March 4 - LAX vs. W&J (L, 15-5), MBB at #1 PSU Behrend (W, 53-51); March 6/7 - TRACK at ECAC (TBA); March 7 - SOFT vs. Rochester (9 AM), BASE vs. Wilkes (10 AM), LAX at Hanover (1 PM)
THREE BISON AWARDED ALL-PAC ACCOLADES
Feb. 28 - CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – Three Bethany women’s basketball players were named All-PAC when the all-conference teams were announced Friday night between the league’s tournament semifinal games at Thomas More.
Pulling in Second Team All-PAC attention was senior Kaitlyn McCormick (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park), while senior Renee Brandenburg (Avella, Pa.) and sophomore Stacy Goode (Pleasant Plain, Ohio/Little Miami) received Honorable Mention status.
Fueled by McCormick, Brandenburg and Goode, the Bison went 15-12 this year, their second straight 15-win season, and reached the PAC Tournament semifinals for the second time in three seasons.
This is the second all-conference award for McCormick after she was named Honorable Mention a season ago. The 5-8 guard led Bethany in scoring with 10.4 points per game and steals with 2.11, which ranked her eighth in the PAC. She also averaged 4.7 rebounds per game and shot 70 percent (50-71) from the foul line.
McCormick scored in double figures in 13 games this season, including three contests with 20 or more. She earned PAC Player of the Week once this season, recorded her first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a Feb. 7 victory over Saint Vincent and just missed another with a career-high 23 points and nine boards at Washington & Jefferson Feb. 21.
A pre-physical therapy major, Kaitlyn is the daughter of Constance Bitzer and Tim McCormick of Wheeling, W.Va.
Brandenburg earned her first All-PAC nod after finishing second on the team in scoring (9.8) and rebounding (5.7). The 6-1 center led BC and was ranked fourth in the conference in field goal percentage (53.6) and blocked a team-best 37 shots, also good for fourth in the circuit.
Among the honors Brandenburg received during the season included All-Tournament Team at Wilmington and two appearances on the D3Hoops.com National Team of the Week. She was playing her best basketball towards the end of the season, averaging 16.3 points per game over the last four. She had a pair of 20+-point games during that stretch, including a 21-point, eight-rebound performance in the Bison’s PAC Quarterfinal victory over Waynesburg.
A managerial economics major, Renee is the daughter of Ron and Nancy Brandenburg of Avella, Pa.
For Goode, she picked the initial All-PAC award of her career after she totaled 7.9 points and 2.4 rebounds while coming off the bench in all 27 games. She ranked second on Bethany with 23 three-pointers and 1.7 steals per game in addition to placing third on the squad with 1.7 assists.
The 5-7 guard stepped up her play against conference foes this season, as she averaged 9.4 points and 2.0 steals in league games. Among her top efforts this year included 3-for-4 shooting from the arc and 10 points in the Jan. 21 upset win over W&J and in a Feb. 18 come-from-behind triumph over Westminster, she totaled 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
A communication major, Stacy is the daughter of Tawnia Duermit and Wally Goode of Pleasant Plain, Ohio.