Hill named SWAC player of the year

Shakyla Hill tries to edge around a defender. Philip Fowler/The Gramblinite

The Lady Tigers defeated Texas Southern University to advance to the SWAC Championship semi-final game. Philip Fowler/The Gramblinite

Shakyla Hill, was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year, on Tuesday, March 12. 

Hill posted a double-double with a game-high 22 points and 10 assists as Grambling State advanced to the 2019 Toyota SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals with a 72-61 victory over Texas Southern at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. 

Hill also broke the Grambling State assists and steals records and became the all-time SWAC leader in steals, while becoming the first player in NCAA history with two career quadruple-doubles. 

The Lady Tigers are the fourth seed, and will meet top seed Southern at noon at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala. for the SWAC Championship semifinal game that will be streamed live on ESPN3 on Friday, March 15.