Hannah Fox, Madeline Eck Named WBCA All-American Honorable Mentions

Hannah Fox, Madeline Eck Named WBCA All-American Honorable Mentions

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Amherst College sophomores Hannah Fox and Madeline Eck were recognized by the Womens' Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) as Honorable Mentions to the All-America team, it was announced tonight at the NCAA Division 3 Women's Basketball Final Four banquet in Rochester, Minn.

Fox and Eck have led the Mammoths (31-0) to their third straight Final Four, and both were already named All-Northeast Region by D3Hoops.com and All-Conference by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).

Eck is the leading scorer on the No. 1 ranked Mammoths squad, averaing 12.0 points per game and shooting a team-best 46.5% from the floor. Shehas grabbed 5.2 rebounds per game and handed out 2.5 assists. She is currently on an eight-game streak of scoring in double-figures, which includes four NCAA Tournament games and all three games of the NESCAC Tournament, when she was named Player of the Week, a de-facto Tournament MVP.

Fox is the top three-point shooter (36.4%) and the starting point guard in every game this season, averaging 11.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Fox, who is also averaging two assists and 1.7 steals per contest, recorded a double-double with eleven points and ten rebounds in Amherst's sectional Finals win over Rochester.

Kate Kerrigan of Bowdoin College was named the 2018 WBCA NCAA Division III Player of the Year and headlined the 2018 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches' All-America team.

Kerrigan leads Bowdoin in rebounds, assists and steals this season. She averages 10.7 points, 4 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 2.6 steals a game this season. She was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Year, NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-NESCAC. The senior from Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, is the first player in Bowdoin women's basketball history to total more than 900 points, 600 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 steals in a career.

The WBCA presents the Player of the Year award annually to the top player in five of the six WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, and III, NAIA, two-year college and high school). The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches' All-America team in each division, as well as the Honorable Mention selections are made by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. The Wade Trophy is presented to the best player in NCAA Division I.

Here are the 2018 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches' All-Americans:

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Melissa Baptista

Tufts University

Senior

Forward

Kate Kerrigan

Bowdoin College

Senior

Guard

Alexandra Leslie

University of Rochester

Senior

Center

Alysha Lofton

Albright College

Senior

Guard, Forward

Abby Owings

Thomas More College

Senior

Guard

Kaitlyn Read

New York University

Senior

Guard

Katie Sire

Montclair State University

Senior

Guard, Forward

Katie Sommer

Wartburg College

Senior

Guard

Hannah Spaulding

University of St Thomas

Junior

Center

Kelly Williams

Randolph-Macon College

Sophomore

Center

 

Here are the student-athletes who received 2018 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches' All-America honorable mention:

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Morgan Birmelin

DeSales University

Junior

Guard

McKenna Brooks

State University College at Geneseo

Junior

Forward

Amy Bullimore

Ohio Northern University

Senior

Center

Eliza Campbell

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Senior

Forward

Erica Decandido

Tufts University

Sophomore

Forward

Kelly Donnelly

Skidmore College

Senior

Forward

Madeline Eck

Amherst College

Sophomore

Guard

Rebekah Ehresman

Illinois Wesleyan University

Senior

Guard

Hannah Fox

Amherst College

Sophomore

Guard

Bryce Frank

Austin College

Junior

Center

Emily Gibbons

Gettysburg College

Senior

Forward

Gabrielle Harris

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham

Sophomore

Guard

Amisha Herd

Marietta College

Senior

Guard

Maya Howard

DePauw University

Junior

Guard

Kaitlin Jamieson

George Fox University

Senior

Forward

Bridgette Mann

University of Scranton

Junior

Guard

Zarkia Mattox

Ferrum College

Senior

Guard

Molly McGraw

Illinois Wesleyan University

Senior

Guard

Camille McPherson

Moravian College

Senior

Guard, Forward

Miranda Murphy

Wartburg College

Senior

Forward

Caroline Naumann

Lynchburg College

Senior

Forward

Olariche Obi

University of Chicago

Junior

Forward

Cori Okada

Rochester Institute of Technology

Junior

Guard

Casey Poe

Whitman College

Senior

Guard

Madison Temple

Thomas More College

Junior

Guard

Brooke Trewyn

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Senior

Guard

Brandi Vallely

Muhlenberg College

Senior

Guard

Micah Weaver

Trinity University (TX)

Senior

Guard

Kendrea Williams

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham

Sophomore

Guard

Sasha Williams

Stockton University

Senior

Forward


About the WBCA
 
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit  www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.