March 3, 2014

Women's Basketball Places McQuain, Martin, And Abshire On All-MAAC Teams

Edison, N.J. – Senior center Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) and junior guard Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) were named to the All-MAAC Second Team while junior guard Gillian Abshire (Washington, D.C.) was named to the All- MAAC third team as announced today by the league office. The All-MAAC first team, second team, third team, and All-Rookie teams were selected by a vote of the league's head coaches.  

McQuain was named MAAC player of the week the week of Dec. 2nd. McQuain entered the season just 18 points shy of 1,000 for her career. This season she has moved from 19thplace in school history all the way to ninth in school history. She also recorded her 1,000thcareer rebound on Feb. 7th against Monmouth. McQuain became the third player in school history and first player in DI history to total 1,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds, and 100 career blocks. McQuain currently has 1,370 career points, 1,071 career rebounds, and 111 blocks in her career.  She is eight points behind Monique Lee '08 for eighth place in school history and is two rebounds behind Jenn Hamilton '93 for third place in school history. McQuain is 10th in the MAAC in scoring averaging 12.9 points per game. She is third in the MAAC in rebounding averaging 9.2 rebounds per game. McQuain is one of only 36 players across the NCAA with 100 plus starts in their career.

Martin came into the season needing 223 points to score 1,000 points in her junior season. Martin leads the team with 459 points scored this season. She currently has 1,232 career points and is all alone in 14th place all-time. Martin is 17 points behind Lisa Caldwell '84 for 13th place on the all-time list. Martin is fifth in the MAAC averaging 15.3 points per game and eighth in the MAAC in free throw percentage (76.2%).   

Abshire was arguably the best point guard in the conference this season and has translated very well to the new conference. Abshire came into the season with 265 career assists which was good for 10th place in school history. Abshire broke the single game record for assists in a game with 14 against American on Nov. 23rd.  She has moved from 10th place all the way to fourth place with 204 assists this season. With seven more assists she will tie Maria Holland's single season record for most assists in a season - a record that has stood for 32 years. Abshire is currently fourth in the country in assists per game (6.9) and first in the nation in assist to turnover ratio (3.72). 



Quinnipiac will open action in the Quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament on Friday, March 7
that 2:30 p.m. The Bobcats will take on No. 5 seed Canisius at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Mass.

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