DANBURY, Conn. - Senior Emily Kinneston continues to list herself beside some of the top names in American University women's basketball history, as she became the third player in program history to be selected as an All-ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) All-Star. She was one of six student-athletes voted to the second team, the ECAC announced Thursday.
This is only the latest in a long list of accolades earned by Kinneston during her senior season. The Patriot League Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, she helped lead the team to a record-breaking 26-7 season, including a program-record 17-0 run. The team capped the season with its second Patriot League title and NCAA Tournament berth where the team narrowly lost to ninth-ranked UCLA in the first round, 71-60.
A biology major, Kinneston became one of only five players in Patriot League history to be selected as both the player and scholar-athlete of the year in a single season. She was also selected to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team after averaging 20.7 ppg during the three-game run to the championship.
The Shelburne, Vt., native became the 18th player in program history to reach the prestigious 1,000-point milestone and closed her career with 1,128 points to rank 12th all-time. She also landed in several of the program's all-time top-ten lists, ranking third for season scoring average (15.4 ppg), sixth for season points (493), and fourth for career free throw percentage (.798). She also averaged a league-high 4.3 assists per game and ranked second on the team with 5.2 rpg.
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