Senior guard Ali Rinfrette of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women’s basketball team has been recognized for her excellence both in the classroom and on the court as she was honored as 2017-18 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) First Team Academic All-District for Division III District 4.
“I am extremely proud of Ali,” Head Coach Sharay Hall said. “It is incredibly difficult to balance the rigorous Nursing academic program while being a student-athlete, and she is completing both at the highest level of success. This is a true testament to how balanced of a student-athlete she is, and I could not be more proud.”
The Nursing major boasts a GPA of 3.75 and has been named to the University’s Dean’s List all seven semesters she’s been a student at Pitt-Bradford. She has also appeared on the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Academic All-Conference team all three of her years while earning the Junior and Sophomore Academic Excellence Awards as well as the Scholar-Athlete Award three times.
The Bradford native has also solidified herself as one of the top women’s basketball players in Pitt-Bradford history, as she reached the 2,000-career point plateau on Feb. 14 and is the program’s All-Time leading scorer.
Her stand-out career has been capped by a tremendous senior season. She ranks first in the AMCC and fifth in the nation in scoring with 22.0 points per game. She stays on the court nearly as much as anyone in the country, ranking second nationally with 39.1 minutes played per game. Her 139 free-throws made is the 12th most in the nation as well.
Rinfrette will now appear on the CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America national ballot, which will be voted on and announced in March.
The Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team will compete in the AMCC semifinals Saturday against No. 2 Mount Aloysius tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. hosted by top-seeded Hilbert.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University junior Mckenna Maycock has earned a spot on the 2017-18 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team, the second consecutive year she has received the honor.
The Academic All-District Teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. Maycock is one of eight student-athletes selected to the NCAA Division I District 1 team which included nominees from New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Joining Maycock on the All-District Team are Sierra Clark of Wagner, Carly Fabbri of Quinnipiac, Kia Nurse of UConn, Erika Stevens of Brown, Mackenzie Trpcic of Albany, Katherine Ups of Buffalo and Camille Zimmerman of Columbia.
The Randolph, N.Y. native is an accounting major who owns a 3.968 GPA in the classroom. She has been a member of the University Dean’s List and the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll her entire academic career at St. Bonaventure.
Maycock makes the Bonnies one of three Atlantic 10 schools with an honoree, joining Dayton and Saint Louis.
On the court, Maycock has had another breakout season by again showing marked improvement year-to-year. She has averaged 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while ranking among the Atlantic 10’s leaders in both field goal percentage (45.7 percent) and three-point percentage (45.1 percent) while leading the team in rebounding.
She was out of action for nearly a month due to an injury suffered in December, but registered four 20-point games in the first 10 contests of the season. After returning from injury, she has posted double figures in six of eight games played.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. The teams are voted on by sports information directors across the nation.