Blue Hens Quartet Honored with CAA Postseason Accolades
RICHMOND, Va. – With the regular season at a close and the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on the horizon, the University of Delaware women’s basketball team had four student-athletes recognized by the CAA head coaches for their athletic and academic accomplishments.
Sophomore Nicole Enabosi (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) garnered All-CAA First Team and All-Defensive Team accolades for the first time in her career while senior Erika Brown (Peterson, N.J./John F. Kennedy) was named to the Third Team for the second straight season. Freshman Abby Gonzales (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) earned All-Rookie Team honors while senior Hannah Jardine (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada/O’Donel) was an All-Academic Team selection for the third consecutive year.
Enabosi currently leads the Blue Hens in nine different statistical categories and is second in the CAA with 10.1 rebounds per game (24th NCAA) and seventh with 13.9 points per while she is atop the league with 7.0 defensive rebounds per. The forward is in the Top 10 of seven CAA categories. Her mark of 16 double doubles this season ranks her 12th nationally while she is 15th nationally with 207 free throw attempts and 16th with 151 free throws made.
One of the team’s co-captains, Brown is second for Delaware with 12.3 points per game while leading the way with 34.6 minutes per. She has appeared in every single game for the Hens during her four-year career and has her name littered amongst the Blue Hens career records.
In her first year in a Delaware uniform, Gonzales earned the starting nod as the team’s point guard less than a month into the season and has not left that role while playing in all 29 games. The guard averages 4.9 points per game and is second for the Hens with 2.0 assists per and 1.0 3-point field goals made per contest.
A mechanical engineering major, Jardine holds a 3.00 GPA while posting 6.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 treys per game for the Blue Hens. One of the team’s co-captains, the forward is a team representative to the Delaware Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and a member of the Dean’s List.
James Madison guard Precious Hall was tabbed the 2016-17 CAA Player of the Year while her Dukes teammate Kamiah Smalls garnered Rookie of the Year accolades and College of Charleston guard Breanna Bolden was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year. Charlotte Smith represented Elon as the Coach of the Year while Phoenix senior Lauren Brown collected the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award.
The Blue Hens open the CAA Women’s Basketball Championship Thursday with a 2:30 p.m. quarterfinals matchup against William & Mary.