FRANKFORT, Ky. – Sisters Chelsea and MaKenzie Cluesman headlined the awards won by UVa-Wise women's basketball players at the annual banquet held by the Mid-South Conference on Wednesday. Chelsea earned her second consecutive first-team all- conference award and MaKenzie claimed Co-Freshman of the Year accolades.
Chelsea finished her senior season averaging 17.2 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game. This season also saw the senior eclipse the 1,000 point plateau, she finished with 1,410 points, while also grabbing her 800th rebound. The forward also finished with nine double-doubles, including a career-high 36 point performance at Campbellsville where she also snagged 10 rebounds. The 1,410 points rank Chelsea ninth in scoring in the history of the women's basketball program at UVa-Wise.
MaKenzie completed her first season of collegiate basketball as one of the top players on her team. She averaged 11 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in a freshman campaign that saw her play in 26 games and start in 22. MaKenzie drained 47 three point baskets as she shot a team-high 33.6 percent from beyond the arc. The younger Cluesman turned up her play in Mid-South play as she led the league in three pointers made per league contest at over two per game.
In total, 10 student-athletes earned first-team all-conference honors with Lindsey Wilson's Ashley Rainey garnering Player of the Year status. Cumberlands' (Ky.) Ashley Mullins joined MaKenzie as Co-Freshman of the Year.
Older sister Chelsea also joined three other Cavs as members of the all-academic team. Jaydee Brewer, Christine Nyobye, and Charlotte Reasor joined Chelsea on the squad. To earn all-academic status, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore while maintaining a 3.25 grade point average while being in good standing with his or her academic institution.