Ty’Reona Doucet, Brandi Williams and Skyler Goodwin were recognized for their stellar play throughout the historic 2020-21 season when the trio earned spots on the Sun Belt’s All-Conference Teams, the league office announced on Thursday afternoon.
Doucet, who became the first Ragin’ Cajun to earn First Team honors since Jaylyn Gordon did so following the 2016-17 season, was also named the Sun Belt’s Defensive Player of the Year. She is the first player in program history to garner the recognition.
Williams, who was tabbed as a Preseason Third Team All-Conference selection, earned a spot on the Second Team following her junior season, while Goodwin earned a spot on the Third Team.
Louisiana’s three honorees marks the first time since 1984 and the first time in the Sun Belt era that the team has had three players earn All-Conference honors in the same season.
Doucet ranked third on the team in scoring, averaging 10.7 points per contest while leading the team in total rebounds (154) and blocks (33). On the year, she nearly averaged a double-double in league play, boasting 10.8 points and 8.7 boards per contest.
The Ville Platte native led the Sun Belt with a 52.4 percent (82-for-152) field goal shooting percentage, while averaging 8.1 rebounds per game, the seventh best average in the conference and the 125th-best average in the nation.
Defensively, she owned 33 blocks on the year, the second most in the league and the 68th most nationally. She had three or more blocks in four games, including a season-high five blocks against Arkansas State on Feb. 5. Additionally, she recorded 20 steals on the year.
Williams led the team in scoring in league play and the tournament, averaging 12.0 points per game, the 13th-best average in the league, while scoring in double figures 10 times in that stretch, including a 20-point outing at Texas State (Jan. 1) and a career-high 32-point performance at ULM (Feb. 13).
A native of Lake Charles, Williams owned a 44.8 3-point field goal percentage (43-for-96) and a 81.8 free throw percentage (81-for-99). She made 43 triples on the year, the second most in the Sun Belt and 130th in the nation.
Her shooting percentage from long range was the best in the league, while her free throw percentage ranked sixth in the conference and 90th nationally.
Goodwin ranked second on the team in league play by averaging 11.2 points per contest, while grabbing 102 rebounds, good for an average of 6.0 boards per game. She boasted a 79.8 free throw percentage, the eighth-best in the league, and was effective from long range, shooting at a 34.4 percent clip (22-for-64).
A native of Baton Rouge, Goodwin averaged 34.7 minutes per contest in league play, the third-highest average among conference performers. She also dished out 28 assists, the second most on the team, and blocked four shots, tied for the second most on the team.
The trio helped the team earn the program’s first Sun Belt Conference Regular Season title and an appearance in the Sun Belt Tournament Championship Game.
2020-21 SUN BELT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTSEASON HONORS
All-Sun Belt First Team
Alexus Dye, Troy
Pre Stanley, App State
Ty'Reona Doucet, Louisiana
Antoinette Lewis, South Alabama
Da'Nasia Hood, Texas State
All-Sun Belt Second Team
Felmas Koranga, Troy
Brandi Williams, Louisiana
Teal Battle, Little Rock
Lainey Gosnell, Appalachian State
Jasmine Robinson, Troy
All-Sun Belt Third Team
Aja Blount, Coastal Carolina
Skyler Goodwin, Louisiana
Taylor Hosendove, Georgia State
Tiyah Johnson, Troy
Mayra Caicedo, Little Rock
Women's Basketball Player of the Year: Alexus Dye, Troy
Defensive Player of the Year: Ty'Reona Doucet, Louisiana
Freshman of the Year: Terren Ward, Georgia Southern
Newcomer of the Year: Felmas Koranga, Troy
Coach of the Year: Chanda Rigby, Troy
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