Lynchburg, Va. - Marymount University senior standout Katelyn Fischer earned her second consecutive Virginia Sports Information Director’s College Division Women’s Basketball Player of the Year honor, as announced on Tuesday. She also collected First Team VaSID All-State honors.
Fischer previously collected three All-America accolades on the year after being recognized by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, D3Hoops.com and DIIINews.
The Reisterstown, Md., product was named the D3Hoops.com Atlantic Region Player of the Year and tabbed the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the second year in a row. She was also selected as one of the 11 finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy, awarded to the top Division III men’s and women’s basketball player in the nation.
Fischer led the Saints to a 24-5 record, their 12th Capital Athletic Conference championship and 17th appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. She averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game while shooting at a 46.7 percent clip from the floor. She was also one of the national leaders in three-point shooting at 42 percent.
In the classroom, Fischer was named First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America, the first Marymount player to achieve the feat. A business major, she owns a stellar 3.97 grade point average and was named the Marymount Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior, CAC All-Academic and VaSID Academic All-State.
Joining Fischer on the first team was Hollins senior guard Jasmine Greene, Lynchburg sophomore guard/forward Shannon Allan, Bridgewater senior guard Jessica Mullen and Christopher Newport junior guard Tia Perry. The VaSID College Division Second Team consisted of Eastern Mennonite junior forward Bianca Ygarza, Washington junior guard Sam Partonen, Roanoke sophomore forward Paxton Gwin, Ferrum senior guard Tesla Akers and Bluefield junior guard Tequila McNeal.
Christopher Newport’s Bill Broderick was tabbed VaSID Coach of the Year while Randolph-Macon’s Katie Anderson was selected VaSID Rookie of the Year.
VaSID is comprised of sports information or athletics communications professionals from intercollegiate institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Membership is open to any individual affiliated with one of the state’s institutions at the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, community college and independent levels, provided that individual’s area of responsibility lies within the realm of sports information.