Uniontown, PA - The USCAA has released their All-American and All-Academic teams for the 2018-2019 season, and once again, Johnson & Wales was proudly represented.
Loris Lawson was also recognized at the Winter Sports banquet as a member of the All-Academic Team. The Junior from Raleigh, NC qualified for the team by maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA with at least 24 academic hours completed.
The women's basketball team had two First Team All-American selections: Chase Muhammad and Ineesha Hankerson. Muhammad averaged 15.9 points per game while shooting 37.2% from the field. She shot 35.7% from the three point line, connecting on 45 tries. The sophomore guard from Charlotte, NC, also averaged 5.6 rebounds and 2.29 steals per game. She was named the inaugural EMAC postseason tournament MVP after averaging 25.5 points and 4.5 steals in the two games. She ranks in the top 25 nationally in scoring and the top 30 in steals. Hankerson, a 6' junior, averaged 16.7 points per game while collecting 10.8 rebounds per contest. Those averages rank 14th and 8th nationally. Hankerson finished the season shooting 59.7% from the field. The Charlotte native also averaged 1.67 blocks and 1.1 steals per game. Hankerson is one of five players in the country averaging at least 16 points and 10 rebounds per game. Both Muhammad and Hankerson were recognized as second team All-Americans in 2017-2018.
The men's team was represented by Robert Hobson. The junior guard was selected as a Second Team All-American after averaging 18 points per game, ranking him 23rd nationally. The 6'5" guard/forward from Huntersville, NC also added 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Hobson led the Wildcats in three point shooting, connecting on 104 threes on 37.1% shooting. His 3.5 made threes per game is sixth best in the country. He set a new career high with 36 points in JWU's 115-99 win over Warren Wilson on 2/13, and has scored 20 or more points on 13 occasions this season.