Minneapolis, MN --- Junior Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has been tabbed as the first D3hoops.com Women's Basketball All-Northeast Team selection in program history. The local product was named to the second team.
Biney, the All-NEWMAC first teamer and first-ever NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year, is 16th in steals and 23rd in steals per game among her Division III peers ahead of the national championship weekend. Following the conference tournament, the local product led the NEWMAC overall in steals (93) while ranking second in free throw percentage (79.1%), second in points (415), fourth in field goals (165) and fourth in points per game (14.8). Over the span of 16 conference games, Biney led the way in steals (47) and free throw percentage (80.4%), as well as fifth in field goals (85), seventh in points (216) and eighth in points per game (13.5). The team leader in scoring and rebounding handed in a career-high 28 versus RPI and a season-best in NEWMAC games with 22 at Wellesley.
A double-digit scorer in 24 of 28 games, including the last eight, Biney garnered two NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week selections and three NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week nods, including the first-ever to be awarded by the conference. The repeat CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree was named MVP of the Worcester City Tournament, WPI Thanksgiving Classic and WPI Holiday Tournament. In the final week of the season, Biney dropped 18 points in the NEWMAC first round versus Coast Guard and semifinal against Clark.