Blue, Kreager Named Best in 2004
April 23, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia honored its players at the 21st Annual Women’s Basketball Awards Banquet on Friday evening at University Hall.
Earning the team’s coveted Cavalier of the Year award for the second consecutive year was junior LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.). The 5-11 All-ACC guard also honored as the Best Defensive Player and the Best Offensive Player. Blue was recognized for leading the team in assists for the second straight season.
Junior co-captain Kate Kreager (Oak Hill, Va.) earned the Bob Williams Award for outstanding athletic and academic performances. The 6-3 forward was also presented the Thomas J. Ryan Memorial Scholarship for next season as a hard-working player committed to success. A transfer last season, Kreager became the first Cavalier ever to be named a team captain prior to donning a UVa uniform.
Senior Anna Prillaman (Midlothian, Va.) was named the squad’s Unsung Hero. The 5-10 guard led the Cavaliers in three-point shooting.
Freshman Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) earned Rookie of the Year honors. The 6-2 center saw action in every game as a true freshman.
Junior Jocelyn Logan-Friend (Cheverly, Md.) was named the team’s Most Improved Player. The 6-1 forward joined the starting line-up midway through the season and never looked back. She led UVa in blocked shots with 25.
Freshman Brenna McGuire (Winchester, Mass.) earned the Best Player in Practice Award. The 5-9 guard played in every game as a true freshman with 12 starts.
Freshman Alisa Wulff (Pickering, Ont., Canada) received the Preseason Conditioning Award. The 6-1 guard saw action in 25 games with four starts.
Sophomore Tiffany Sardin (Chicago, Ill.) was awarded the Alumni Scholarship for next season as the Cavalier who best exemplifies the spirit and dedication that make Virginia women’s basketball successful. The 6-1 forward served as the team’s co-captain during the 2003 season.
For the third consecutive year, junior Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) earned the Rebounding Award. The 6-2 All-ACC forward grabbed 5.6 rebounds per game.
Senior Safiya Grant-Fairley (Bronx, N.Y.) was recognized with the Highest Free Throw Percentage Award. The 5-6 guard paced UVa with a 83.8 free throw percentage.
Receiving the Coach’s Award for outstanding contributions to the team were David Bell (equipment room), Todd Goodale (video services), Victoria Goodloe (strength & conditioning), Katie McFadden (marketing & promotions), and Trenton Good (Marriott).