Hope College basketball players Maura McAfee and Ben Gardner have been named to D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region Teams for the 2015-16 season.
team selection. There were 776 men’s and women’s
players nominated among eight regions across the country.
All players chosen all-region are eligible for All-America
consideration. The men’s All-American team will be
announced at the end of this week, in conjunction with the
Division III men's championships, and the women’s
will be announced in the week following the Division III
McAfee is one of 15 women’s players claiming all-region
The senior forward from Midland, Michigan (Midland HS) joins on the first team Great Lakes Region Player of
the Year Sydney Moss of Thomas More, Annie Bova of Mount Union, Jordan Holmes of Denison and Lisa
Murphy of Carnegie Mellon.
McAfee concluded her Hope career with 1,409 points and a school-record 1,047 rebounds. She is ranked third
all-time with the Flying Dutch after trailing only Amanda Kerkstra (1,568 points in 107 games from 1999-
2003) and Carrie Snikkers (1,430 points in 111 games from 2007-2011).
McAfee helped Hope post a 26-2 record this season, earn a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
regular-season and league titles for a NCAA Division III Championship berth.
McAfee’s 447 points as a senior were a career-best and tied for third in team history with Bria Ebels (2005-06).
McAfee's 297 rebounds this season were the second most in team history. She owns three of the top five totals:
312 in 2014-15 and 280 in 2013-14.
Gardner is one of 15 men’s players honored. The senior guard
from Carmel, Indiana (Carmel HS) helped the
Flying Dutchmen have a 24-4 record that included a MIAA
regular-season championship and second-round
appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship.
Gardner finished his career with 1,295 points – good for 17th
place all-time among Flying Dutchmen players.