Beyond Sports, WBCA announce 18 Division III women’s basketball all-stars; fans to select final 2

ATLANTA (March 6, 2019) — Beyond Sports and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today 18 of the 20 NCAA Division III senior women’s basketball players selected to participate in the inaugural Beyond Sports Women’s Collegiate All-Star Game presented by the WBCA.

The 18 all-stars were chosen by a committee of head women’s basketball coaches of NCAA Division III programs, who are also members of the WBCA. All players were nominated by WBCA member coaches.

The final two participants will be selected by fans from a list of eight nominees. Voting is now open. Click here to access your all-star ballot at Fan voting ends at noon ET, Sunday, March 10. The final two all-stars will be announced March 11.

The inaugural Beyond Sports Women’s Collegiate All-Star Game will be played at the Cregger Center on the campus of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, on March 16 immediately preceding the NCAA Division III women’s basketball national championship game. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. ET.

Here are the 2019 All-Stars:

  • Kendahl Adams, Westminster College
  • Jade Aponte, Hunter College
  • Lindsay Bettke, SUNY New Paltz
  • Taylor Blevins, Emory &Henry College
  • Francesca Buchanan, Hope College
  • Brandi Dawson, Trine University
  • Bryce Frank, Austin College
  • Jayla Harris, Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Madeline Homoly, Washington University (St. Louis)
  • Jacqueline Knapp, Tufts University
  • Bridgette Mann, University of Scranton
  • Kelsi McNamara – Saint Joseph’s College (Maine)
  • Maddie Merritt – Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Ashley Oldshue – Emory University
  • Lucia Renikoff – University of Saint Thomas
  • Alecia Rohrer – Messiah College
  • Hannah Spaulding – University of Saint Thomas
  • Madison Temple – Thomas More College

The eight nominees for the remaining two positions to be chosen by fans are:

  • Nakira Examond, University Of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Jaryn Fajardo, Chapman University
  • Olivia Freckmann, University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Maya Howard, DePauw University
  • Hannah Johnson, Bethel University (Minnesota)
  • Dani Kissel, Otterbein University
  • Mia Morrison, William Smith College
  • Rachel Simon, SUNY New Paltz

About the WBCA

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to those organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the Association.

About Beyond Sports

Beyond Sports is a world leader in foreign tours, study abroad programs, and international internships for college athletes. Since 2010, they've hosted more than 2,700 college athletes representing more than 600 different colleges and universities across the US and currently offer programs in 7 different countries around the globe. The Beyond Sports team includes former college athletes and college coaches who are passionate about "Connecting the World Through Sports!" For more information about Beyond Sports, visit