March 13, 2013

Hicks Named First-Team All-Atlantic Region

YORK, PA – York College junior forward Brittany Hicks (Dover, Pa./York Catholic) earned first-team All-Atlantic Region by D3hoops.com, the premier Division III Basketball web site.

Hicks, who earned first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference honors three week ago, was one of two conference players to earn first-team honors and one of three CAC players overall on the three squads.

Hicks finished the year leading the Spartans in scoring and rebounding as she averaged 16.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. She shot 44.3% from the floor and converted 75% of her attempts from the free throw line. Hicks made a conference-high 188 trips to the free throw line as she led the CAC in free throw attempts and made free throws for the third straight year.

Hicks finished tied for second in the CAC in scoring, was second in rebounding, sixth in field goal percentage, and seventh in free throw percentage.

The Spartan junior recorded 15 double-doubles, the 18th highest total in the nation. She tied the highest scoring output in the CAC with a career-high 32 points in the February 13 game at Mary Washington while she pulled in a career-high 18 rebounds in the February 9 win over Wesley.  She became the 14th member of the York College 1,000 career point club in that February win over Wesley.

Spartan head coach Betsy Witman was happy to see her junior standout recognized for her stellar 2012-13 campaign.

"I am thrilled for Brit," said Witman. "She has worked extremely hard to elevate her game and it showed this season.  She has been an important ingredient to our success over the past three years and I expect her to make an even bigger contribution next season as a senior."

Hicks enters her senior year having scored 1,086 career points with 682 rebounds, 499 free throw attempts, 143 assists, and 101 steals. She is a two-time All-CAC selection after being a second team selection as a sophomore.

The D3hoops.com honor is the first time she has been selected as an all-regional player.

Marymount senior Kaitlyn Fischer joined Hicks on the first team while Salisbury's Anna Hackett was a second-team pick.

Hicks highlights five starters that are expected to return for the Spartans after their 20-7 campaign.

FULL ALL-ATLANTIC REGION TEAM