SPRAY AND FELDHAUS NAMED ALL-OVC; PERRY EARNS SPOT ON ALL-NEWCOMER SQUAD
February 27, 2018
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Three players from the University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team earned postseason honors from the Ohio Valley Conference on Tuesday afternoon as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.
UT Martin sophomore guard Kendall Spray was named to the All-OVC first team while senior forward Ashton Feldhaus earned a spot on the All-OVC second team for the second consecutive year. Freshman Chelsey Perry capped off the team’s postseason honors by earning a spot on the OVC All-Newcomer squad.
A native of Lebanon, Tenn., Spray became the 10th player in program history to earn All-OVC first team honors after ranking as one of the league’s top scorers and the nation’s elite three-point threats. Spray ranked fourth in the OVC by averaging 17.8 points per game while tallying 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.5 assists per game in 34.8 minutes per game. Along with her high scoring output, Spray ranks second nationally with 117 made three-pointers, fourth in three-point field goals per game (3.9), fifth in three-point field goals attempted (269) and 21st in three-point field goal percentage (43.5 percent).
Spray tallied 27 games in double figures – including 10 games over 20 points and three games with 30 points or more. Her best game of the season came against Rhodes College on Dec. 7 when she scored a career-high 35 points while knocking down a single-game record 11 three-pointers. On the season, Spray has made 117 three-pointers, ranking as a new single-season record while notching 14 games with at least four made three-pointers.
Hailing from Richmond, Ky., Feldhaus has overcome physical limitations during her senior campaign to notch All-OVC second team honors for the second time in her career. Feldhaus took her game to another level in league play, averaging 10.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
Feldhaus tallied 10 games in double figures, all coming in OVC play. Her best game of the season came against Southeast Missouri on Feb. 10 when she tied a career-high with 23 points while knocking down 7-of-15 shots. Another stellar performance came against Murray State on Jan. 6 where she scored 19 points on 8-of-8 shooting from the field.
A native of Middleton, Tenn., Perry burst onto the scene in a big way for the Skyhawks, starting in 29 of 30 games as a freshman while becoming the 11th player in program history to earn a spot on the OVC All-Newcomer squad. Perry has proved dynamic during her freshman season, averaging 11.1 points. 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. She also ranks as the league’s fourth top-scoring freshman and ranks third nationally amongst true freshmen with a free throw percentage of 84.6 percent. Additionally, she ranks seventh in the league in blocked shots (32).
Perry has tallied 18 games in double figures – along with three games over 20 points against Morehead State (24), Southeast Missouri (21) and Morehead State (21). She tallied her first career double-double against Eastern Illinois on Jan. 18, tallying 16 points and 11 rebounds. The forward also tallied another career-high with 12 rebounds against Austin Peay. Ranking as one of the league’s top shot blockers, Perry sent three blocks away five different occasions while ranking 10th on the program’s single-season list with 32.
The trio will open up play in the OVC Basketball Championship as the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 7 seed Southeast Missouri on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Tipoff from the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. is scheduled for 3 p.m.