Louisiana senior Ty’Reona Doucet has earned Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second straight season.
Doucet also picked up All-SBC First Team honors on Monday, while sophomore Makayia Hallmon received All-SBC Third Team honors.
Under longtime coach Garry Brodhead, Louisiana has now had five seasons in which at least two players earn All-SBC players.
Doucet was the Ragin’ Cajuns top player throughout the season, averaging 11.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game overall, while averaging a double-double in league play with 13.0 points and 11.3 boards per contest.
Doucet also recorded 42 blocks on the season, which ranked third in the league and 70th in Division I.
Hallmon meanwhile was one of the most prolific scorers on the team, ranking second in scoring with 11.7 points per contest overall and 13.6 points in SBC play.
Hallmon led the team in scoring four times this year and has had 15 games with 10+ points, including 21-point performances this season against Troy and ULM.
With its win on Saturday, the Ragin’ Cajuns clinched the No. 3 seed and will play in the quarterfinals of the SBC Tournament on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Pensacola Bay Center. Louisiana will face the winner of (6) Texas State and (11) South Alabama.
2022 Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Awards
Coach of the Year: Shereka Wright, UTA
Player of the Year: Starr Jacobs, UTA
Defensive Player of the Year: Ty’Reona Doucet, Louisiana
Freshman of the Year: Lauryn Pendleton, Arkansas State
Newcomer of the Year: Alexia Allesch, App State
Sixth Woman of the Year: Terren Ward, Georgia Southern
All-Sun Belt Conference Teams (ties were not broken)
Aja Blount, Coastal Carolina
Ty’Reona Doucet, Louisiana
Starr Jacobs, UTA
Da’Nasia Hood, Texas State
Felmas Koranga, Troy
Alexia Allesch, App State
Sali Kourouma, Little Rock
Terren Ward, Georgia Southern
Terryn Milton, UTA
Kennedy Taylor, Texas State
Janay Sanders, App State
Mayra Caicedo, Little Rock
Trinitee Jackson, Arkansas State
Makayia Hallmon, Louisiana
Kyren Whittington, ULM
Amber Leggett, Troy