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Atkins named to CAA All-Tournament team

UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland – UNCW junior guard Kelva Atkins has been named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Championship, tournament officials announced Sunday.

A Second-Team All-CAA selection, Atkins averaged 27.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in leading UNCW to a 1-1 record in the championship held at Show Place Arena. She shot 42.2 percent from the field and 92.3 percent from the free-throw line in those contests and committed just four turnovers in 78 minutes played.

The Stem, N.C., product opened the championship with her second double-double of the season; scoring 21 points and adding 10 rebounds in leading UNCW to a 67-65 victory over William & Mary in the first round. Atkins also recorded five assists and three steals against the Tribe.

She followed that performance with a career-high 33 points in a 69-56 setback to eventual tournament champion James Madison in the quarterfinals. Atkins was 11-of-19 from the field and 9-of-10 at the free-throw line against the Dukes.

The award marks the second consecutive season that Atkins has been named to the All-Tournament Team at the CAA Championship. She was recognized after the 2013 championship as she averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games during the event.

2013 CAA Women's Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team Kelva Atkins – UNCW Kelsey Buchanan – Delaware Joy Caracciolo – Delaware Kirby Burkholder – James Madison Precious Hall – James Madison

Tournament MVP

Jazmon Gwathmey – James Madison

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