The event will take place from 5-9 p.m. at Market Square Park
Seven teams garner Sport Academic Awards
Scholarship named for Rice's Dr. James Castañeda
Rice recognized its own on Monday evening
More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
2014-15 (Sr.): Selected to the All-Conference USA Second Team … awarded the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship … named to the six-person C-USA All-Academic Team with a 3.47 GPA … ranked ninth in the nation in rebounds per game (11.7) and 11th in the country in defensive rebounds per game (8.0) … also ranked 23rd in the nation in offensive rebounds per game (4.0) and 38th in the country in double-doubles (13) … led all of C-USA in total rebounding and defensive rebounds per game … posted career-highs with 30 points (career-high 13 made field goals) and 19 rebounds in a Senior Day victory over UTEP to help the Owls clinch a berth into the conference tournament … named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... nominated for the WBCA Good Works Team.
2013-14 (Jr.): Played and started in 29 games ... second on the team in both points (7.7) and rebounds (6.9) per game ... averaged 23.7 minutes ... shot 43 percent from the field, third best on the team ... recorded four double-doubles, including a monster 21-point, 15-rebound performance against UTEP (Mar. 1) in the home finale, both of which were career-highs ... scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a road win at Tulsa (Feb. 12) ... third on team in total free throws made (32) ... scored 12 points against nationally ranked Michigan State (Nov. 23) ... scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a win over Incarnate Word (Jan. 3) ... second on the team with 14 blocks ... tabbed the Rice Defensive Player of the Year ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012-13 (So.): Averaged 11.0 PPG and 8,4 RPG from Feb. 17 to the end of the season ... 12 points and 3 assists against SMU (Mar. 7) ... Double-double at Houston (Mar. 3) ... Double-double (11 pts, 11 reb) against Marshall (Feb. 24) ...12 points and 10 rebounds, with three assists and three steals (Feb. 21) ... Scored 10 points with seven rebs at Tulsa (Feb. 17) ... 14 reb at Tulane (Feb. 14) ... 11 reb and four steals against Houston (Feb. 10) ... Six points and eight rebounds playing in her home-area at Memphis (Jan. 31) ... Scored 14 points with eight rebs at SMU (Jan. 20) ... Scored eight of Rice's first 11 points, giving the Owls a 11-8 lead over the Mustangs ... Scored 17 pts with 9 rebs and three assists against Tulane (Jan. 17) ... Posted her first career double double against Tulsa (Jan. 13) with 11 points, and 15 rebounds ... Picked up four steals at East Carolina (Jan. 10) ... Seven points against No. 24 Texas A&M (Jan. 1) ... Scored five points with eight rebounds against Lamar (Dec. 30) ... Grabbed 14 boards against UTPA (Dec. 28) ... Picked up 15 rebounds against UTSA (Dec. 20) ... Scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Chicago State (Dec. 13) ... Posted 11 points, including her second career 3-pointer, and seven rebounds, against No. 3 Baylor (Nov. 27) ... Came down with nine rebounds at Texas State (Nov. 20) ... Led the team with seven rebounds and scored four points at Tennessee Tech, playing in her home state (Nov. 17) ... Scored 12 points with 8 rebounds against Prairie View A&M (Nov. 9)
Conference USA All-Freshman Team Team Newcomer of the Year Award
Conference USA Freshman of the Week (Dec. 19, Feb. 27)
In first collegiate contest, scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, with 4 steals at Prairie View A&M... Had 4 rebounds at Oklahoma State... Scored 13 points with 9 boards vs. HBU... 7 rebounds at Chicago State... Season-high 12 rebounds and 8 points at Valparaiso... 5 points and 10 rebounds vs. Alcorn State and 5 rebounds vs. UALR... Scored career-high 18 points vs. Texas State with 6 rebounds... Team-high 10 points and 5 rebounds at UAB... Scored 7 points with 9 rebounds in win over SMU... Tallied 8 points with 4 rebounds vs. Southern Miss... Tallied 11 points with 5 rebounds in win at SMU... Scored 10 points with 6 rebounds vs. Houston... 8 points and team-high 6 rebounds in win at UTEP... Scored 8 points and second on squad with 11 rebounds in WBI tourney game at Sam Houston State.
A 2011 graduate of Germantown High School... Three-year starter and letterwinner for coach Kristen Reich... Memphis Commercial-Appeal Shelby Suburban Female Athlete of the Year... Team MVP as a senior... Germantown HS Female Athlete of the Year... First team All-District 15-AAA... Averaged 9.1 ppg and 10.9 rpg her senior year... Also lettered twice in volleyball... Scored 8 points with 5 rebounds at UCF.
Full name: Christal Joy Porter... Born: Dec. 16, 1993... Parents: Michael Porter and Cindi Quarles (one brother)... Uncle Rod McNeil played football at USC and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints... Uncle Fred McNeil played football for UCLA and for the Minnesota Vikings... College: Lovett.
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