When Conference USA released its women’s all-conference basketball honors on Sunday, there was plenty of Houston flavor up and down the lists.Three Houston Cougars and one Rice Owl made the All-C-USA first team and and five total players from the local schools made one of the all-league teams.

The five-member All-C-USA first team consists of UH seniors Courtney Taylor and Brittney Scott, junior Porsche Landry, Rice freshman Jessica Kuster and Memphis guard Brittany Carter.

Rice senior Morgan Mayse was named to the All-C-USA third team.

Kuster and Taylor each received multiple honors. Kuster was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team and All-Defensive team. Taylor was named to the All-Defensive team as well.

Taylor was the 2009-10 C-USA Player of the Year. She is C-USA’s third-leading scorer this season, averaging 15.9 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game. She is fourth in the nation in double-doubles this season with 19.

Scott (16.3 points per game) is the league’s leading scorer and Landry (14.9) is fourth. All three have helped lead the Cougars (25-4, 16-0 C-USA) to the C-USA regular season championship and an undefeated mark in conference play, making them the second team in C-USA history to accomplish that feat.

Kuster has exploded onto the C-USA scene for the Owls by averaging 14 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. She was selected as the C-USA Freshman of the Week a record 10 times this season and she is the nation’s second leading rebounder among Division I freshmen. She has 12 double-doubles this season and ranks second in Rice history in single-season rebounds with 325.

Mayse is the Owls’ second leading scorer (11.5 points per game) and averages 4.3 rebounds per game.


ALL C-USA FIRST TEAMCourtney Taylor, Sr., F, HoustonBrittney Scott, Sr., G., HoustonPorsche Landry, Sr., PG, HoustonBrittany Carter, Jr., G, MemphisJessica Kuster, Fr., F, RiceALL‐C‐USA SECOND TEAMTynikki Crook, Sr., F, MarshallDanielle Nunn, Sr., G, TulaneD’Nay Daniels, Sr., G, UCFChelsie Wiley, Sr., G, UCFGloria Brown, Jr‐TF., F, UTEPALL‐C‐USA THIRD TEAMKim Gay, Sr., F, East CarolinaMorgan Mayse, Sr., F, RiceTanesha Washington, Sr., G, Southern MissRachel Vigers, Jr., F, Southern MissTiffany Aidoo, Sr., G/F, TulaneALL-FRESHMAN TEAMJessica Kuster, F, RiceAkil Simpson, F, SMUJamierra Faulkner, PG, Southern MissKarisma Chapman, F, UABKelli Willingham, G, UTEPALL-DEFENSIVE TEAMCourtney Taylor, Sr., F, HoustonRamses Lonlack, Jr., G, MemphisJessica Kuster, Fr., F, RiceRoshaunda Barnes, Sr., G, TulaneAisha Patrick, Jr., G, UCF