St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 28, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball team had four selected to the 2018 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) team, including First Team honors for senior guard Natalie Orr and junior forward Madeline Homoly, as announced by the association Wednesday.
Orr, a two-time all-UAA second teamer, earned first team honors this season after posting career highs in points (13.0 ppg), rebounds (6.7 reb/g) and assists (2.6 ast/g). In the process Orr moved into third place all-time in career three-pointers at WashU with her current total of 152. The Carmel, Ind.-native drained a career-high 50 three pointers this season and has WashU's second-best all-time three-point field goal percentage (42.2%). In the UAA, Orr ranks eighth in assists, 10th in rebounding and 11th in scoring. She is 24 points shy of joining the 1,000-point club.
In two seasons of play with WashU Homoly has earned first team honors twice. She has started all 25 games for the Bears and leads the team in scoring (16 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 reb/g). The Kansas City, Mo.-native also averages 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game. She ranks fourth in the UAA in scoring, fifth in rebounding and 15th in steals. Homoly is second on the Bears in free-throw attempts, making 64-of-87 for a 73.6-percent clip.
Sondag earned all-UAA honors after finishing the regular season with the second-highest single season total in three-pointers made at WashU. In 24 games, she has drained 73 treys out of 166 attempts for a 44-percent conversion rate. Sondag leads the UAA in three-point field goal percentage and three-pointers made which also rank 14th and 16th respectively in Division III. In 24 starts, the Webster Groves, Mo.-native has averaged 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Botkin garnered all-UAA honorable mention after posting 9.9 points per game while shooting 50-percent from the field and beyond the arc. She's also averaged a career-best 4.0 rebounds per contest and was named to the 17th Annual McWilliams Classic All-Tournament team. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-native converted 5-of-7 threes in a 90-54 win at Brandeis on Feb. 9, which helped the Bears set a UAA single-game record for three-pointers made in a game (16).
The Bears (18-7 overall, 9-5 UAA) were selected as an at-large bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament, marking their 29th-consecutive appearance, and will head to Holland, Mich. to face Wheaton (Ill.) College on Friday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. (ET) in the first round. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.