Limestone's Kearse Named Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Limestone College's women's basketball player Jasmine Kearse has been named the Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year for 2015-16, the Conference announced today. The award marks the second straight year a Limestone basketball player has won the award.

Kearse, a guard from St. Augustine, Fla., turned in one of the best seasons ever as a Saint during her junior campaign in 2015-16. She helped lead Limestone to a 30-1 overall record and the Conference Carolinas regular season championship and Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Championship.

Kearse averaged a conference best 21.6 points per game, while leading the league with 95 steals and finishing fifth with 110 assists. She reached double figures in points 30 out of 31 games, with 17 games of 20+ points. She would score 30 or more in four games and tied a program single-game record with 44 points in a win against Lees-McRae. Nationally, Kearse led NCAA Division II with 128 three-point field goals, while finishing ranked fourth with her 21.6 points per game average.


Jasmine Kearse 2015-16 Accolades:

  • 2016 WBCA All-American
  • 2016 D2CCA First-Team All-American
  • 2016 D2CCA Southeast Region Player of the Year
  • 2016 D2CCA First-Team All-Southeast Region
  • 2016 Conference Carolinas Tournament Most Valuable Player
  • 2016 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year
  • 2016 First-Team All-Conference Carolinas
  • 4x Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
  • USBWA Division II National Player of the Week
  • Women's Division II Bulletin Super 16 Preseason All-American
  • Hero Sports Second-Team Preseason All-American
  • 2015-16 NCAA Division II Statistical Champion – three-point field goals per game


Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year Winners

Conference Carolinas

2015-16             Jasmine Kearse, Limestone 

2014-15              Alicia Brookins, Limestone

2013-14              Nyeshea Willie, Barton

2012-13              Kay Schellenberg, Belmont Abbey

2011-12              Ashley Alderin-Fleagle, Limestone

2010-11              Racquel Prager, Limestone

2009-10              Tanya Zeferjahn, Queens

2008-09              Lauryn Wise, Limestone

2007-08              Samantha Mitchell, Mount Olive


Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference

2006-07              Deidra Langston, Anderson

2005-06              Keauna Vinson, Barton

2004-05              LaShonda Chiles, Anderson

2003-04              Tina Gonsalves, St. Andrews

2002-03              Jennifer Potts, Longwood

2001-02              Shemkia Reid, Barton

2000-01              Jen Calderwood, Lees-McRae

1999-00              Angela Placona, Belmont Abbey

1998-99              Missy Paterson, Coker

1997-98              Missy Paterson, Coker

1996-97              Missy Paterson, Coker

1995-96              Staci Albright, Coker


Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 12 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College and Southern Wesleyan University are currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.