Women’s Basketball Places Four on Academic All-MAC Team

Academic All-MAC Team

CLEVELAND, OH – After another successful season on the court, the University at Buffalo women's basketball team saw the accolades pour in off the court as well, as four UB student-athletes earned a spot on the Academic All-MAC team, as announced by the conference on Monday morning.

A total of 52 student-athletes were named to the 2019 squad.

Earning the recognition for the third straight season was senior Ayoleka Sodade while Theresa Onwuka was honored for the second time in her career and Brittany Morrison and Hanna Hall each earned the recognition for the first time in their UB careers.

Sodade, a health and human services major with a 3.436 GPA, was honored for the third straight season. The senior appeared in 20 games and played 105 minutes while scoring 28 points and grabbing 19 rebounds, seven assists and nine steals.

A health and human services major with a 3.823 GPA, Onwuka was placed on the squad for a second straight season. The junior started in 33 of 34 games for the Bulls this season, averaging career-highs in points (9.4), rebounds (5.3) and minutes (26.1) while finishing with 44 steals, 42 assists and 10 blocks.

Morrison, a social sciences major with a 3.264 GPA, earned the Academic All-MAC recognition for the first time as a Bull. The North Ridgeville, Ohio native had the best season of her career averaging 16.9 minutes, 6.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting a career-high 75.6% from the charity stripe. She ranked first on the team with 87 offensive rebounds and second with 194 total rebounds.

Earning the recognition for the first time in her Buffalo career, Hanna Hall is a psychology major with a 3.783 GPA. She had a breakout sophomore campaign, appearing in 34 games while earning 27 starts and averaged 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game, while finishing with 25 steals and 101 assists. The Hamilton, Ontario native earned All-MAC Tournament honors after averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists over three games in Cleveland.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

2018-19 MAC Women's Basketball Academic All-MAC Team

Alyssa Clay, Junior, 3.485, Exercise Science
Shayna Harmon, Junior, 3.281, Sport Management
Megan Sefcik, Redshirt Senior 3.957, Elementary Education-literacy
Caitlin Vari, Junior 3.852, Marketing Management

Ball State:
Jasmin Samz, Senior, 3.465, Exercise Science
Aliyah Walker, Senior, 3.396, Family and Child Development

Bowling Green:
Andrea Cecil, Junior, 3.447, Exercise Science
Maddie Cole, Senior, 3.729, International Business/Marketing
Clare Glowniak, Junior, 3.893, Biology
Madisen Parker, Sophomore, 4.000, Middle Childhood Education
Angela Perry, Sophomore, 3.705, Biology
Jane Uecker, Junior, 3.205, Individualized Planned Program

Hanna Hall, Sophomore, 3.783 GPA, Psychology
Brittany Morrison, Senior, 3.264 GPA, Social Sciences
Theresa Onwuka, Junior, 3.823 GPA, Health and Human Services
Ayoleka Sodade, Senior, 3.436 GPA, Health and Human Services

Central Michigan
Gabrielle Bird, Junior, 3.57, Exercise Science
Kyra Bussell, Sophomore, 3.99, Exercise Science
Reyna Frost, Senior, 3.68, Mathematics
Presley Hudson, Senior, 3.72, Physical Activity Specialist
Jaeda Robinson, Senior, 3.91, Biomedical Sciences
Maddy Watters, Sophomore, 3.95, Marketing

Kent State:
Alexa Golden, Senior, 3.962, Sport & Recreation Management
Ali Poole, Junior, 3.732, Biology

Miami (OH):
Baleigh Reid, R-Senior, 4.0 GPA, Kinesiology and Health
Kristen Levering, Senior, 3.84 GPA, Psychology
Kendall McCoy, Senior, 3.53 GPA, Kinesiology
Leah Purvis, Senior, 3.23 GPA, Psychology
Savannah Kluesner, Junior, 3.74 GPA, Supply Chain & Operations Management & Marketing
Abbey Hoff, Junior, 3.44 GPA, Marketing
Lauren Dickerson, Junior, 3.30 GPA, Marketing
Kenzie Schmitz, Sophomore, 3.98 GPA, Accountancy

Northern Illinois:
Riley Blackwell, Sophomore, 3.799, Accountancy
Paulina Castro, R-Sophomore, 3.588, Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy
Ally May, R-Junior, 3.802, Nursing
Myia Starks, Junior, 3.615, Marketing
Mikayla Voigt, Senior, 3.933, Nursing
Abby Woollacott, Senior, 3.854, Rehabilitation & Disability Services

Amani Burke, Sophomore, 3.400, Child & Family Studies
Gabby Burris, Sophomore, 3.250, Undeclared
Dominique Doseck, Senior, 3.873, Sport Management
Kendall Jessing, Senior, 3.915, Graphic Design

Mikaela Boyd, R-Senior, 3.53, HR Management MBA      
Tyra Carlsten-Handberg, Sophomore, 3.85, Pre-International Business
Kaayla McIntye, R-Senior, 3.27, HR Management MBA
Mariella Santucci, Junior, 3.33, Pre-Business
Sarah St-Fort, R-Senior, 3.34, Finance MBA
Merveilles "Mae" Tshitenge, Senior, 3.31, Recreational Therapy

Western Michigan:
Logan McCane, Senior, 3.85, Interdisciplinary Health Services
Meredith Miller, Senior, 3.92, Sales & Business Marketing
Kamrin Reed, Junior, 3.52, Sport Management