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Dyaisha Fair, Cheyenne McEvans honored with postseason MAC awards

Women’s basketball stars look to help Bulls in tournament play

Freshman guard Cheyenne McEvans has averaged 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while shooting nearly 43% from the field this season.
Freshman guard Cheyenne McEvans has averaged 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while shooting nearly 43% from the field this season.

The Mid-American Conference announced Tuesday that UB women’s basketball stars Dyaisha Fair and Cheyenne McEvans have been named to the conference’s all-postseason teams. 

Fair, a sophomore guard from Rochester, earned a spot on the All-MAC First Team and was named to the All-Defensive Team. McEvans, a freshman guard from just outside Detroit, was placed on the All-Freshman Team.

McEvans became the second Bulls freshman in a row to make the All-Freshman Team, after Fair secured the honor in 2020.h  Fair is the first UB player to earn a spot on the All-MAC First Team since Cierra Dillard, in 2018-19. Her spot on the All-Defensive Team also marks the second straight season in which a UB player was named, following graduated guard Theresea Onwuka, who earned that honor last season.  

As a sophomore, Fair has been a powerhouse for the Bulls, averaging 24.1 points per game, good for seventh in the nation. She has also averaged 6.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.8 steals per game, while maintaining a +1.8 assist to turnover ratio and shooting 80.7% from the free-throw line.

Fair is one of only five Division I athletes averaging at least 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game. She is also one of thirteen players in all of Division I to record a triple double this season. Fair is ranked in the top-25 nationally for free throws made (130), free throws attempted (161), assists (114), steals (61), field goals made (173) and total points (531). The sophomore guard has scored double-digit points 21 times this season, including four 30+ point performances. 

McEvans has been a key contributor for the Bulls on both ends of the floor, even as a freshman. McEvans has averaged 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while shooting nearly 43% from the field. The Southfield, MI native has reached double-digits in points 14 times this season, including a seven-game streak where she scored 10 or more points. She has also recorded two double-doubles this year.    

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HUNTER SKOCZYLAS

Hunter Skoczylas is the assistant sports editor for The Spectrum. In his free time, he can be found looking up random sports statistics, posting memes on Twitter, and dedicating his Sunday afternoons to watching the Buffalo Bills. 

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