Date Posted:03/05/2003, 8:00AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The New England Small College Athletic Conference has announced their Women's Basketball All-Conference selections, and Bowdoin College was honored with two repeat performers. Senior co-captain Kristi Royer (Lewiston, Maine) and junior guard Lora Trenkle (Surry, Maine) were tabbed as first-team selections. Bowdoin finished their regular season undefeated in conference play and against Division III teams. The Polar Bears are currently 24-2 and will are ranked seventh in the nation and first in New England and Maine entering NCAA play this weekend.
Royer capped off a stellar senior year that saw her average 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game this season. She is now a three-time First-Team All-NESCAC Selection. She sits second all-time on Bowdoin's point list (1,400) and third in all-time rebounds with 752. This season, she was twice named NESCAC Player of the Week, twice Maine State Player of the Week and twice named NEWBA Player of the Week. She dominated the NESCAC Tournament, averaging 22.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in the Polar Bears' three playoff games.
Trenkle, the 2002 NESCAC Player of the Year, made a successful switch to point guard this season and averaged a team-leading 14.6 points and 3.0 assists. Trenkle led the squad in points, assists, minutes and was second with 1.8 steals per game. She finished second in the NESCAC in 3-point percentage (38.4). Trenkle was also huge in big games, averaging 18 pts., 6 reb., and 3 asst. in games vs. USM, Bates and Wesleyan.
Colby's Sarah Walsh earned Player of the Year Honors. Colby ended their season 18-7 and was eliminated in the first round of the NESCAC Playoffs. Other honors voted on by the league coaches were Defensive Player of the Year (Kerri McMahon, Williams), Rookie of the Year (Jessica Powers, Tufts) and Coach of the Year (Kate Mullen, Wesleyan).