WORCESTER – WPI junior guard Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has earned her third career Academic All-District I citation, as selected by members of the College Information Directors of America from the states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Biney, along with Clark sophomore Ogechi Exemma (Hope Valley, RI), are now eligible for the Academic All-America ballot.
The management engineering major was an Academic All-America this past spring in the sport of softball and is now a repeat Academic All-District selection in women's basketball. Biney ranks 20th in steals (75) and 23rd in steals per game (3.41) at the national level while occupying a top 5 spot among her conference peers in steals, free throw percentage (2nd - 76.2), field goals (4th - 128), points (5th - 316) and points per game (5th - 14.4) this season. She also earned MVP honors following the Worcester City Championship, WPI Thanksgiving Classic and WPI Holiday Tournament. Biney is also third in scoring among NCAA student-athletes in Worcester County, including Holy Cross and Assumption.
Last season saw Biney pace the NEWMAC Champion Engineers in scoring and earn a spot on the All-NEWMAC First Team. This past spring featured a repeat NFCA All-Region First Team nod to go with another team championship and NCAA Super Regional appearance for the softball squad.
CoSIDA Release (PDF)