Coker's Lau and Cohen Named All-Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Coker College junior women's basketball players Amber Lau (Mt. Wolfe, Pa.) and Jessica Cohen (Ladsen, S.C.) have been named to the 2011-12 Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams. Lau was a first team selection, while Cohen was a third team selection.

Lau, a guard, has been the Cobras offensive leader all season. She averaged more than 18 points per game with 5.7 rebounds per game. Lau scored 30 plus points twice during the season, including scoring a career high 37 against Queens on Feb. 21.

Cohen, a forward for the Cobras, was the team leader in rebounds with 8.2 per game and was second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.2 points per game. She recorded eight double-doubles during the season and scored a career high 27 against Lees-McRae on Jan. 21.

Behind Lau and Cohen the Cobra women won 11 of their final 15 games, finishing with a record of 11-6 in league play.

Conference Carolinas announces the 2011-12 Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshmen of the Year award winners in conjunction with the Conference Carolinas Basketball Tournament Championships taking place this week at league institutions. Head Coaches from conference member schools nominate and then vote on the award winners who represent the best of the best for the conference.

Below is the full list of Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball award winners.

Women's Player of the Year

Porsha Morgan, Erskine

Women's Freshman of the Year

Courtney Friddle, North Greenville

Women's Coach of the Year

Corey Fox, Limestone

Women's All-Conference 1st-Team

Porsha Morgan, Erksine

Maria Young, Limestone

Amber Lau, Coker

Brittany Cox, Pfeiffer

Shonice Pettaway, Queens

Women's All-Conference 2nd-Team

Tamara Nesmith, Mount Olive

Nyeshea Willie, Barton

Kaileigh West, Limestone

Andrea Jones, Mount Olive

Karly Stache, North Greenville

Women's All-Conference 3rd Team

Christina Carlis, North Greenville

Jannetta Robinson, Barton

Tia Williams, Limestone

Jessica Cohen, Coker

Krisceda Cotton, North Greenville