AMHERST, Mass. – For the second straight season, guards Hannah Fox '20 and Maddie Eck '20 have been named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's basketball All-Conference team.
Eck was named to the First Team for the second year in a row, while Fox earned a spot on the Second Team, voted on by the conference coaching staffs and announced on Wednesday afternoon by the league office.
Eck, the 2017 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, earns First Team honors for the second consecutive season. Eck helped the Mammoths earn the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament field as an at-large selection. Eck has started every game for Amherst and ranks third among the NESCAC scoring leaders at 16.0 points per game. She also ranks among the league leaders in field goal percentage, shooting 50.9 percent from the floor while collecting 5.9 rebounds and dishing out 2.2 assists per game.
Eck scored a career-high 31 points in Amherst's win over Wesleyan on January 12th. It was the second of three 30+ point performances for the junior guard this year and also her first career double-double. She would record double-doubles on two more occasions before the year was through and on February 8th, became the 18th member of the 1000 point club with still a year to play in her Amherst career.
Fox is the leading scorer in the NESCAC, averaging 16.2 points per game while also leading the conference with an 88.1 free throw percentage. Fox shoots at a 44.4% clip from the floor and is also among the best rebounding guards in the conference, grabbing 6.0 caroms per game. She is in the top ten in the conference in assists per game (3.1) and steals per game (1.7).
On December 28th in Las Vegas, Fox broke the program record and D3Hoops.com Tournament record with 43 points in a 104-79 win over Westfield State. The eventual tournament MVP also set a new school mark with 19 made field goals (19-25 from the floor). She would go on to score 20+ points on seven occasions and totaled four double-doubles on the year.
No. 6 Amherst (23-3) received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will make their 12th consecutive appearance this weekend when they host the opening rounds at LeFrak Gymnasium. The Mammoths will play Husson at 7:00 PM on Friday evening, with the winner advancing to face either SUNY Geneseo or Vassar on Saturday at 6 PM.