Senior guard Makenzie Mason (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) of The University of Scranton women's basketball team was named a First Team Preseason All-American by D3Hoops.com on Monday morning.
This marks the second consecutive year that the Lady Royals have had a Preseason All-American on the D3Hoops.Com First Team after Bridgette Mann earned the honor a year ago.
Mason is coming off a junior season in which she was named a D3Hoops.com Second Team All-American as well as National Jesuit Player of the Year, D3Hoops.com Middle Atlantic Region Player of the Year and Landmark Conference Player of the Year. The Doylestown, Pa., native was also named to the NCAA Tournament All-Tournament Team after helping lead Scranton to the Final Four.
Mason was joined on the First Team by Madeline Eck (Amherst), Hallee Hoeppner (UW-Eau Claire), Hannah Frazier (Wheaton (Ill.) and Katie Garrish (Southern Virginia). To view the full All-American teams, click here.
A season ago, the senior led the team with 14.0 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, 100 assists and 53 blocks, which are the eighth-most all-time in a single season in program history. Mason started all 32 games for the Lady Royals and registered 10 double-doubles including 18 points and 10 rebounds in an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 victory over Christopher Newport. She scored in double figures in 26 of the 32 games and tallied a career-high 29 points in the Landmark Conference semifinal victory over Moravian.
In her career, Mason has averaged 9.2 points to go along with 5.8 rebounds per game and ranks in the top-10 all-time in program history in three-point percentage (37.1, 4th), field goal percentage (51.0, 8th) and blocks (93, 9th).
The Lady Royals open the 2019-20 season versus Ursinus as part of the Gwynedd Mercy Tip-Off Tournament on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.