FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida SouthWestern State guard Sheslanie Laureano has been named one of eight finalists for the 2020 World Exposure Freshman of the Year award as announced by the organization on Monday.
Laureano had an outstanding rookie season for the Bucs earning First Team All-Conference honors while averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. She played in all 31 and started a team high 30 games for the Suncoast Conference Champs as a freshman, playing a team high 27.1 minutes per game. She scored in double figures in 25 of 31 games this season, putting up 20 or more five different times including three 27 point efforts. Also a stalwart on the defensive end, Laureano picked off a team best 2.3 steals per game, registering four or more steals seven different times.
Other finalists for the award, which will be announced later this week include Kobe King-Hawea (Gillette), Danja Stafford (Eastern Arizona), Awa Sidibe (Salt Lake), Taiyanna Jackson (Trinity Valley), Chanaya Pinto (Nothwest Florida St.), Leah Mafua (Otero), and Isadora Sousa (Chipola).