Jasmine Grice was named the 2014 MEAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announced last week.
Grice, a graduate student from Quincy and 2009 graduate of East Gadsden High School, was voted as the player of the year by the coaches and sports information directors of the MEAC.
Grice led the conference in scoring, averaging 25.4 points, while grabbing 6.4 rebounds per-game. She shot 40 percent from the field (150-of-381) and 83 percent from the free throw line. She also led the country in steals, grabbing 3.9 per game, which was tops in NCAA Division I. She finished with five double-doubles, including a 27 point, 10 rebound game against Bethune-Cookman.
Grice is a 5-9 backcourt ace, and is one of the most decorated prep players in decades. The multi-talented performer has put the FAMU, MEAC and NCAA record books under siege over the last two years, shaking off injuries to finish her career on fire.
She finished the regular season leading all NCAA Division-I women’s players with 113 steals, good for a 3.9 per game average, giving her back-to-back 100 steals seasons. She ranks fifth all-time in FAMU history with 267 steals, and she is the fourth Lady Rattler to have 100 or more steals in a season.
In addition, she is a prolific scorer, with 1,750 career points in 101 games, ranking her third all-time on the FAMU charts, and her 25.4 scoring average this season is tops in the MEAC and fifth in Division-I.
She is the only FAMU women’s player and just the second FAMU basketball player overall to score 700 points in a season, currently standing at 736 points.
Recently, she scored 40 points against Morgan State, the second 40-point game in her career and it was her 10th game of 30 or more points in the last two seasons.