ATLANTA (March 14, 2019) – Madison Temple of Thomas More University is the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Player of the Year and headlines the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America team, announced today by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

Temple, a senior, helped lead the Saints to an undefeated regular season. She averaged 23.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. She shot 62.5 percent from the field and 45.7 percent from behind the 3-point line. She made 89.2 percent of her free throws and started all 29 games for her team this season. As a freshman, she was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and named first team All-PAC as a sophomore. Last season she was named PAC Player of the Year, first team All-PAC and WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America honorable mention.

The WBCA presents the Player of the Year award annually to the top player in five of the six WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, and III, NAIA, two-year college and high school). The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches’ All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. The Wade Trophy is presented to the best player in NCAA Division I.

“The WBCA is pleased to name Madison Temple as the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Player of the Year,” said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. “Madison has played an integral role in guiding her team to an extraordinary season and is very deserving of this distinguished honor.  The WBCA applauds Madison for her hard work, dedication and contributions to the game.”

Here are the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-Americans:



Morgan Birmelin

DeSales University

Adrienne Boettger

Wartburg College

Brandi Dawson

Trine University

Madeline Eck

Amherst College

Bryce Frank

Austin College

Hannah Frazier

Wheaton College (Illinois)

Abby Kelly

Bowdoin College

Alecia Rohrer

Messiah College

Hannah Spaulding

University of St. Thomas

Madison Temple

Thomas More University

“The 10 members of the 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America Team are well deserving of this recognition, and the WBCA congratulates them for their accomplishments this season,” said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. “These young women have worked to elevate themselves and their teams to an elite level. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have lifted the women’s game.”

Here are the student-athletes who received 2019 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:



Kendahl Adams

Westminster College (Missouri)

Jade Aponte

Hunter College

Faith Ashby

State University of New Jersey Rutgers-Newark

Lindsay Bettke

State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz

Taylor Blevins

Emory & Henry College

Lauren Bondi

Smith College

Francesca Buchanan

Hope College

Emma Dorshimer

Gettysburg College

Hannah Fox

Amherst College

Emma Gerdes

Wartburg College

Hannah Holt

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Madeline Homoly

Washington University in St. Louis

Maya Howard

DePauw University

Chanel Jemmott

Brooklyn College

Hannah Johnson

Bethel University (Minnesota)

Dani Kissel

Otterbein University

Taylor Lake

University of Chicago

Bridgette Mann

University of Scranton

Kelsi McNamara

Saint Joseph's College

Maddie Merritt

Illinois Wesleyan University

Mia Morrison

William Smith College

Ashley Murray

Rosemont College

Sophie Nick

Vassar College

Cori Okada

Rochester Institute of Technology

Ashley Oldshue

Emory University

Victoria Pena

University of Texas-Dallas

Lucia Renikoff

University of St. Thomas

Lillian Scott

Johns Hopkins University

Rachel Simon

State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz

Maci Thornton

Messiah College

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 the 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.