York, Pa. – Marymount University junior guard Katelyn Fischer was named the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year while senior forward Julie Tomesheski was tabbed Second Team All-CAC, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Fischer is the sixth CAC Player of the Year for the Saints and the second in as many years.
Also tabbed First Team All-CAC by the league’s coaches, Fischer was named CAC Player of the Week a league-best three times this season. The duo is the 48th and 49th Saint to garner All-CAC accolades with Fischer being the 26th to collect first team honors.
Fischer was dominant in every aspect on the floor for the Blue and White. Averaging 17.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game, she ranked in the top-10 of eight different statistical categories.
Leading the CAC in scoring, three-point shooting and minutes played while ranking second in assists and free throw shooting, Fischer was also seventh in steals and 10th in rebounding. On the national stage, she ranked eighth in assists in NCAA Division III, 13th in three-point percentage, 23rd in free throw percentage and 47th nationally in scoring.
Fischer scored in double-figures 23 times on the year and at least 20 points in 10 games, including a career-high 31 against Catholic. She posted seven double-doubles, four of them combining rebounds and points with the others combining assists and points.
Also stellar in the classroom, Fischer was named Capital One First Team Academic All-District®, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) after posting an impressive 3.96 GPA.
Tomesheski averaged 8.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game in her final season with the Blue and White. She ranked second in the CAC in field goal percentage at a 46.8 clip, 6th in rebounding and 18th in scoring. Her 211 boards on the year ranked her 245th overall in NCAA Division III.
Posting a pair of double-doubles on the year, Tomesheski also scored a career-high 19 at York (Pa.) and hauled in a personal-best 19 rebounds at former CAC foe Goucher. Her 19 caroms are the sixth most in a single game in MU history.
Tomesheski’s selection to the second team closes out an impressive career. Having transformed from a role player to a go-to offensive and defensive threat down low, she won a CAC Championship as a sophomore and made two NCAA Tournament appearances including the Sweet 16 in 2010. Tomesheski has also been named CAC All-Academic three times and is well on her way to a fourth.
Marymount went 14-13 overall in 2011-12 and 10-6 in league play. The Saints recorded their 14th-straight winning season and 28th overall in 30 years on the hardwood while earning a 13th-straight CAC semifinals appearance and 20th overall, both league records.