Washington University Lands Conference-Best 10 Student-Athletes on UAA 25th Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team
Rochester, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2012 – Ten former Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball players were among the 40 players honored on the University Athletic Association (UAA) 25th Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team, as announced by the Association in honor of its silver anniversary.
The 25th Anniversary Team consists of each student-athlete who was named Most Valuable Player of accumulated at least five points with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition and one point for second-team honors in her career.
Among Washington University’s honorees on the team, Alia Fischer (1998-2000) was won of two players in conference history to garner Most Valuable Player honors three years. New York University’s Jessica McEntee (2007-09) was also a three-time MVP. Kelly Manning (2005-06) was also a repeat Most Valuable Player honoree for the Bears, while Karen Hermann (1991), Michele Lewis (1992), Tasha Rodgers (2001), and Laura Crowley (2003) each received the MVP honor once.
Manning was one of just two players in UAA history to earn first-team all-UAA honors in each of her four seasons, joining University of Chicago’s Kristin Maschka (1988-91). Meanwhile, Fischer (1998-2000), Hermann (1989-91), Rodgers (1999-2001), and Amy Schweizer (1995-96, 98) were each three-time first-team all-UAA selections.
Janice Evans (2008-10), Hallie Hutchens (2002-05), and Jaimie McFarlin (2007-10) also represented Washington U. on the 25th Anniversary Team. Evans was a first-team all-UAA honoree in 2008 and 2009, and earned second-team honors in 2010. Hutchens was a four-time all-UAA selection, earning honorable mention honors in 2002, second-team recognition in 2003, and first-team honors in 2004 and 2005. McFarlin earned first-team all-UAA honors in 2007 and 2010, and was a second-team selection in 2009.
In 25 years, 23 teams from the UAA have reached the Elite Eight with 16 advancing to at least the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Final Four. Washington University holds Division III records with five National Championships (1998-2001, 2010) and 10 Final Four appearances.