DENVER – CSU Bakersfield’s Jazmyne Bartee received three different honors Monday as the Western Athletic Conference announced its annual awards, following a vote of the WAC’s eight head coaches.
Bartee, a 6-2 redshirt junior from Scottsdale, Ariz., was named second team All-Conference, selected to the WAC’s Al-Defensive Team, and earned a spot on the WAC’s All-Newcomer team. Bartee broke the CSUB Division I school record for most blocks in a season at NM State with four. The 6-2 center has blocked 69 shots entering this week’s play. The old CSUB mark was 52 set by Janae Coffee during the 2012-13 season. The overall CSUB school record was Jessi Loring’s 56, tallied during the 2005-06.
Bartee led the conference in blocked shots and is 23rd in Division I in the category. She averaged 8.1 points and was fourth in the conference in rebounding at 7.0 per game.
Aja Williams joined Bartee on the All-WAC Newcomer team. She averaged 11.3 points and 4.0 rebounds during the regular season.
NM State’s Moriah Mack earned WAC Player of the Year honors. Seattle U’s Kamira Sanders was named WAC Freshman of the Year and NM State’s Mark Trakh won WAC Coach of the Year for the third straight season.
CSUB, the third seed, takes on the sixth seed, Utah Valley Wednesday night in the first round of the WAC Tournament. Coverage begins on the WAC Digital Network at 7 p.m.