Three-time MIAA Player of the Year Brandi Dawson of Trine University was one of 10 players recognized March 15 as a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division III Coaches' All-American. The honor is the first of Dawson's career and makes the Thunder standout the first MIAA First-Team All-American since 2016 and the 11th in MIAA history. Dawson's honor is the first in Trine women's basketball history.
Hope's Francesca Buchanan was one of 30 individuals who received 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America honorable mention. Buchanan was a three-time First-Team All-MIAA selection during a four-year career.
Both Dawson and Buchanan will participate in the inaugural Beyond Sports Women's Collegiate Division III All-Star Game presented by the WBCA to be played March 16 at the Cregger Center in Salem, Va.
MIAA Student-Athletes Honored by WBCA
Hope - Francesca Buchanan (honorable mention) - Hope link
Trine - Brandi Dawson (1st team) - Trine link