Newport News, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s
basketball senior forward Maame Amponsah was named 2011 College Division First
Team All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association, as
announced on Thursday. Amponsah was also previously named Capital Athletic
Conference Co-Player of the Year, First Team All-CAC, D3Hoops.com All-Region,
Richmond Times Dispatch All-State and Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District.
The fifth VaSID All-State selection in program history
since the award’s inception in 2004, Amponsah is the second first team honoree since
Randi Jones earned the accolade in 2006.
Other Saints to garner the award include Annetta Benjamin in 2004, Jones
in 2005 and 2006, and Amanda Billy in 2010.
Tied for the national lead in rebounding for Division III, Amponsah averaged
15.6 rebounds per game as a senior while adding 11.8 points per game. She
posted 17 double-doubles on the year and grabbed at least 10 rebounds in every
game but one. Amponsah was named CAC Player of the Week twice and set a program
record with 22 rebounds in the league opener at Frostburg State.
Marymount went 13-10 under first year head coach Ashlee Courter and finished
second in the CAC regular season standings with an 11-5 league record. The
Saints concluded their season in the semifinals of the CAC Tournament.
VaSID was formed in 1983, and is comprised of sports
information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent
institutions from the state of Virginia. The purpose of the organization is to
promote college athletics at all four-year institutions.
2011 VaSID College
Division All-State Women’s Basketball Team
Maame Amponsah, Marymount
Kristen Blalock, Va. Wesleyan
Jordan Burkholder, Bridgewater
Meg Ingram, Washington & Lee
Chelsie Schweers, Christopher Newport
Amber Carter, UVA-Wise
Kristen Keith, Ferrum
Jessica Mullen, Bridgewater
Maggie Roy, Randolph-Macon
Ashley Washington, Averett
Player of the Year: Chelsie Schweers, CNU
Coach of the Year: Carolyn Hunter, CNU
Rookie of the Year: Kala Yoders, Eastern Mennonite