University of Scranton women's basketball players Bridgette Mann (Canadensis, Pa./Wallenpaupack) and Makenzie Mason (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) were both honored on Tuesday as D3hoops.com announced their 2017-18 All-Region teams.
Mann was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year and was a First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection while Mason garnered Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region accolades.
The awards continue to pile up for Mann, a junior guard who was recently selected as the Landmark Conference Player of the Year and was a First Team All-Landmark Conference pick. Mann, who was the 2015-16 D3hoops.com Rookie of the Year, led the Lady Royals in scoring this season with 15.3 points per game while adding 4.5 rebounds per contest and dishing out a team-high 96 assists on the year.
Mann reached double-figures in 26 of Scranton's 30 games this past season and had 20 or more points in seven games. She totaled a career-high 34 points in a 65-52 win over Drew on February 8. Mann, who reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career this season, was also named the Landmark Conference Championship MVP after leading the Lady Royals to a 59-58 overtime victory against Juniata in the conference title game on February 24.
Mason also continues to collect recognition after a breakout season for which she recently earned First Team All-Landmark Conference honors. A sophomore guard, Mason excelled in all aspects of the game, ranking in the top-two on the Scranton roster in every major statistical category. She was second in the squad in scoring (9.7 points per game), rebounding (6.6 rebounds per game), assists (95), blocks (32), and steals (24).
Mason paced the Lady Royals by shooting 86.7 percent from the free throw line and was second on the team in field goal shooting at 50.5 percent. Named the Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week on January 29, Mason scored a career-high 20 points in a 98-94 overtime win against Moravian on January 17. She also came up big in the postseason, averaging 8.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.4 blocks per game in the Lady Royals' five playoff games.
Mann and Mason led the Lady Royals to a 28-2 record this past season and carried Scranton to its third straight Landmark Conference championship. The Lady Royals also advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament for the third year in a row.
Players chosen to the D3hoops.com All-Region team are eligible for All-American selection. The men's All-American team will be announced at the end of this week, in conjunction with the Division III men's championships, and the women's will be announced in the week following the Division III women's semifinals.
This is the 17th year D3hoops.com has named an All-Region team and this year's All-America team will be the 21st annual All-American selections. The D3hoops.com All-American teams, along with those of the respective coaches' associations, are the only ones recognized in the NCAA record book.
To see a full list of the 2017-18 D3hoops.com All-Region teams, click here.