St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 28, 2019 – Senior forward Madeline Homoly and head Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball coach Randi Henderson and staff were selected as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Player and Coaching Staff of the Year, as announced by the association Thursday.
The Bears totaled three All-UAA selections while Homoly led the way with a First Team honor to go along with Player of the Year accolades. Senior guard Rachael Sondag was selected to the UAA Second Team, while fellow senior guard Becca Clark-Callender garnered honorable mention status.
Homoly is the eighth player in WashU program history to be selected as the UAA Player of the Year and her selection marks the 12th time a Bear has earned the honor. She earned first team accolades for the third consecutive season after leading the UAA in field-goal percentage (57.7%) and scoring the second most points (18.1) while averaging 24.4 minutes per conference game. Homoly proved most productive during UAA contests as her scoring average increased as well as her shooting percentage.
The Kansas City, Mo.-native scored in double figures during 19 of the Bears contests this season, including 20 or more in nine games averaging a team-leading 16.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. She became just the 14th player in the Bears program to reach 1,000 points in her career. Homoly currently ranks seventh with 1,283 points, while her career 51.7 percent shooting from the field ranks seventh as well.
Sondag was the Bears second leading scorer in conference games, averaging 10.7 per contest while starting in all 14 contests. She averaged a team-high 27.4 minutes played per game en route to earning the second All-UAA honor of her career.
The Webster Groves, Mo.-native became WashU's all-time three point field goals made record holder during her 2019 campaign which has included 56 treys. Sondag currently boasts 212 shots made from beyond the arc.
Clark-Callender was one of three players in the UAA to average five or more assists per game and she nearly outscored the other two players by twice as much. On the season, Clark-Callender averaged 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.
The Springfield, Va.-native earned her second straight honorable mention status from the UAA, while nearly setting the conference record for assists in conference games with 87. Clark-Callender became the first Bear in three seasons to reach double figures in assists and she did on three occasions during her senior campaign including a career-high 11 against North Central on Dec. 30.
Head coach Randi Henderson and assistant coaches Marke Freeman, Andrew Althage, Annitre Edison, Duez Henderson, Ben Levine and Shad Nichols in their second season as a unit led the Bears to their 24th UAA Title in program history. The UAA Championship and Coaching Staff of the Year honor were firsts for coach Henderson.
The Bears finished the regular season with a 19-6 overall record, including 13-1 mark in UAA play to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. WashU hosts University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA First Round at 7:30 p.m. in the WU Field House. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.