Berger Named D3Hoops.com Third-Team All-American, Fahey Coach of the Year
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St. Louis, Mo., March 20, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball senior Kathryn Berger was named a D3Hoops.com third-team All-American and head coach Nancy Fahey was tabbed as the National Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, it was announced Saturday night by the website.
Berger, who was named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) first-team All-American earlier in the week, earns D3Hoops.com All-America accolades for the first time in her career. Fahey led Washington University back to the national championship game for a third-straight season and fourth time over the past five years to repeat as the D3Hoops.com National Coach of the Year.
Berger led Washington University in scoring (14.2) and rebounding (6.6) this season. During her impressive senior year she earned first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors, D3Hoops.com first-team all-Central region honors, All-America accolades from both the WBCA and D3Hoops.com, and was named the UAA Athlete of the Week five times and to the D3Hoops.com National Team of the Week on two occasions.
Berger finishes her career ranked seventh in school history with 1,143 points and sixth in rebounding with 717 and is one of only three players in school history to score 1,000 points and pull down 700 rebounds in a career. She had a team-high six double-doubles including an 11 point, 10 rebound performance in the Bears’ 64-55 loss to No. 2 Amherst College in the national championship game on Saturday night. She averaged 19 points per game at the 2011 Division III Final Four, earning NCAA Championship All-Tournament honors.
Fahey guided Washington University to a 25-6 overall record in 2010-11 and despite losing three starters from last year’s national championship team had the Bears back in the Final Four for a third-straight season with another shot to win a national championship.
Washington University defeated five-straight top-10 foes during its march through the postseason, picking up wins at No. 4 Hope College, No. 1 Thomas More College, and No. 7 Illinois Wesleyan University in addition to beating No. 10 Denison University and 2011 UAA champion No. 6 University of Chicago.
In 25 seasons at Washington University Fahey has guided the Bears to a 596-106 (.849) overall record, winning five national championships while advancing to a Division III record 10 Final Fours. She has won at least 20 games in 21 of those seasons and has reached 25 victories 11 times.