Adams Named GAC Player of the Year

Arkansas Tech University’s Fatima Adams has been selected 2015-16 Great American Conference women’s basketball player of the year.

A senior forward from Bryan, Texas, Adams is averaging 21.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game this season. She leads the GAC and ranks fourth in NCAA Division II in scoring. Adams also ranks among the conference leaders in rebounding (3rd), field goal percentage (3rd, .580) and offensive rebounds (3rd, 3.4 per game).

Over the course of her two years with the Golden Suns, Adams has scored 1,172 career points. She is the first Arkansas Tech women’s basketball player to average more than 20 points per game in back-to-back seasons since Lanell Dawson in 1988-89 and 1989-90.

Adams was also voted to the 2015-16 All-GAC first team. It is her second consecutive All-GAC selection.

Arkansas Tech’s Anissa Pounds secured her third consecutive All-GAC honor by earning a place on the 2015-16 All-GAC second team.

Pounds, a junior guard from Kotka, Finland, is averaging 12 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. She ranks among the top five in the GAC in 3-point field goal percentage and 3-point field goals made.

The nationally 15th-ranked Golden Suns (23-3) will begin their postseason by facing the University of Arkansas-Monticello in the first round of the 2016 GAC Tournament on Friday, March 4. Tip-off at Bruin Fieldhouse in Bartlesville, Okla., is set for 5:45 p.m.

Radio station KCJC 102.3 FM and will have live coverage.