Three members of the American University women’s basketball team have been named to the All-Patriot League Teams, conference officials announced Tuesday. Alexis Dobbs was recognized on the First Team for the second time in her career and Jen Dumiak and Arron Zimmerman were both honored on the Third Team.
“I’m very pleased with the three that were selected; I nominated those three because I felt like they had the best year of everyone on the team,” said Head Coach Megan Gebbia. “As far as Alexis is concerned I feel like she had an outstanding year on both ends of the floor, setting new career-highs in nearly every category. Her ability to shoot the three and make big shots, she’s been our steady point guard the entire year so I’m just really pleased for her. Arron and Jen, to see their years get better and earn their first All-Patriot League honors, I’m really happy for those two because in the future they are going to be the people that we rely on so for them to get the awards and to be recognized for their accomplishments has been outstanding. Moving forward we hope that these three can help carry us through the tournament.”
Dobbs has led the Eagles in scoring all season and has reached double-figures 11 times on the year. She is averaging a career-best 13.1 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game while adding 1.5 steals per game. The senior has made her way into the American record books and ranks seventh all-time with 1,239 career points, second with 412 career assists, second with 212 career 3-pointers made, fourth with a .371 career 3-point field goal percentage, eighth with a .793 career free throw percentage and ninth with 210 career steals. She broke the program record for career starts this year (114) and ranks sixth all-time in career appearances (119). The Berea, Ohio native is also sixth at American with 131 assists this season and third with a .856 free throw percentage on the year.
This is Dobbs’ third career All-Patriot League honor after being named to the Second Team last season and First Team in 2012. She was also an All-Rookie Team honoree in her freshman campaign. Dobbs is a two-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection, two-time Academic All-Patriot League honoree and 2013 Senior CLASS Award candidate.
Dumiak earns her first career All-Patriot League honor after averaging 10.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 4.3 apg this season. She has reached double-figures 17 times and has led the team in scoring five times this season. The Carlsbad, Calif. native ranks seventh all-time at American with a .794 career free throw percentage and is ninth with 264 career assists. She is also eighth with 125 assists this season.
The junior was an All-Rookie Team honoree in 2012 and is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honoree and 2013 Academic All-Patriot League selection.
Zimmerman has also been recognized on the All-Patriot League Team for the first time in her career and has tallied a career-best 10.7 ppg and 4.6 rpg this season. She led the Eagles in scoring during the Patriot League season and is averaging a team-best 12.5 ppg in conference play. The Wayside, N.J. native has posted 20-points three times on the year and has recorded two double-doubles this season. She has also led the team in scoring nine times.
Third-seeded American will open Patriot League Tournament play on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. when it hosts No. 6 Lafayette in Bender Arena.