March 7, 2014
By Bill Nichols
The Dallas Morning News
SMU’s Keena Mays made the inaugural All-American Athletic Conference first team as voted by league coaches and officials. Mustangs Akil Simpson earned second team honors and Kiara Perry made All-Freshman.
Mays won the regular season scoring title, averaging a league-high 20.8 points per game. She is one of just two players in the conference with more than 600 points this season, becoming just the second player in SMU history to reach 600 in a season. The Arlington native also finished second in the league with a school-record 73 3-point field goals, and led the conference with a 38.2 shooting percentage behind the arc.
Simpson earned her third straight second-team all-conference award, averaging 13.7 points per game, ninth in The American, and a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game, seventh in the league. She became the 21st player to score 1,000 points in a career at SMU, reaching double figures in points 26 times in 29 games this season. She also became the first player with 10 double-doubles in a season at SMU since Janelle Dodds recorded 12 during the 2005-06 season.
Perry was named to the All-Freshman team, scoring 7.7 points with 4.8 rebounds per game. She scored at least 10 points 10 times this season, including seven conference games.