WORCESTER -- WPI senior Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) has been named to the D3hoops.com and New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) All-Region Second Teams. The guard was a NEWBA first team selection and D3hoops second team honoree a year ago.
Biney, the NEWMAC Co-Athlete and Defensive Player of the Year and three-time All-Conference first teamer, paced the league with 62 steals overall and was second with 38 in the 16 conference games. The team leader in points per game (13.3), rebounds per game (7.3), defensive rebounds per game (5.2) and steals per game (2.5) during the regular season appeared in the top five nine more times, including third in overall field goals (133), and fourth in points (332), rebounds (182) and defensive rebounds (131). Biney hauled in a career-best 14 rebounds versus SUNY New Paltz and handed out eight assists at Smith.
The double-digit scorer in 17 contests, including six double-doubles, registered a season-high 27 points versus Coast Guard in January en route to NEWMAC, NEWBA and D3hoops.com Team of the Week honors. Over the course of the season Biney collected four NEWMAC Offensive and two Defensive Athlete of the Week accolades, including both for the week ending November 26, and two NEWBA Player of the Week nods. The senior helped send the team to the program's third consecutive NEWMAC final with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds versus Babson. She also averaged three steals per game for the tournament.