Melissa Teel named NCAA Division III State Farm Coaches' All-American

WBCA and State Farm® Honor the 2011 NCAA Division III
State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team

ATLANTA, GA (Mar. 18) —The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and State Farm® announced on Friday the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team.

Western's senior center Melissa Teel (Hamden, CT) was named to the All-America Team after another outstanding season for the 24-4 Colonials. She and her team advanced to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships for the second-straight season.

The 6'2" force in the middle averaged 18.2 points, 12.6 rebounds and 4.3 blocked shots in her final season .

She broke several records this season and will go down as one of the best basketball players to put on a uniform at Western During her final season, she became the first Colonials to surpass 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

The 10-member team was selected by a vote of the selection committee. The committee is comprised of one representative from each of the eight geographical regions and a chairperson.

The members of the 2011 NCAA Division III State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team are as follows:

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Kathryn Berger

Washington University

Sr.

F

6-1

Jessica Berry

Utica College

Sr.

F

5-10

Jaclyn Daigneault

Amherst College

Sr.

F

5-11

Andrea Hoover

Lebanon Valley College

Sr.

G

5-5

BriAnna Lucas

William Paterson University

Jr.

G

5-4

Britta Petersen

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Sr.

F

5-11

Chelsie Schweers

Christopher Newport University

Sr.

G

5-7

Taylor Simpson

University of Chicago

Jr.

C

6-2

Carrie Snikkers

Hope College

Sr.

C

6-3

Melissa Teel

Western Connecticut State University

Sr.

C

6-2

The following have been recognized as State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team Honorable Mentions for NCAA Division III:

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Melissa Alwardt

University of Rochester

Sr.

G

5-9

Jordan Burkholder

Bridgewater College

Sr.

G

5-8

Lyndsay Burton

Johns Hopkins University

Sr.

F

5-11

Alexandra Chili

Muhlenberg College

Jr.

G

5-10

Brittany Cohen

State Univ. of New York at Cortland

Jr.

G

5-7

Katie DeWitt

Northwestern College

Sr.

G

5-11

Nicole Dickman

Thomas More College

Sr.

C

6-0

Danielle Duncan

Greensboro College

Jr.

C

6-0

Easter Faafiti

Gallaudet University

Sr.

C

5-10

Andrea Flease

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Sr.

G

5-5

Colleen Hart

Tufts University

Sr.

G

5-4

Louvinia Hayes

Lehman College

Sr.

G

5-7

Amy Heffner

Moravian College

Sr.

G

5-11

Lee Jennings

John Carroll University

Sr.

G

5-6

Shaina Kaiser

Denison University

Sr.

G

5-10

Lauren McCormick

Union College

Sr.

C

6-0

Erica Nord

Concordia College, Moorhead

Sr.

G

5-7

Tiffany Patrick

Kean University

Sr.

F

5-11

Alyssa Polosky

State University College at Geneseo

Sr.

C

6-0

Maggie Prewitt

Centre College

Jr.

G

5-9

Stacey Schutjer

Simpson College

Jr.

C

6-2

Tarneisha Scott

University of Texas - Dallas

Sr.

F

5-9

April Smith

William Paterson University

Jr.

F

5-9

Caroline Stedman

Amherst College

Jr.

G

5-9

Amy Stifter

College of St Benedict

Sr.

G

5-8

Kathryn Stockbower

Swarthmore College

Sr.

F

6-0

Dana Thompson

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Sr.

C

6-1

Carissa Verkaik

Calvin College

So.

C

6-2

Mary Wilkowski

Hamline University

Sr.

C

6-0

Nicole Wurdeman

Babson College

Jr.

F

6-1


 

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