WBCA Tabs Eck All-American, Fox Honorable Mention

WBCA Tabs Eck All-American, Fox Honorable Mention

AMHERST, Mass. – Madeline Eck '20 is one of ten players in the country selected to the NCAA Division III Coaches' All-America team, announced this evening by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

Hannah Fox '20 is among a select group of student-athletes who also garnered recognition as All-America honorable mentions.

The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches' All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. Both Eck and Fox were named Honorable Mention by the WBCA last season.

Together, the tandem of guards co-led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in scoring, averaging 16.3 points per game while helping #6 Amherst to a 25-4 record, a 9-1 mark in NESCAC play, and  a 12th straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance.

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. 

"The 10 members of the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches' All-America Team are well deserving of this recognition, and the WBCA congratulates them for their accomplishments this season," said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. "These young women have worked to elevate themselves and their teams to an elite level. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have lifted the women's game." 

Here are the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches' All-Americans: 

Name

School

Morgan Birmelin

DeSales University

Adrienne Boettger

Wartburg College

Brandi Dawson

Trine University

Madeline Eck

Amherst College

Bryce Frank

Austin College

Hannah Frazier

Wheaton College (Illinois)

Abby Kelly

Bowdoin College

Alecia Rohrer

Messiah College

Hannah Spaulding

University of St. Thomas

Madison Temple*

Thomas More College


*WBCA NCAA Division III Player of the Year

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.

Here are the student-athletes who received 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches' All-America honorable mention: 

Name

School

Kendahl Adams

Westminster College (Missouri)

Jade Aponte

Hunter College

Faith Ashby

State University of New Jersey Rutgers-Newark

Lindsay Bettke

State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz

Taylor Blevins

Emory & Henry College

Lauren Bondi

Smith College

Francesca Buchanan

Hope College

Emma Dorshimer

Gettysburg College

Hannah Fox

Amherst College

Emma Gerdes

Wartburg College

Hannah Holt

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Madeline Homoly

Washington University in St. Louis

Maya Howard

DePauw University

Chanel Jemmott

Brooklyn College

Hannah Johnson

Bethel University (Minnesota)

Dani Kissel

Otterbein University

Taylor Lake

University of Chicago

Bridgette Mann

University of Scranton

Kelsi McNamara

Saint Joseph's College

Maddie Merritt

Illinois Wesleyan University

Mia Morrison

William Smith College

Ashley Murray

Rosemont College

Sophie Nick

Vassar College

Cori Okada

Rochester Institute of Technology

Ashley Oldshue

Emory University

Victoria Pena

University of Texas-Dallas

Lucia Renikoff

University of St. Thomas

Lillian Scott

Johns Hopkins University

Rachel Simon

State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz

Maci Thornton

Messiah College

 

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.