(Portions of this story courtesy of University of St. Thomas Athletics Communications)
ATLANTA, Ga. — In an announcement made Tuesday, Sheridan Hopkins of University of St. Thomas (Texas) was selected as one of 20 NCAA Division III senior women’s basketball players that will participate in the Beyond Sports Women’s Collegiate All-Star Game presented by the WBCA.
Hopkins, a senior from Galveston, Texas, led the Celts and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in scoring with an average of 22.6 points per game. Her 8.0 rebounds per game also led the Celts.
The second annual Beyond Sports Women's Collegiate All-Star Game will be played at the Capital Center Performance Arena on the campus of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on March 21 immediately preceding the NCAA Division III women's basketball national championship game. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. ET.
This marks the second consecutive year the SCAC will have a representative participate in the All-Star Game. Last season, Austin College's Bryce Frank played in the inaugural game.
The all-stars were chosen by a committee of head women's basketball coaches of NCAA Division III programs, who are also members of the WBCA. All players were nominated by WBCA member coaches.
The final two participants will be selected by fans from a list of five nominees. Voting is now open. Click here to access your all-star ballot. Fan voting ends at noon ET, Sunday, March 15. The final list of all-stars and team rosters will be announced Monday, March 16.
UST is in its first season of transition to the NCAA's Division III and the SCAC. The Celts' 20-5 regular season record was the best in the history of the women's basketball program.
Here are the 2020 All-Stars:
- Jordan Barth, Misericordia University
- Anna-Sophia Capizzi, Haverford College
- Erica DeCandido, Tufts University*
- Hannah Fox, Amherst College*
- Sheridan Hopkins, University of St. Thomas (Texas)
- Sydney Kopp, Depauw University
- Macenzie Kraemer, Loras College*
- Taylor Lake, University of Chicago
- Olivia LeBaron, Buffalo State College
- Jaysea Morgan, Webster University
- Alexis Nall, Hanover College
- Caitlin Navratil, Nebraska Wesleyan University
- Victoria Pena, University of Texas at Dallas
- Rebecca Prociak, King’s College
- Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda, Emmanuel College
- Devan Rimmer, Widener University
- Makana Stone, Whitman College*
- Madison Van Pelt, SUNY New Paltz
*still competing in the NCAA Tournament
The five nominees for the remaining two positions to be chosen by fans are:
- Nicolette Conkin, Utica College
- Meghan Foley, Gordon College
- Alex Goslin, Springfield College
- Laura Hamilton, Luther College
- Kelly Williams, Randolph-Macon College
About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to those organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.
About Beyond Sports
Beyond Sports is a world leader in foreign tours, study abroad programs, and international internships for college athletes. Since 2010, they've hosted more than 2,700 college athletes representing more than 600 different colleges and universities across the US and currently offer programs in 7 different countries around the globe. The Beyond Sports team includes former college athletes and college coaches who are passionate about "Connecting the World Through Sports!" For more information about Beyond Sports, visit www.beyondsportstours.com.