With the award, Cannon also claims one of five spots on the C-USA Preseason All-Conference team. Joining Cannon on the team are UTEP’s Jareica Hughes, SMU’s Brittany Gilliam, Southern Miss’ Pauline Love and Houston’s Courtney Taylor. Cannon and Love were the lone unanimous selections.

After a successful freshman campaign, Cannon raised her game to another level as a sophomore. The New Yorker averaged 15.5 points and 11.6 rebounds per game while leading the Knights to a second-place finish in C-USA. Her 393 rebounds, a single-season UCF school record, were the second most ever pulled down by a C-USA player. She also ranked fifth nationally in rebounds per game.

Even more dominant in leading the Knights to the championship at the C-USA Tournament, Cannon averaged 14.3 points and 14.5 rebounds per game. She was named the tournament MVP for her performance, which included setting the championship record for rebounds with 58 over the four-game stretch.