March 7, 2013

Kaitlin Donahoe Named State Player of the Year in Maine Women's Basketball Awards

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior Kaitlin Donahoe (Amherst, N.Y.) was named the State Player of the Year by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association this week.

Bowdoin's 5-6 co-captain closed out her career with an outstanding senior campaign. The senior guard led the NESCAC in scoring at 15.4 points per game while averaging 3.2 assists per game. Donahoe also grabbed 3.8 rebounds per contest while swiping 38 steals this season. 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 while her 99 three-pointers are eighth. Donahoe averaged 17.9 points per game during her conference schedule this season. Donahoe was also a First Team All-State selection.

Shannon Brady earned a spot on the All-Maine Rookie Team following a fantastic first-year campaign. The NESCAC's Rookie of the Year, 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.