Poe Earns WBCA All-American Honorable Mention

Poe Earns WBCA All-American Honorable Mention

Whitman Story

ATLANTA (March 15, 2018) – Whitman senior Casey Poe was named WBCA All-American Honorable mention, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced on Thursday night.

Poe in February was voted the Northwest Conference player of the year for the 2017-18 season before being tabbed a first-team D3hoops.com All-West Region player.

Whitman's leading scorer at 16.3 points per game, fourth highest in the NWC, Poe led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.75) and free-throw percentage (81.6 percent). Nationally, her assist-to-turnover figure was 62nd among D-III player, her free-throw percentage ranked 81st, a 49.8 field-goal percentage was 66th, and her PPG average was 122nd.

Among her awards within the season, she earned the U.S. Basketball Writers Association D-III women's national player of the week award following a weekend in which she scored a career-best 29 points in a 77-71 victory over 27th-ranked George Fox University and 21 points in a triumph over Whitworth University.

Poe surpassed the 1,000-point mark for a career this season and finished her four years at Whitman with 1,145 points -- eighth all time on the Whitman scoring list and the 14th player in program history to have accumulated at least 1,000 points.

With Poe on the roster the Blues have played in a pair of NCAA tournaments (2017, 2018), won a NWC postseason tournament (2017), and won a total of 82 games, 47 of them against league opponents.

Here are the 2018 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-Americans:

2018 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-Americans

Name, Institution, Year, Position

Melissa Baptista, Tufts University, Senior, Forward

Kate Kerrigan, Bowdoin College, Senior, Guard

Alexandra Leslie, University of Rochester, Senior, Center

Alysha Lofton, Albright College, Senior, Guard, Forward

Abby Owings, Thomas More College, Senior, Guard

Kaitlyn Read, New York University, Senior, Guard

Katie Sire, Montclair State University, Senior, Guard, Forward

Katie Sommer, Wartburg College, Senior, Guard

Hannah Spaulding, University of St Thomas, Junior, Center

Kelly Williams, Randolph-Macon College, Sophomore, Center


2018 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America honorable mention

Name, Institution, Year, Position

Morgan Birmelin, DeSales University, Junior, Guard

McKenna Brooks, State University College at Geneseo, Junior, Forward

Amy Bullimore, Ohio Northern University, Senior, Center

Eliza Campbell, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Senior, Forward

Erica Decandido, Tufts University, Sophomore, Forward

Kelly Donnelly, Skidmore College, Senior, Forward

Madeline Eck, Amherst College, Sophomore, Guard

Rebekah Ehresman, Illinois Wesleyan University, Senior, Guard

Hannah Fox, Amherst College, Sophomore, Guard

Bryce Frank, Austin College, Junior, Center

Emily Gibbons, Gettysburg College, Senior, Forward

Gabrielle Harris, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham, Sophomore, Guard

Amisha Herd, Marietta College, Senior, Guard

Maya Howard, DePauw University, Junior, Guard

Kaitlin Jamieson, George Fox University, Senior, Forward

Bridgette Mann, University of Scranton, Junior, Guard

Zarkia Mattox, Ferrum College, Senior, Guard

Molly McGraw, Illinois Wesleyan University, Senior, Guard

Camille McPherson, Moravian College, Senior, Guard, Forward

Miranda Murphy, Wartburg College, Senior, Forward

Caroline Naumann, Lynchburg College, Senior, Forward

Olariche Obi, University of Chicago, Junior, Forward

Cori Okada, Rochester Institute of Technology, Junior, Guard

Casey Poe, Whitman College, Senior, Guard

Madison Temple, Thomas More College, Junior, Guard

Brooke Trewyn, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Senior, Guard

Brandi Vallely, Muhlenberg College, Senior, Guard

Micah Weaver, Trinity University (TX), Senior, Guard

Kendrea Williams, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham, Sophomore, Guard

Sasha Williams, Stockton University, Senior, Forward