February 27, 2013

Donahoe and Brady Recognized in NESCAC Women's Basketball Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin women's basketball players Kaitlin Donahoe (Amherst, N.Y.) and Shannon Brady (Scituate, Mass.) have been honored in All-Conference accolades announced by the New England Small College Athletic Conference on Wednesday.

Donahoe was recognized as a First Team All-NESCAC performer while Brady was tabbed as the league's Rookie of the Year.

Donahoe closes out her career with her first All-NESCAC honor after an outstanding senior campaign. The senior co-captain led the league in scoring at 15.4 points per game and was fifth-best in the conference with 3.2 assists per conference. Donahoe, who improved her points per game average each of her four years, finishes her time at Bowdoin with 1,058 career points to rank 11th in school history. Additionally, her 373 career assists stand third in program history whiler her 99 three-pointers are eighth. Her .340 career three-point percentage stands seventh in school history and her .724 clip from the free-throw line is 10th all-time at Bowdoin.

Brady enjoyed an exceptional first-year season and is the fourth Polar Bear to earn NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors, following in the distinguished footsteps of Lora Trenkle '04, Eileen Flaherty '07 and Jill Henrikson '12. Brady made an immediate impact in the Polar Bear lineup this season, averaging 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and ranks fifth in the league at 2.0 blocks per contest. Her 47 blocks were the fifth-most in a single season in program history and the most-ever by a first-year player.

Bowdoin finished their season with a trip to the NESCAC Semifinals, ending the year with a record of 14-11.