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Becker Named Third Team D3hoops.com All-Central Region
Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
STERLING, VA - UW-Eau Claire women's basketball guard Rachel Becker (Jr. -Gilmanton) was selected to the third team D3hoops.com All-Central Region Team, it was announced today by D3hoops.com publisher Pat Coleman.
Becker earned first team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) honors this past season. Becker led the Blugolds in minutes played (30.1 per game), assists (5.11 per game) and steals (2.44 per game) while tying for second in rebounds (5.0 per game) and third in scoring (10.2 per game). In the WIAC Becker ranked first in assists, second in assists/turnover ratio (1.66), fifth in steals, 11th in free throw percentage (.727), 16th in scoring and 18th in rebounding.
Becker was named to the Forester Tip-Off All-Tournament Team at Lake Forest (IL) do in part to a 22 point, nine assists and seven rebound performance in the first round of the tournament against Iowa Wesleyan. Averaging 5.1 assists per game, Becker averaged over one full assist more than the next closest ranked WIAC player in Cassandra Schultz of UW-Stevens Point with 3.74 per game. In one week versus UW-Superior and UW-La Crosse Becker posted double-digit assists totals in each game recording 11 versus the Yellowjackets and 12 against the Eagles.
Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools. A record 606 players were nominated nationwide.
The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for 10 players in their region. SIDs voted for six frontcourt players and four backcourt players and the top vote-getters at each position were named to the All-Region team.
"We are thankful to the Sports Information Directors across Division III who took the time to nominate and vote to provide broader recognition to these worthy student-athletes," said D3hoops.com publisher Pat Coleman. "Participation continues to grow each year and that only strengthens the team."