GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2014-15 women's basketball all-conference awards and Gallaudet University junior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) was named to the second team. This is Gage's first All-NEAC honor and Gallaudet's fifth straight year of having at least one player on one of the three all-conference teams, which consist of five players each. The Bison have six All-NEAC honors since joining the conference in 2010-11.
Gage started in all 25 games where she averaged 28 minutes per game, 16.0 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 3.3 steals per game and 3.0 assists per game. She finished the season with 400 points, 150 rebounds, 76 assists, 82 steals, and seven blocks. Gage put up a career-high 29 points in a loss against Lancaster Bible College on Feb. 20. The junior guard led the team in nine different statistical categories and ranks in the Top 10 in six different NEAC statistical categories. Gage scored double digits in 21 games and scored 20 or more points on six different occasions. She was honored as NEAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Nov. 24.
The Bison concluded the regular season with a 14-11 overall record and posted a 13-7 mark in the conference, under head coach Stephanie Stevens in her third season. GU advanced to the NEAC tournament quarterfinals as the No. 3 seed from the South Division.
Lancaster Bible College junior Aubrey Folger was named NEAC Player of the Year helped to lead the Chargers to their third straight NEAC South Division regular season title. SUNY Polytechnic guard Molly MacIachlan took home NEAC Rookie of the Year honors. Penn St.-Abington coach Stephanie Carideo was picked by her peers as the NEAC Coach of the Year. Lancaster Bible and Penn St.-Abington led the all-conference selections with three honorees each.
Below is a brief paragraph on each Gallaudet honoree (stats and rankings as of 2/22/2015)
2014-15 Gallaudet University Women's Basketball All-NEAC Honoree
ALL-NEAC SECOND TEAM
|Zamica Gage, Jr., Guard
NEAC Player of the Week (Nov. 24)…ranked 25th in Division III for steals per game (3.41)…ranks second in the NEAC in points per 40 minutes (23.5)…third in steals (81)…fourth in field goals…ninth in points (396), assists (75)…10th in points per game (16.5)…leads the team in scoring (16.5), field goal percentage (62.6), assists (75), steals, minutes per game (28.1), games started (24), three-point field goal percentage (31.8), field goals made (155)…second in rebounds (145), defensive rebounds (85), three-pointers (14)…third in offensive rebounds (60), blocks (five).