PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – University of Delaware junior Nicole Enabosi was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Year as the league announced its postseason honors Wednesday morning.
The forward also garnered CAA All-First Team and All-Defensive Team honors while freshman forward Lizzie Oleary collected All-Rookie Team accolades.
Enabosi (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) enters postseason play averaging a career-high 18.4 points and 12.2 rebounds per game while shooting .515 from the field.
She holds the Blue Hens single-season record with 535 rebounds and 22 double-doubles while her name is littered amongst the Delaware single-season Top 10 for points, points per game, rebounds per game, blocked shots, field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made and free throws attempted.
Enabosi, now a two-time All-CAA First Team and All-Defensive Team selection, becomes the fifth player in program history to pick up Conference Player of the Year honors as Sarah Gause (East Coast Conference, 1985), Jen Riley (ECC, 1991; North America Conference, 1992), Tiara Malcom (CAA, 2005) and Elena Delle Donne (CAA, 2010, 2012, 2013) previously earned their league’s top honors.
Oleary (Willow Grove, Pa./Abington Senior) has appeared in all 29 games for the Blue Hens during her rookie campaign and averages 4.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest. She is second for Delaware with a 48.9 shooting percentage to go along with 13 blocked shots.
Drexel had three major award winners in Denise Dillon (Coach of the Year), Hannah Nihill (Rookie of the Year) and Kelsi Lidge (Dean Ehlers Award) while Elon’s Jada Graves and Ra’Shika White were named the Defensive Player of the Year and Sixth Player of the Year, respectively. Rebekah Banks (UNCW) was tabbed the CAA Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The Blue Hens, who finished the regular season with an overall record of 18-10 while going 11-7 in conference play received the fifth seed in this weekend’s CAA Tournament. Delaware will square off against fourth-seeded Northeastern (16-13, 11-7) on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. as the second quarterfinals game of the day at Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC).
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