SOSU's Buckingham named GAC Player of the Year

DURANT, Okla. - Kevin Buckingham took home the Great American Conference Player of the Year award to highlight a group of five Southeastern players to earn from the GAC on Wednesday night in Bartlesville, Okla.

Jett Jobe was a second team selection, with Kellen Manek and Adam Dworksy earning honorable mention. Kayo Goncalves also joined Dworsky and Manek as GAC Distinguished Scholar Athletes for student athletes who carry a 3.7 GPA or better while competing.

Buckingham, a native of Keller, Texas, ranked in the top-five in the league in both scoring and rebounding. He was tied for second in the GAC in scoring with 20.5 ppg and was the league's top rebounder with 9.4 rpg. He also ranked third in field goal percentage, hitting 58.9 percent of his shots and also ranked in the league's top-10 in blocks with 0.9 per game and steals at 1.2 per contest. He also led the league with 11 double-doubles and posted 15 20-point scoring outings.

Southeastern's Katie Webb, Briley Moon, and Alix Robinson each took home Great American Conference honors on Wednesday night on the eve of the GAC Tournament.

Webb, a junior from Melissa, Texas, earned first team All-GAC honors after leading the conference in scoring with 20.5 ppg and was top 10 in the league in rebounding with 7.4 rpg before an injury ended her season. She shot 52.5 percent from the floor for the season, while adding 56 assists on the season along with 33 steals and 11 blocked shots.

Moon, a freshman from Martin's Mill, Texas, was tabbed the GAC's Freshman of the Year after averaging 10.5 ppg on the season and shooting 45.5 percent from the floor, including a 43.0 percent effort from beyond the arc. She added 4.1 rebounds per game while dishing out 45 assists on the season along with a team-high 51 steals.