Sandiettes Chipman and Jones Named to Team
By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter
GRAPELAND – While the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) released their All-State rosters earlier this month, the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) just released their All-State rosters this past Thursday.
The honors continued to roll in for a pair of Grapeland Sandiettes as senior Hannah Chipman and sophomore Teira Jones were both named to the TGCA Class 2A All-State team. The Grapeland duo helped lead the Sandiettes to the Class 2A State Championship Game where they fell by a final score of 60-56.
According to a press release from the THGCA, “The Texas Girls Coaches Association selects All-State teams in basketball for conferences 1A through 6A. Selections are made by the TGCA All-State Committee at their annual meeting during the UIL State Basketball Tournament from nominations submitted by TGCA member coaches.”
The media statement further stated, “The Committee members are selected by their peers during the regional meetings at Summer Clinic in July each year. The head varsity coach of a school must be a member of TGCA in good standing before the November 1st membership deadline for honors each year to be eligible to nominate athletes or receive honors. Up to 40 athletes per conference may be selected by the Committee.”
Both Chipman and Jones were also selected to the TABC All-State and All-Region Teams earlier this month.
Other area players to make the TGCA All-State roster include Neches Lady Tigers Makenzie Hudson,
Kacie Kimbrough, and Lexi Rogers in Class 1A while Palestine Lady Wildcat Destiny Matthews was also selected for post-season honors. Hudson was also selected for Academic All-State honors.
The All-State Nomination Guidelines are as follows:
- All State players are NOT required to be SENIORS.
- Coaches may nominate as many players as they choose.
- Stats must be included.
- All conferences shall have 40 athletes selected per conference for All-State honors.
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