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2015 All-NCAC Women's Basketball Team Announced

2015 All-NCAC Women's Basketball Team Announced

2015 All-NCAC Women's Basketball Team

Oberlin senior forward Christina Marquette (Huntington Beach, CA/Edison) {pictured} has been named the Player of the Year to highlight the 2015 All-North Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball team, announced on March 3rd following voting by the conference's head coaches.

Marquette, who makes her fourth appearance on an All-NCAC squad and third-straight as a first-team selection, finished the 16-game conference schedule as the top scorer in the NCAC with 337 points (21.1 ppg) after shooting 40 percent (126-of-314) from the field, 35 percent (37-of-107) from three-point range and 72 percent (48-of-67) from the free throw line. Marquette, who finished her career as Oberlin's all-time leader in both points (1,743) and rebounds (915), also finished in the top-five in three other major statistical categories in the NCAC this season, ranking second in rebounds (142 - 8.9 rpg), fourth in assists (52 - 3.3 apg) and fourth in steals (29 - 1.8 spg). Marquette is the first Oberlin player to earn the NCAC's Player of the Year award since Ann Gilbert collected back-to-back honors in 1989 and '90.

Three players joined Marquette as repeat selections on the first team, including Denison sophomore post Jordan Holmes (Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon), Allegheny junior forward Emma Pellicano (Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon) and DePauw senior guard Savannah Trees (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville). Trees was also named to the second team in 2013, while Pellicano was an honorable-mention selection in the same year.

Wittenberg senior wing Katelyn Haralamos (Maineville, OH/Kings) elevated to the top team in 2015 after a pair of honorable-mention nods in 2014 and '12, while DePauw senior Hannah Douglas (Pendleton, IN/Pendleton Hts.) also jumped up to the first team from the honorable mention squad in 2014. In addition, Wittenberg senior wing Darbie Zirkle (St. Paris, OH/Graham) makes her All-NCAC debut as a member of the first team this year.

Hiram freshman center Mercedes Jones (Dayton, OH/Ponitz Career Technology Center) earned the NCAC Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Year award after scoring 161 points (10.1 ppg) and pulling down 57 rebounds (3.6 rpg) in 16 league games this winter. Jones, who is the first player in program history to earn the NCAC's Newcomer of the Year award, also led the Terriers in field goal percentage this season at .504 after connecting on 66-of-131 shot attempts.

Oberlin Head Coach Kerry Jenkins was named the 2015 NCAC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year for the first time in his career after guiding the Yeowomen to a third-place tie with Denison in the final regular season standings with a 10-6 record against league foes. Jenkins, who is the first Oberlin coach in league history to collect the Coach of the Year award, also guided the Yeowomen to a quarterfinal home game in the NCAC Women's Basketball Tournament for the first time since the 1989-90 season. In seven years at Oberlin, Jenkins has compiled an overall record of 56-126 (.308).

Player of the Year Newcomer of the Year Coach of the Year

Christina Marquette
Mercedes Jones
Kerry Jenkins