After sweeping District 12-3A in basketball, the district coaches showed a lot of respect to the Lady Cardinals with seven district awards handed out to Melissa players. There were three superlatives doled out to Lady Cardinals, including Whitney Taylor and Katie Webb sharing the Most Valuable Player award.

Cat Whitten was voted as the Defensive MVP, while the Melissa coaching staff was honored with Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Melissa also had two players named to the first team and another named to the second team.

All the district awards did not go to Lady Cardinals. Anna senior Dei Moreno was named the district’s Offensive MVP and was the sole Lady Coyote to receive a superlative award. Anna had two players named to the second team, an honorable mention and a freshman named to the All-defensive team.

Below is a list of the honors received by the Anna and Melissa players.

District 12-3A Awards

CO-MVP Whitney Taylor, SR, Melissa

Katie Webb, JR, Melissa

Offensive MVP Dei Moreno, SR, Anna

CO-Defensive MVP Cat Whitten, JR, Melissa

COACHING STAFF Melissa; Claude Webb, Michael Bardgett, Kenzie West, Heather Lane

First Team All-District Keonni Conkle, JR, Melissa

Megan Conlin, JR, Melissa

Second Team All-District Jaci Richardson, SO, Anna

Mikaela Gililland, SO, Anna

Gill Gray, FR, Melissa

All Defensive Team Avery Oonk, FR, Anna

Krista Butterfield, FR, Melissa

Honorable Mention Breeanna Dilldine, Anna

Academic All-District (90 and above average) Awards:

Melissa: Whitney Taylor, Katie Webb, Lauren Brown, Krista Butterfield, Megan Conlin, Cat Whitten, Bridie Burchett, Gill Gray and Hannah Tenney. Anna: Favor Abara, Tessa Hutto, Kylie Mize, Dei Moreno, Avery Oonk and Jaci Richardson.