Ribault’s Rennia Davis Named 2017 Miss Basketball

Sports-Award-Logo_Color_Florida Dairy FarmerGAINESVILLE (March 10) – Senior Rennia Davis of Ribault High School in Jacksonville has been named the 2017 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Basketball following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school coaches and media representatives.

Davis, a 6-2 guard who is a 2017 McDonald’s All-American and has signed with the University of Tennessee, averaged 26.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game in leading the Trojans to a 26-3 record and their second straight Class 6A state championship.

Davis, who was earlier named the Class 6A player-of-the-year, dominated the voting, receiving 17 of the 19 first-place votes and 185 points to finish ahead of Class 4A POY and University of Illinois signee Channise Lewis of Miami Country Day School (142) and Class 8A POY and University of South Carolina signee LaDazhia Williams of Bradenton Lakewood Ranch (112).

Class 9A POY Natalia Pineda of Miami Ferguson finished fourth (105), with Class 7A POY Destanni Henderson of Ft. Myers (97) in fifth place. Rounding out the voting in order were Class 3A POY and Appalachian State signee Dominique Jeffrey of Tallahassee FAMU (74), Class 5A POY Sophia Poveda of Miami Westminster Christian (59), Class 2A POY Megan Rampersad of Boca Raton Grandview Prep (56) and Class 1A POY Teiyahna Hutchinson of Port St. Joe (44).

The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. This is the 25th year of these unique awards as we honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all 30 FHSAA sanctioned and recognized sports. The program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.

2017 FINAL VOTING RESULTS (Note: Points awarded on a 10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis) – Area winners in bold

Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Rennia Davis 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 185
Channise Lewis 1 11 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 142
LaDazhia Williams 0 3 5 5 2 2 1 1 0 112
Natalia Pineda 1 2 3 4 3 2 3 1 0 105
Destanni Henderson 0 2 4 2 5 3 0 1 2 97
Dominique Jeffrey 0 0 2 2 1 5 6 2 1 74
Sophia Poveda 0 0 0 2 3 3 3 3 5 59
Megan Rampersad 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 5 56
Teiyahna Hutchinson 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 7 6 44

Past Miss Basketball Winners:
1993 – Sabrina Crump, Clearwater Countryside
1994 – Tracy Reid, Miami Central
1995 – LaTonya Washington, Paxton
1996 – LaTonya Washington, Paxton
1997 – LaToya Jordan, Pompano Beach Ely
1998 – Michelle Snow, Pensacola
1999 – Shinikki Whiting, Clearwater
2000 – Binky Martello, Jay
2001 – Natasha Morehead, Panama City Bay
2002 – Dorian Williams, Jacksonville Ribault
2003 – Erlana Larkins, The Benjamin School
2004 – Erlana Larkins, The Benjamin School
2005 – LaQwesha Gamble, Winter Haven
2006 – Steffi Sorensen, St. Johns Bartram Trail
2007 – Krystal Thomas, Orlando First Academy
2008 – Tiffany Hayes, Winter Haven
2009 – Ashley Jones, Winter Park Lake Howell
2010 – Krystal Saunders, South Broward
2011 – Danielle McCray, Trinity Christian Academy
2012 – Alexis Prince, Orlando Edgewater
2013 – Jessica Thomas, Gainesville Buchholz
2014 – Vionise Pierre-Louis, Grandview Preparatory
2015 – Beatrice Mompremier, Miami Senior
2016 – Nadia Fingall, Choctawhatchee