Throughout Division III week smithpioneers.com will be featuring "A Day in the Life" video with different student-athletes, showcasing the life of a Division III student-athlete at Smith College. Today, we will feature senior Mandy Castro (San Diego, Calif./Poway) of the Smith College basketball team. (Courtesy of Smith College Sports Information).
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Babson College senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) continued to add to her postseason awards haul as she was named to the D3hoops.com All-America fourth team prior to the Division III National Championship game on Saturday night.
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) picked up her second major honor in as many days as she was selected as the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Player of the Year on Tuesday afternoon.
AUSTIN, Texas (February 28) – Sophomore Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team, marking the third straight season the MIT women's basketball team was represented on the list. She is the lone sophomore to receive this honor this season in addition to being the only student-athlete from New England. Holinski's award is the 10th for the women's basketball program and it raised the Engineers' total to 256 honors, helping them continue to be the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas while also ranking second across all NCAA divisions.
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Emma McCarthy (Shelton, Conn.) scored a game-high 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting as top-ranked Amherst College defeated visiting Babson College, 63-39, in an NCAA Tournament Sectional Semifinal on Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
MADISON, N.J.—Senior Taylor Russell (Braintree, Mass.) finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds and first-year Jacqueline Jozefick (Milford, Conn.) scored the go-ahead hoop with 5.9 seconds left in overtime to lift visiting Babson College to a dramatic 62-61 victory over 25th-ranked FDU-Florham in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday at the Ferguson Recreation Center.
MADISON, N.J.—Senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals to help Babson College defeat 21st-ranked Messiah College, 59-53, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday night at the Ferguson Recreation Center.
ATLANTA, Ga. - Head Springfield College women's basketball coach, Naomi Graves G'85, has been honored with the 2017 Carol Eckman Award, announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday evening.
BABSON PARK, Mass.--After wining its seventh New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament championship in nine years on Sunday, the Babson College women's basketball team will travel to Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham for the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament. The Beavers will take on Messiah College, while the host Devils will face Gwynned-Mercy College in the opening round on Friday.
BOSTON, Mass – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the 2016-17 Women’s Basketball postseason awards on Tuesday morning. Following an impressive season where she led the conference in points per game then helping the Beavers claim the NEWMAC crown, Babson’s Giovanna Pickering has been tabbed the Athlete of the Year. Helping take WPI to their second straight championship appearance, Ama Biney has claimed Defensive Player of the Year accolades while Wellesley’s Caitlin Aguirre takes home the Rookie of the Year award.
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) scored a game-high 24 points and classmate Taylor Russell (Braintree, Mass.) added 16 as top-seeded Babson College defeated third-seeded WPI, 65-46, in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament championship game on Sunday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium.
BABSON PARK, Mass. - Senior Priscilla Dunphy (Barrington, RI) was key down the stretch with a layup, steal and a free throw to help lift third-seeded WPI to its second NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship game in as many years with a 56-53 semifinal triumph over cross-town rival and seventh-seeded Clark Saturday at Babson’s Staake Gymnasium.
BABSON PARK, Mass.--Senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) scored a career-high 35 points as top-seeded Babson College defeated fifth-seeded Smith College, 83-59, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament semifinal on Saturdayafternoon at Staake Gymnasium.
An 8-of-10 performance at the charity stripe during the final minute of regulation helped #5 seed Smith College hold on for a 77-70 victory over #4 MIT in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament on Wednesday. Sophomore Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 26 points to go along with eight rebounds. One of five players to reach double-digits for the Pioneers, Kennedy Guest-Pritchett led the way with 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
WORCESTER, Mass. - The trio of Ama Biney (Worcester, MA), Priscilla Dunphy (Barrington, RI) and Madison Beck (Syracuse, NY) accounted for 52 of host WPI's 68 points as the third-seeded Engineers rallied from an early 9-1 deficit to cruise past sixth-seeded Coast Guard 68-38 in a NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament quarterfinal contest played Wednesday evening.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield College women's basketball program suffered a 65-54 defeat to Clark University in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament Quarterfinals on Wednesday night in Blake Arena.
Kennedy Guest-Pritchett averaged a double-double for the second consecutive week with 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Gerton averaged 15.5 points and 10 rebounds per game (18 of her 20 rebounds were defensive boards) as the Bears went 2-0 during the week to close the season winning eight of nine to earn a spot in the NEWMAC Tournament.
BOSTON, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is pleased to announce the 2016-17 NEWMAC Women's Basketball Academic All-Conference Team. The 2016-17 team consists of 30 NEWMAC women's basketball student-athletes.
BOSTON, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced seeds and pairings for the 2017 Women's Basketball Championship on Saturday, following the conclusion of the regular season. Babson secured the regular season title and will serve as the top overall seed and hosting rights for the conference championship, which begins on Wednesday.
Chelsea McAllister, a sophomore guard for Springfield College, led the Pride to a pair of NEWMAC victories this past week, as she averaged 17.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game. In a 2-0 week for MIT, Taylor V'Dovec averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and shot 82.4 percent from the floor. Williams-Flores had an outstanding defensive effort for the Lyons last week, recording a team-best 29 rebounds, including 11 off the offensive glass.
Boyle continues to impress as she put in 12 points against Wheaton and 29 points against Mount Holyoke for a combined 41 points and pushing the Lions to 2-0 on the week. Gerton led the Bears to a pair of NEWMAC wins against teams above them in the standings including a 54-50 win over WPI to snap the Engineers seven-game win streak and hand them just their second NEWMAC loss of the season.
Pickering had a magnificent week averaging 28.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 44.9 percent for Babson. Gill had a huge week as Coast Guard won back-to-back NEWMAC games for the first time this season. Narlee averaged 14.5 rebounds, including 11.5 on the defensive end, to go along with 3.5 blocked shots and 3.0 steals in a pair of games for Babson.
In a 2-0 week for MIT, Dolly Yuan averaged 18 points, four assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals while shooting 72.2 percent from the floor and 80 percent from three-point range. Biney once again paced the Engineers in a 2-0 week, this time by narrowly averaging a double-double of 11.5 points and eight rebounds.