UNCW 's Shatia Cole named 2nd team NCCSI All-State

UNCW 's Shatia Cole named 2nd team NCCSI All-State

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW senior guard Shatia Cole has been named as a second-team selection on the 2015-16 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association University Division All-State Women's Basketball Team. 

A starter in 23-of-30 games this season, Cole was the Seahawks' leading scorer with a 12.9 average. She also tallied a team-high 39 steals and ranked second on the squad with 73 assists. The Third-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection scored in double figures in 20 games, including a season-high 23 points against Hofstra on Jan. 15.

The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native played in 57 games for the Seahawks after transferring from Coastal Carolina and scored 662 points with 120 assists at UNCW. She scored the 1,000th point of her college career against the College of Charleston on Jan. 17 at Trask Coliseum.
Nominations were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

2015-16 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
All-State Women's Basketball Teams
First Team
Pos.    Name    Cl.    School    Hometown
G    Candace Brown    Sr.    Gardner-Webb    Hinton, W.Va.
G    Shay Burnett    So.    Elon    Graham, N.C.
G    Chatori Major    Jr.    UNC Asheville    Camp Lejeune, N.C.
G    Lucy Mason #    Sr.    UNCG    Stone Mountain, Ga.
F    Olivia Parker ^    Sr.    Gardner-Webb    Charlotte, N.C.
Second Team
Pos.    Name    Cl.    School    Hometown
F    Alexis Alexander    Sr.    Charlotte    Atlanta, Ga.
G    Shatia Cole    Sr.    UNCW    Myrtle Beach, S.C.
G    Tianna Knuckles    Jr.    UNC Asheville    Wendell, N.C.
C    Aprill McRae    Sr.    North Carolina A&T    Raleigh, N.C.
G    Lefty Webster ^    Jr.    Charlotte    Norfolk, Va.
# - 2014-15 NCCSIA All-State First Team
^ - 2014-15 NCCSIA All-State Second Team