GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2015-16 women's basketball all-conference awards and Gallaudet University senior Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) was named to the first team.
This is Gage's second All-NEAC honor and Gallaudet's sixth straight year of having at least one player on one of the three all-conference teams, which consist of six players each. Gage was named to the All-NEAC second team last season. She is the second Bison player to earn two All-NEAC honors in her career joining former Gallaudet standout Lindsay Stergio.
Lancaster Bible College senior Aubrey Folger was named NEAC Player of the Year and Penn St.-Abington freshman Shayna Rodriguez earned NEAC Rookie of the Year. Lancaster Bible coach Katelyn Vanderhoff was picked as NEAC Coach of the Year by her peers. LBC also had the most all-conference honorees with four.
The Bison have seven All-NEAC honors since joining the conference in 2010-11.
2015-16: Zamica Gage (First Team)
2014-15: Zamica Gage (Second Team)
2013-14: Lindsay Stergio (First Team)
2012-13: Lindsay Stergio (Second Team)
2011-12: Britny Latham (Third Team)
2010-11: Easter Faafiti (First Team)
2010-11: Nukeitra Hayes (First Team)
Below is a brief paragraph on Gallaudet's honoree (stats and rankings as of 2/24/2016)
2015-16 Gallaudet University Women's Basketball All-NEAC Honoree
ALL-NEAC FIRST TEAM
|Zamica Gage, Sr., Guard
2014-15 All-NEAC Second Team...NEAC Player of the Week (Feb. 22)…leads NCAA Division III in steals (123)…ranked No. 2 in Division III for steals per game (4.73)...13th in field goals made (203)...36th in points per game (19.1)...40th in assists (122)...46th in assists per game (4.7)...has helped Gallaudet to the No. 14 ranking in Division III for steals (339) and No. 17 in steals per game (13.0)...ranked first in the NEAC for steals (123), games (26), games started (26)...third in field goals (203)...third in points (497)…fourth in assists (122), points per 40 minutes (24.9), and points per game (19.1)...sixth in field goal percentage (48.2)...11th in free throws (90)...scored 30 or more points in four different games...scored a career-high 38 vs. Cobleskill (Jan. 16)...had one double-double but was really close to several triple doubles this season...had six or more steals in 11 games...started all 26 games...led the Bison in points (497), points per game (19.1), field goal attempts (421), field goals made (203), tied for field goal percentage (.482), assists (122), steals (123), free throws made (90), free throw attempts (142).