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.

MauraMcAfee is a first-team honoree, while Gardner is a second-

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

women’s semifinals.

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.

BenGardner 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.