Bears Have Five Student-Athletes Earn All-UAA Accolades
St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 2010 – The sixth-ranked 2010 University Athletic Association (UAA) Champion Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team had five student-athletes earn All-UAA honors as announced Wednesday by the conference office.
Graduate student forward Jaimie McFarlin, senior guard Zoë Unruh and junior guard Alex Hoover highlighted the Bears’ honorees as first-team all-UAA selections. Senior forward Janice Evans was a second-team all-UAA selection and junior forward Kathryn Berger was named honorable mention All-UAA.
Additionally, Washington University head coach Nancy Fahey and her staff of Bobbi Morse, Annitre Edison, Dianna Pasley, Ben Levine, Ron Roberts and Hayley Leake were tabbed as the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year. It marks the 17th time in her illustrious career Fahey receives UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors. She guided the Bears to a 23-2 overall regular season record and a 13-1 mark in UAA play in 2010, winning her 19th UAA Championship and the team’s second in a row.
Unruh earns first-team all-UAA accolades for the second year in a row after averaging a team-high 11 points per game in UAA contests. She also sank 1.9 three pointers per game and shot 38 percent from three-point range. Unruh poured in a career-high 25 points in a 70-60 win at Emory University on Jan. 31, also sinking a career-best six three-pointers. With 992 points in her career, she is eight points shy of becoming the 11th player in school history to score 1,000 in a career.
McFarlin is an all-UAA honoree for the third time in her career and a first-team selection for the second time, but the first since 2007. She averaged 9.8 points and a team-high 8.5 rebounds in conference games and recorded four double-doubles in UAA games. With a season-high 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds in a 71-60 victory at No. 21 University of Chicago on Feb. 27, McFarlin became the 10th player in school history to score 1,000-career points. She also has 947-career rebounds, which ranks second in school history and is 22 shy of tying the WUSTL all-time mark.
After earning UAA Rookie of the Year honors in 2008 and being named honorable mention all-UAA for two-straight years, Hoover is named first-team all-conference for the first time in her career. Averaging 8.7 points per game, she ranks fourth in the UAA in field goal percentage (.457), third in assists per game (3.4) and first in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.3). She matched her career-high of 17 points on three occasions this season, accomplishing the feat twice over the last three games. Hoover ranks ninth in school history with 272 assists, an average of 3.3 per game.
Evans is an all-UAA selection for a third-straight season after earning first-team all-UAA honors in 2008 and 2009. She ranks second on the team in scoring (10 ppg) and rebounding (6.1 rpg) and scored in double figures 11 times this season. She poured in a career-high 23 points in a 96-53 win at Fontbonne University on Dec. 9, and tallied 14 points three times against UAA foes, the last coming against Carnegie Mellon on Feb. 21. She leads the Bears in free-throw percentage (68.4 percent) which ranks 10th in the UAA.
Berger is averaging a career-high eight points per game and is an all-UAA honoree for the first time in her career. Adding long-distance shooting to her offensive repertoire this year, she sank a career-high 21 three-pointers, including a career-high four triples against Case Western Reserve University on Feb. 19. Berger also averages 5.3 rebounds per game and ranks fourth in the UAA with 2.7 offensive rebounds per game.
Washington U. is making its 21st-straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament, and will face Maryville College (Tenn.) in the opening round on Friday, March 5, in Crestview Hills, Ky., at 5 p.m. (ET).