Hope College’s Maura McAfee has been chosen one of five student-athletes to the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s 2016 College Academic-Athlete Women’s Team.
The forward from Midland, Michigan (Midland HS) joins Michigan Tech’s Kerry Gardner, Western Michigan’s Alex Morton, Oakland’s Elena Popkey and Saginaw Valley State’s Emily Wendling as women’s honorees.
To be eligible, nominees must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have reached sophomore standing, be either a starter or an important reserve and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games.
McAfee recently graduated from Hope after completing her major in biology. She is headed to graduate school at Belmont University for physical therapy.
McAfee earned Women’s Basketball Coaches Association First Team All-America honors and D3Hoops.com Second-Team All-America honors as a senior.
McAfee averaged 16.0 points and 10.6 rebounds per game while leading the Flying Dutch to a 26-2 overall record and Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season and tournament championships.
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'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.