Women's Basketball Lands Four on 2011 All-UAA Teams
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St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 2011 – The No. 12 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team had four student-athletes earn 2011 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors it was announced Thursday by the conference office.
Senior point guard Alex Hoover and senior forward Kathryn Berger highlighted the honorees by garnering first-team all-UAA recognition. Junior guard Dani Hoover and sophomore forward Kristin Anda were named honorable mention all-UAA. Washington University finished 11-3 in UAA play this season and placed second in the final conference standings.
Alex Hoover earned all-UAA honors for the fourth time in her career and repeats as a first-team all-conference selection. She was named the UAA Rookie of the Year in 2008, earning honorable mention all-UAA honors that season and again in 2009. Last year she was also a first-team honoree.
Alex Hoover ranks second on the team with 9.4 points per game this season and leads the team with 4.4 assists per game. Her assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.6 leads the conference and ranks third overall in Division III. She is closing in on the Washington University all-time assist mark. With 414 assists in her career, Alex Hoover needs 14 more to pass Sarah Schell for first place in school history.
Berger is an all-UAA selection for the second time in her career and earns first-team honors for the first time; she was named honorable mention all-UAA in 2010. Berger leads the team in scoring (14.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.1 rpg) this season, also recording a team-best four double-doubles. She has been named the UAA Athlete of the Week five times this year.
On Feb. 11 Berger scored a career-high 32 points and in the process became just the 12th player in program history to pass 1,000 –career points. With 1,063 points she ranks 12th in school history, just nine points shy of passing Jaimie McFarlin for 11th place at Washington University and she ranks fourth in free-throw percentage (.796), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.383), eighth in rebounds (666) and blocked shots (65), and 10th in career three-pointers (8).
Dani Hoover is an all-UAA honoree for the first time in her career. She averaged 7.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in conference action, scoring in double figures four times. She netted a career-high 17 points with five three-pointers at the University of Chicago on Jan. 8, and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds in a win over Case Western Reserve University on Jan. 30.
Dani Hoover’s 5.4 rebounds per game against conference foes ranked 10th in the league. She also earned Capital One Academic All-District VII and Academic All-UAA accolades earlier this year.
Anda was third on the team in scoring in UAA contests with 9.7 ppg to go along with 4.7 rpg, and she shot 52.0 percent (52-of-100) from the field in league play. She scored in double figures nine times this year including a career-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting against Emory University on Jan. 14. Anda scored in double figures in six of eight games during a stretch from Dec. 30-Jan. 30.
Washington University earned an at-large berth to the 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament and will face No. 10 Denison University in the opening round on Friday, March 4, in Holland, Mich., at 5:15 p.m. (ET). The Bears are the defending NCAA Division III national champions and are making their 22-consecutive appearance in the postseason.