AU Women Earn Six NCAA Stat Leader Plaques

AU Women Earn Six NCAA Stat Leader Plaques


About 2½ months after its second NCAA Division II national championship, Ashland University's women's basketball team isn't done receiving awards.

The Eagle women recently received six plaques from the NCAA for leading D-II in six team and individual statistical categories during the 2016-17 season:

- Winning percentage. Ashland finished the season at 37-0, becoming the first Division II women's basketball team to win that many games without a loss in a single campaign.

- Assists per game. The Eagles averaged 24.4 assists per game in 2016-17, far and away the highest mark in Division II so far this decade. It also is the second consecutive season Ashland has led the country in helpers per game.

- Field-goal percentage. Ashland connected on 51.0 percent of its shots from the field, a school record.

- Scoring margin. The Eagles set another school record in this category, winning their games by an average of 30.2 points per game.

- Assist-to-turnover ratio. Ashland was 1.59-to-1 on assist-to-turnover ratio for the season, the best mark in D-II this decade.

- Kelsey Peare, 3-point field-goal percentage. The senior guard paced the country by connecting on 51.8 percent of her attempts from beyond the arc, which also is a school record.