Stockbower Named NCAA Division III All-America Team Finalist


ATLANTA, Ga. - Junior Kathryn Stockbower of the Swarthmore College women's basketball team was named a finalist for the NCAA Division III State Farm® Coaches’ All-America Team by the WBCA on Tuesday afternoon.

Stockbower joins 40 finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team.

Stockbower_ProfileTwo weeks ago,  Stockbower (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin, Pa.) became just the ninth player in Centennial Conference history to earn first-team All-Centennial honors three times.

Stockbower  - a preseason All-American  - is coming off a tremendous 2009-10 campaign that saw her lead the Centennial Conference in rebounding (13.5 rpg), finish second in scoring (17.7 ppg), third in shooting percentage (51.2) while finishing seventh in the nation in rebounding average . For the 2009-10 season, Stockbower finished with a Centennial Conference-leading 22 double-doubles while scoring in double-figures in all 25 of the Garnet's games. For her career, Stockbower has 64 double-doubles - just 15 shy of the NCAA Division III record - while scoring in double-figures in a Centennial Conference-record 72 consecutive games.

Stockbower also excels in the classroom, as she was  recently named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America women's basketball third team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Last season, Stockbower was honored as the 2008-09 Centennial Conference Performer of the Year. Stockbower was also named to the 2009 WBCA All-Region team, while compiling four Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors, four ECAC Performer of the Week honors and Team of the Week accolades three times in her career.

The State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team will be presented at the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Banquet on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at The Chateau Hotel in Bloomington, Ill.

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