WBB: Bayley Plummer Named Third Team All-Sun Belt

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WBB: Bayley Plummer Named Third Team All-Sun Belt


NEW ORLEANS – For her stellar sophomore season, Appalachian State University women’s basketball center Bayley Plummer (Thomasville, N.C./East Davidson) was named to the All-Sun Belt Third Team, announced by the league office on Monday.

Plummer is one of four sophomores to receive postseason recognition on the all-conference teams. The Thomasville, N.C., native’s vast improvement from her freshman campaign to this season led to her first Sun Belt postseason honor. Plummer more than doubled her production with career highs across the board. 

This season, she started in all 29 games while seeing 32.7 minutes of playing time, which is sixth in the league. Plummer’s season has been predicated on rebounding and defense, as she was the lone player in the conference to average more than 10 rebounds a game with a staggering average of 11.4, which is 13th in the country. Plummer is fifth in the league in blocks (1.6 bpg) and one of three players to rank in the top five in both swats and rebounds. She was as a consistent of a rebounder you could ask for where she posted 10 or more rebounds in 23 games with seven games of 15 or more off the glass including a personal-high 20 rebounds against UTA, which tied for the ninth highest in a single game and one of six players in App history to accomplish the feat. Her rebounding numbers are the highest in the conference since the 2009-10 season (Alysha Clark; Middle Tennessee State – 11.6 rpg). 

Her gaudy rebounding average is the highest by a Mountaineer since the 1990-91 season (Shannon Thomas – 12.0 rpg) and the fifth highest in a single season by a player. Also, her 330 rebounds and counting surpassed the previous sophomore mark of 328 set by Valorie Whiteside in 1985-86 and the second-highest mark in a season overall. Plummer is just one of five student-athletes all-time to post at least 300 rebounds in a campaign.

Not only was Plummer a force on the glass, but she was a double-double machine with a league-high 12 games of at least 10 points and 10 rebounds. Highlighting her 12 double-doubles was a monster performance of 16 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks at Marshall that led to her selection to NCAA.com’s Starting Five. She joined some of the top players across the nation in Chennedy Carter (Texas A&M), Brooke McCarty (Texas), Teaira McCowan (Mississippi State), and Jessica Shepard (Notre Dame)

Plummer and the Mountaineers aim to continue their season when they face Arkansas State on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. (ET) in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament in New Orleans. 

All-Sun Belt First Team
Ronjanae DeGray, Little Rock (Junior, Forward, Odessa, Texas)
Jas Adams, Coastal Carolina (Senior, Guard, Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Chyna Ellis, South Alabama (Senior, Center, Cordova, Tenn.)
Rebekah VanDijk, UTA (Senior, Center, Nazareth, Texas)
Taeler Deer, Texas State (Senior, Guard, Houston, Texas)
All-Sun Belt Second Team
Akasha Westbrook, Arkansas State (Junior, Guard, Malvern, Ark.)
DJ Williams, Coastal Carolina (Sophomore, Guard, Moreno Valley, Calif.)
Toshua Leavitt, Texas State (Junior, Guard, Nixa, Mo.)
Kayla Robinson, Troy (Sophomore, Guard, Clyo, Ga.)
Amber Rivers, Troy (Sophomore, Forward, Birmingham, Ala.)
All-Sun Belt Third Team
Bayley Plummer, Appalachian State (Sophomore, Center, Thomasville, N.C.)
Monique Townson, Little Rock (Senior, Guard, Kansas City, Mo.)
Keanna Keys, Little Rock (Graduate, Forward, Sumrall, Miss.)
Simone Fields, Louisiana (Senior, Forward, San Antonio, Texas )
Crystal Allen, UTA (Senior, Guard, Fort Worth, Texas)
Sun Belt Player of the Year
Taeler Deer, Texas State (Senior, Guard, Houston, Texas)
Sun Belt Defensive of the Year
Chyna Ellis, South Alabama (Senior, Center, Cordova, Tenn.)
Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
Savannah Jones, South Alabama (Freshman, Guard, Ocean Springs, Miss.)
Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year
Sky’Lynn Holmes, Troy (Junior, Forward, Mount Pleasant, Texas)
Sun Belt Coach of the Year
Joe Foley, Little Rock