Emory University's Ashley Oldshue (Glenview, IL) will be one of 20 Division III players taking part in the inaugural Beyond Sports Women's Collegiate All-Star Game presented by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
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.
The 6-foot-2 Oldshue earned All-UAA First team honors for the third straight year, leading the squad while ranking fourth in the league in both scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (8.2 rpg). Her 55.4 percent mark (173-of-312) leads the conference while her 76.6 percent effort from the foul line (85-of-11) is sixth. She averaged 2.1 blocked shots per game, second on the UAA ladder, and her 55 rejections on the year established a school season record. A double-figure scorer on 24 occasions, she produced a team-high eight double-doubles in helping Emory to an overall record of 19-7, which included the school's first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2013.
Earlier in the week, 18 all-stars were chosen by a committee of head women's basketball coaches of NCAA D-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 and those interested in taking part can do so by clicking here to access the all-star ballot at BeyondSportsTours.com. Fan voting ends at noon ET, Sunday, March 10. The final two all-stars will be announced March 11.
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- 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