AMHERST, Mass. – For the second consecutive year, Amherst College has placed two members of their women's basketball team on the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region list.
The pair of Amherst guards were the two leading scorers in the NESCAC this season, matching each other with 16.3 points per game.
With 202 field goals made, Eck led the NESCAC and was #11 in the country in scoring the basketball. Her field goal percentage of 50.6% was second in the conference and she averaged 6.1 rebounds, tied with Fox for second on the team.
The native of Rye, N.Y. scored 30 points on three occasions in her junior season, including a career-high 31 points in a win over Wesleyan on January 12th. Eck became a member of the 1,000 point club in her junior season and has a chance to become the all-time scoring leader in Amherst women's basketball history before she graduates.
In addition to her scoring prowess, Fox dished out 90 assists over the course of the season, 3.1 per game, and was in the Top-25 in the nation with her conference leading 2.14 assist-to-turnover ratio. She shot 43.7% from the floor, good for fifth in the conference, and made 178 field goals while playing a league-best 984:25 minutes.
Fox also shot 34.1% from behind the three-point line, making 56 three-pointers, and was the best free-throw shooter in the NESCAC with an 88.2% clip.
On December 28th, Fox shattered the Amherst records for points and made field goals when she went 19-25 from the floor and scored 43 points in a D3hoops.com Classic win over Westfield State in Las Vegas.
The junior guard from Plymouth Meeting, Pa. finished the year with seven consecutive double-digit scoring games, three of them in the 20-point range, including Amherst's NESCAC quarterfinals win over Wesleyan and NCAA First Round victory over Husson.
Bowdoin led the way with three All-Region selections, including Player of the Year Abby Kelly, in addition to Coach of the Year Adrienne Shibles. Caleigh Ryan of Wesleyan was named Northeast Region Rookie of the Year.
Maddie Hasson and Taylor Choate also represented Bowdoin, while Jac Knapp and Erica DeCandido of Tufts rounded out the NESCAC players honored this year.