Accolades Keep Coming for McFarland, Faleru

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Tia Faleru was a College Sports Madness All-SEC second team selection.
Tia Faleru was a College Sports Madness All-SEC second team selection.

March 5, 2014


OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss senior guard Valencia McFarland and junior forward Tia Faleru continue to get accolades after the regular season as both earned spots on the College Sports Madness All-SEC teams. Faleru was a second-team selection while McFarland earned a spot on the fourth team.

McFarland, an Edwards, Miss., native was a preseason second team selection who leads Ole Miss in scoring with 16.9 point per game and 6.3 assists per game. This season, the senior guard scored her 1,500th career point, becoming one of just seven players in program history to score 1500 points in program history. McFarland currently has 1,614 career points and will graduate as the No. 6 scorer at Ole Miss. McFarland, has scored 20 or more points on 12 occasions this season and has reached double figures in each of Ole Miss’ last seven games.  

The senior has started in 116 of the 117 career games she has played and has made 107 consecutive starts, dating back to her freshman year. McFarland is on pace to join former Ole Miss great Armintie Price as the only Rebels to lead their team in steals in four consecutive years and will also become one of five players with 1,000 points and 500 assists. McFarland is a two-time finalist for the C Spire/Gillom Trophy, awarded to the top women’s basketball player in Mississippi.

Faleru, a C Spire Wireless Gillom Trophy finalist, is leading the Rebels in nearly every statistical category. The Ozark, Ala., native is scoring 16.8 points per game and pulling down an SEC-best 9.8 rebounds per game to lead Ole Miss.  Faleru is having her finest season in an Ole Miss uniform, recording 15 double-doubles and scoring in double figures in 22 games. She recorded a career-best 31 points and 16 rebounds against Kentucky, recording the first 30-point game since Kayla Melson in 2009-10.  

Faleru, Co-SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 25, is 55 points from the 1,000-point milestone and will become the 26th player in program history to reach the milestone. In Ole Miss’ eight games against ranked foes, Faleru is averaging 19.5 points and 8.0 rebounds and has scored in double-figures in seven of the eight meetings.   

For the complete College Sports Madness list of All-SEC awards click here.

Ole Miss, the No. 14 seed for the SEC Tournament, opens action on Wednesday (March 5) against No. 11 seed Arkansas at 7:30 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised live on Sports South and will also be available on the WatchESPN App.  For women’s basketball ticket information, go to or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587.).

For all Ole Miss women’s basketball news and information, go to, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWBB, Facebook at Ole Miss WBB and on Instagram at Ole Miss_WBB.   Fans can also follow Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Matt Insell on Twitter at @minsell.

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