Player of the YearShavonne Brewer Rock Island, G, Sr.: Averaged 16 points and four rebounds as the Rocks won the outright Western Big 6 Conference title; first-team All-Big 6; Associated Press All-State honorable mention; Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State third team.
First teamCairece Allen Rock Island, F, Sr.: Averaged 5.7 points and 4.0 rebounds; shot 50 percent from the field.
Anne Bohnert Alleman, G, Sr.: Averaged 11.1 points and 5.0 rebounds; first-team All-Big 6; IBCA All-State special mention.
Katie Daggett United Township, F, Sr.: Averaged 10.0 points; first-team All-Big 6; IBCA All-State special mention.
Emily Ford Geneseo, G, Sr.: Averaged 6.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals; first-team All-NIB12 West Division; shot 42 percent from the field.
Morgan Gerard Moline, G, Sr.: Averaged 11.5 points; first-team All-Big 6; IBCA All-State special mention.
Mercedes Jackson Rock Island, C, So.: Averaged 8.0 points and 6.0 rebounds; first-team All-Big 6.
Erin Morrisey Alleman, F, Jr.: Averaged 10.1 points and 5.2 rebounds; first-team All-Big 6; IBCA All-State special mention.
Jamie VanWatermeulen United Township, G, Sr.: Averaged 5.2 points; All-Big 6 honorable mention.
Jen VanWatermeulen United Township, G, Sr.: Averaged 8.5 points; first-team All-Big 6; IBCA All-State special mention.
Honorable mentionAlleman: Anna Wetherell; Geneseo: Molly DeBrock, Jamie DeFauw; Rock Island: Jacqueline Twing; United Township: Tayler Dobrinske.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.