EDWARDSVILLE -- Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville women's basketball standouts Raven Berry and CoCo Moore were honored by the Ohio Valley Conference on Tuesday.
Berry, a senior center, became SIUE's inaugural first team All-OVC selection. Moore was named to the All-Newcomer team.
Berry recently became the first female in school history to record more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her collegiate career. After Saturday's overtime win at Eastern Illinois, Berry has 1,455 points and 1,014 rebounds.
She is SIUE's all-time leader in rebounds (1,014), rebound average (8.8), offensive rebounds (466), and offensive rebound average (4.1). The Collinsville native also is second all-time in free throws made (398) and games played (115).
This season, Berry became the seventh player in school history to record 500 or more field goals. She needs 8 more to pass Kim Lowe (1995-98) for fifth all-time and now has 527. Berry is second in games played with 115. The all-time leader is Melia Duncan (2008-12) with 117.
Berry was joined on the first team by UT Martin's Jasmin Newsome, Eastern Illinois' Ta'Kenya Nixon, UT Martin's Heather Butler, and Tennessee Tech's Diamond Henderson. The OVC second team consisted of Eastern Illinois' Mariah King, Eastern Kentucky's Alex Jones, Murray State's Mariah Robinson, Morehead State's Terrice Robinson, and Tennessee State's Kesi Hess.
Moore was among six players named to the All-Newcomer team. She joined Murray State freshman Erika Sisk, Southeast Missouri freshman Kara Wright, Belmont senior Jordan Coleman, Austin Peay freshman Tiasha Gray, and Tennessee Tech senior Lashay Davis.
Moore completed the OVC regular season as SIUE's third-leading scorer 9.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. She was among four SIUE players with 50 or more assists. Moore also was third on the team in steals with 38.
Newsome was named the Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year. Sisk was tabbed the Freshman of the Year. Eastern Illinois' Lee Buchanan was named the Coach of the Year.
SIUE (15-13) begins play in the OVC Tournament on Wednesday with a 2 p.m. first round game against Tennessee State (13-14) at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
The game will be broadcast on WSIE-FM (88.7) with Adam Young, the voice of the Gateway Grizzlies, on the play by play.
SIUE leads the series with a 3-1 record. Tennessee State and SIUE met once this season -- on Feb. 25 at SIUE. The Cougars used 24 points from freshman Jessie Wendt in a 75-69 victory. Jasmin Shuler and Kesi Hess combined for 46 of Tennessee State's 69 points in the loss to SIUE. The Tigers led that game by as many as 13 points in the first half before SIUE came back for the victory.
This is SIUE's first appearance in the OVC Tournament. The Cougars are 6-4 against teams in the OVC Tournament. SIUE will have to play three East Division teams -- Tennessee State, Belmont, Tennessee Tech -- to make its way to the OVC Tournament finals.
Althoff graduate Jazmin Hill needs three three-pointers to move into second place all-time for SIUE. She would pass Teri Evans (1992-95) with 172.