HAVERFORD, Pa. - Haverford senior guard Anna-Sophia Capizzi has been selected to participate in the second annual Beyond Sports Women’s Collegiate All Star Game, presented by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The contest will be played at the Capital Center Performance Arena on the campus of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on March 21, immediately preceding the NCAA Division III women’s basketball national championship game. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. ET.
Earlier in the week, 18 all-stars were chosen by a committee of head women's basketball coaches of NCAA D-III programs, who are also members of the WBCA. All players were nominated by WBCA member coaches. The final two participants will be selected by fans from a list of eight potential nominees. Capizzi adds the special honor to a list of plaudits this season, as she was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year last week. Capizzi followed up on an honorable mention selection a season ago by becoming the program's first conference Player of the Year, emerging as a daunting force for Haverford in her senior season.
The Chevy Chase, Md. product was named the conference's player of the week on four separate occasions, leading the conference in points per game (19.2) while shooting .449 from the field. Capizzi tallied in double digit scoring in all but one contest this season, and tallied 20 or more points in 14 games.
A cornerstone for a team that rattled off a program-record 11 consecutive victories from January 15 to February 19, Capizzi started all 27 contests and logged 30 or more minutes on 18 separate occasions, as Haverford posted a program-best 18 conference wins. The biology major currently holds the program record for points in a single season (526), eclipsing that mark against Johns Hopkins in the regular season finale on February 22. Previously, Capizzi etched her name into the Haverford record books by scoring her 1,000th career point against Muhlenberg on February 12, also taking over the program single-season record for three-pointers in the process.
Capizzi has 78 career three-pointers and is currently sixth in Haverford history in total career points (1115). Capizzi's most recently added to her long list of plaudits as she was named the Centennial Conference Tournament MVP after scoring 43 points and adding six three-pointers in consecutive wins over Dickinson and Gettysburg to chase down the title.
About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to those organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.
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