UNO's Randi Brown named Preseason First Team All-SLC
University of New Orleans guard Randi Brown has been selected Preseason First Team All-Southland Conference.
One of the nation’s leading scorers last season, Brown was a first-team all-conference selection as a junior after earning third-team honors as a soph-omore in 2016.
“It’s a tremendous individ-ual accomplishment for Randi,” New Orleans Head Coach Keeshawn Davenport said in a news release last month. “But I’m sure she is so tunnel-vision right now. She’s looking towards the postseason for this year’s team.”
A senior from Houma, Brown led the Southland Conference in scoring average at 22 points a game and total points (659) a year ago. She was seventh nationally among Division I scorers.
On New Year’s Eve in 2016, Brown smashed New Orleans’ all-time single game scoring mark with a 45-point outing against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, leading the Privateers to a 75-54 win. She broke the record of 44 points set in 1981 by New Orleans All American and former Harlem Globetrotter Sandra Hodge.
Brown, who was the first New Orleans player selected Freshman of the Year in the Southland Conference in 2015, has scored 1,470 points in her career at the University of New Orleans and needs 289 points to move into second place on the school’s all-time scoring list, surpassing Carvie Upshaw (1,759).
Brown was Southland Conference Player of the Week three times during the 2016-17 season and led the Privateers in assists (2.7), steals (1.9), and minutes played (927).
As a team, the Privateers recorded their best season yet in the Southland, finishing 14-14 overall, 9-9 in conference play and qualifying for the Southland Conference Tournament for the first time.
The Privateers will open the 2017-18 season in the Preseason WNIT Friday in Lafayette against the UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns.
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