UDC News

May 26, 2009


District of Columbia Wins Two Major Awards


BILLINGS, Mont. –  May 26, 2009: The University of District of Columbia had four players named to the 2008-09 All-ICAA Women’s Basketball team.  Lillian McGill (Univ. of D.C.) and Amanda Milner (North Greenville) earned first team honors for the second time.  The ICAA in basketball consists of Central State, Columbia Union, D.C., Flagler, Lake Erie College, North Greenville, Oakland City, Palm Beach Atlantic and Urbanna.  The team was selected by ICAA Director Mike Bond.

McGill (So./Sumter, South Carolina) was named Player of the Year.  She averaged 13.6 points and 10.4 rebounds a game while shooting 55.8% from the floor.  McGill led the ICAA in rebounding and was second in field goal percentage.

Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio) of Lake Erie was selected as Freshman of the Year.  She averaged 11.9 points, 6.54 rebounds and blocked 2.04 shots a game while shooting 52.4% from the floor.  Rogers, who became just the second freshman in ICAA history to make first team, led the ICAA in blocked shots.

Lester L. Butler, Jr.,  was honored as Coach of the Year.  He led D.C. to a 24-5 season, the ICAA championship and qualified for the NCAA Championships.

Coach of the Year – Lester Butler – University of D.C.
Player of the Year – Lillian McGill – Univ. of D.C.
Freshman of the Year – Stephanie Rogers – Lake Erie

LaQuanda Brandon – Univ. of D.C.           SR           G             Washington D.C.
Lillian McGill – Univ. of D.C.#       SO          C/F         Sumter, South Carolina
Amanda Miner – North Greenville!#       SR           C             Clover, South Carolina
Stephanie Rogers – Lake Erie      FR           C/F         Mentor, Ohio
Karissa Walters – Oakland City   SR           G             Valparaiso, Indiana
! – 2006-07 3rd Team, # 2007-08 1st Team

Renese Ames – Lake Erie             SO          G             Bedford, Ohio
DeVaughan Hailey – Univ. of D.C.             SR           G             Camden, New Jersey
Shayla Henderson – Central State            SR           G/F        Phoenix, Arizona
Kristi McVey – Oakland City         JR            F              Paris Crossing, Indiana
Jen Mitchell - Flagler       FR           G             Fort Myers, Florida
@ - 2007-08 3rd Team

Natasha Galloway – Central State             SR           C/F         Cincinnati, Ohio
Jalyssa Jackson - Urbana               JR            G/F        Fairborn, Ohio
Ijeoma Ofomata – Central State                SR           F/G        London, England
Tia Simms - Urbana         SR           F              Fremont, Ohio
Deyshia Williams – Univ. of D.C.                SR           F              Camden, New Jersey

Haley Ducey - Urbana    FR           G             Ottawa, Ohio
Jen Mitchell - Flagler       FR           G             Fort Myers, Florida
Lynsey Poole – Palm Beach Atlantic         FR           G             Atlanta, Georgia
Stephanie Rogers – Lake Erie      FR           C/F         Mentor, Ohio
Karly Stache – North Greenville FR           G             Louisville, Tennessee


Photo Credit: Lillian McGill-  by Lawrence Johnson


The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia. The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant economic engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro. 

Jackie Boynton, Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Alumni Relations, jboynton@udc.edu or 202.997.7161

Bernard S. Payton, Sports Information Director, 202.274.5064 (o), 202.498.9400 (c), 202.274.5065 (fax), bpayton@udc.edu, www.udcfirebirds.com