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Hannah Spauding goes 2-for-2 on All-America teams

Photo by Keith Lucas
Photo by Keith Lucas

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WBCA News Release

D3Hoops.com news release

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St. Thomas senior All-America Hannah Spaulding on Saturday was announced as a repeat honoree on the 10-player Division III Women's Basketball All-America team by D3Hoops.com. Spaulding was one of five first-team selections.

On her career in 114 games, the Annandale, Minn., native finished with 1,394 points, 711 rebounds, 189 blocks and 19 double doubles while converting 68.6 percent of her field goals and 72 percent at the line. Her field-goal percentage broke a 26-year-old MIAC record and moved her into third in Division III history.

 

Thursday story

St. Thomas senior All-America Hannah Spaulding on Thursday was announced as a repeat honoree on the 10-player Division III Women's Basketball All-America team by the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (WBCA).

Senior Lucia Renikoff is among 30 players named honorable mention All-America.

This marks the sixth All-America honor in the last five seasons for Coach Ruth Sinn's Tommie program -- Spaulding joins two-time honoree and 2017 National Player of the Year Kaitlin Langer, and 2015 honorees Jenna Dockter and Maggie Weiers.

An Annandale, Minn., native, Spaulding is a two-time conference Player of the Year. She has led No. 2-ranked St. Thomas to the Final Four for the second time in three seasons. She has averaged 24 points and 14 boards in the last five postseason victories for the 30-1 Tommies. The Toms are 88-5 in her three seasons in the top 8 rotation.

St. Thomas had the program's third consecutive 20-0 sweep of MIAC foes in the regular season and playoffs. That extended the Tommies' three-plus year streak of consecutive victories against league opposition to 74 games.

The four St. Thomas seniors have 114 wins and just nine defeats (20-3 postseason), including a 30-1 mark so far in 2018-19. The 114 victories tied a record for one senior class, set last season.

Spaulding recently was announced as one of 10 finalists for the Jostens National Player of the Year award. The Jostens Trophy is awarded to the outstanding NCAA Division III men's and women's basketball players who excel on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. 

 

Hannah Spaulding

Biology major... 2X Academic All-MIAC, multiple Dean's Lists, on national ballot for 2018-19 CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration... repeated as first-team All-MIAC and conference Player of the Year... ranks second among all NCAA women's players in field-goal percentage at 70 percent; on career, shoots 68.5 percent, will break Laurie Trow's 26-year-old conference career FG% mark of 63 percent... Career: 113 games, 1,377 points, 703 rebounds, 187 blocks, 68.5% FG, 72% FT, 19 double doubles... 2017-18: Division III All-American, Conference Player of the Year... team 60-4 when she scores in double figures, 21-1 when she has a double-double.

Lucia Renikoff

Accounting major... 2X Academic All-MIAC, multiple Dean's Lists... repeated as first-team All-MIAC... Career: 119 games, 1,169 points, 203 3-point baskets, 313 rebounds, 264 assists, 119 steals, 41 percent 3-point range, 81 percent free-throw... Team 114-9 in her four-year era... Team 56-4 in games on her career when she scores in double figures...