by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Freshman guard Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) has been named Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Freshman of the Year while also garnering All-PBC Third Team honors as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.
Keys put together a sensational rookie campaign, averaging 16.6 points a game overall and 18.6 a game in conference play, both good for second in the PBC.
She was also among the league leaders in free-throw percentage at 77.6 percent, ranking her fourth overall. Keys was second on the team in assists dishing out 2.3 a game while grabbing 3.5 rebounds.
She scored in double-digits 22 times for the ‘Cats this season with a career-high 29 in the season finale against No. 4 Clayton State University.
The three-time Bobcat Athlete of the Week becomes just the second GC women’s basketball player to earn PBC Freshman of the Year as Dominique Huffin (2007-11) won in 2007.
Her All-PBC Third Team accolade gives Georgia College 32 such honors all-time.
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