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Brendan McNeal (12), Shelbi McKenzie (1) and Alexis Manning (24) each earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete honors for the 2
Basketball - Mon, Mar. 13, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University guard Brendan McNeal (JR/Locust Grove, GA) has been named to the 2016-17 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete team by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and Point guards Alexia Manning (JR/Columbus, GA) and Shelbi McKenzie (JR/Stone Mountain, GA) have been named to the 2016-17 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete team by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).


A total of 175 men's basketball student-athletes and 286 women's basketball student-athletes earned selection to the lists.  In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or Sports Information Director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved an academic standing of junior or higher.


McNeal, who also received All-Academic team honors from the Appalachian Athletics Conference (AAC), averaged 2.2 points with 4 three-pointers and 38 assists in 23 games and completed his third season of Point men's basketball.  Point, directed by first-year head coach Darryl Slack, went 2-29 overall and 1-19 in AAC contests during the 2016-17 season.


Manning averaged 9.4 points with 29 three-pointers, 44 assists and 43 steals and has been both a starter and important reserve player for Point for two seasons and has scored 651 points with 64 three-pointers and has gathered 180 rebounds and passed 118 assists in 58 career games.  She earned All-Appalachian Athletics Conference second team honors in each of the last two seasons.  McKenzie averaged 2.3 points per game in 10 games played during a season cut short by injury.  McKenzie and Manning also earned AAC All-Academic honors this season.


Coached by Tory Wooley (Fifth season), Point women's basketball recorded 23 wins (23-7) for the second consecutive season and placed third in the AAC regular standings with a 16-6 record, including nine wins in its last 10 AAC games and at least one victory against all 11 of its conference opponents.  The Skyhawks lost in the AAC Tournament quarterfinals to eventual tournament champion Bryan College.