Wilson
Tyra Johnson, Cumberland
Lauren Lee, Campbellsville
Alyssa LeMay, Freed-Hardeman
Kassie Monday, Cumberlands
Courtney Prichett, Campbellsville
Faith Sherrow, Tennessee Southern
Morgan Stamper, Pikeville
 
SECOND TEAM ALL-MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE
Zoie Barth, Thomas More
Jazzmyn Elston, Gerogetown
Lindsey Freeman, Cumberland
Sydnie Hall, Lindsey Wilson
Destiny Haworth, Cumberlands
Mickey Head, Bethel
Marnae Holland, Shawnee State
Courtney Hurst, Thomas More
Lexy Lake, Campbellsville
Maleigha Oldham, Lindsey Wilson
Emily Simon, Thomas More
Grace White, Georgetown
 
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE
Madison Darnell, Georgetown
Abbi Douglas, Cumberlands
Sierra Feltner, Pikeville
Jenna Foust, Bethel
Amelia Hodges, Lindsey Wilson
Callie Jackson, Georgetown
Taylor McNairy, Tennessee Southern
 
MSC Player of the Year: Tyra Johnson, Cumberland
MSC Freshman of the Year: Kassie Monday, Cumberlands
MSC Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor McNairy, Tennessee Southern
MSC Head Coach of the Year: Jeff Hans, Thomas More
MSC Assistant Coach of the Year: Miranda Denney, Campbellsville