Washington U. Basketball Well Represented on EarlAustinJr.com All-Area Teams
EARLAUSTINJR.COM ALL-AREA AWARDS
St. Louis, Mo., April 12, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball seniors Kathryn Berger and Alex Hoover were each tabbed as 2011 EarlAustinJr.com first-team All-Area All Stars, it was announced by the website. Additionally, Washington University head women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey was selected as the Women’s Coach of the Year, and senior Spencer Gay of the men’s basketball team earned second-team All-Area All Star honors.
Berger, who was also named the EarlAustinJr.com Area Player of the Year, led Washington University in scoring and rebounding in 2010-11, averaging 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest. She finished her career ranked seventh in school history with 1,143 points and sixth in rebounding with 717 boards, becoming one of only three student-athletes to eclipse 1,000 points and 700 rebounds in a career.
Berger earned first-team Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and third-team D3Hoops.com All-America honors in addition to being named to the 2011 NCAA Championship All-Tournament team after leading the Bears to a second-place finish at the Final Four.
Hoover ranked second on the team in scoring at 9.8 ppg and also led the Bears with 4.5 assists per game. A 2011 first-team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honoree, she finished her career ranked first in school history with 442 assists, appearing in all 120 games and making 93-consecutive starts over the past three seasons.
Fahey guided Washington University to a 25-6 overall record and a berth into the national championship game for the third year in a row and fourth time over the past five seasons. In 25 years at Washington University she has led the Bears to a 596-106 (.849) overall record, winning five national championships and advancing to 10 Final Fours.
Gay, who was also a D3Hoops.com All-Midwest Region and first-team All-UAA selection, led the Washington U. men’s basketball team with 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He reached double figures in scoring in 23 of 25 games played and eclipsed 20 points on eight occasions. In 2010-11, Gay ranked first in the UAA in rebounding, third in blocked shots (2.0) and fifth in field goal percentage (.540) and scoring.
The Washington U. women’s basketball team advanced to the 2011 national championship game, falling to Amherst College 64-55. The men’s squad finished the season with a 13-12 overall record, securing its 27th-consecutive winning season.