By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Head coach Jose Fernandez and his Bulls got together Sunday evening to celebrate what was an impressive 2011-12 season on the hard court.
The USF women's basketball banquet was held at Maggiano's Little Italy, where a number of awards were given out for special performances during a season that saw the Bulls make it to the second round of the Big East tournament and the third round of the WNIT on the way to a 19-16 finish.
Senior Jasmine Wynne was named the team's offensive MVP after posting a team-best 15.4 points per game. Wynne also received USF's most improved award to go along with her Big East most improved honor a season after she averaged 3.4 points for the Bulls.
Defensive MVP honors went to Sasha Bernard, who collected 41 steals and 48 defensive rebounds. USF's Queen of the Boards award went to Tiffany Conner, who led the squad with 207 rebounds with 148 coming on the defensive end.
Inga Orekhova fittingly was named USF's Sharp Shooter after the junior led the team with 55 3-pointers in her first season with the program. This season's Miss Dish is Kaneisha Suanders, who led the Bulls with 91 assists in her junior campaign.
The Gold Bull award, chosen by the coaches, went to Andrea Smith while her sister, Andrell, was named comeback player of the year after being sidelined for the season with a knee injury after leading USF in scoring in 2010-11. The team's academic achievement award went to Aleshia Flowers.