McKenzie garners All-American accolades
NEW CONCORD, OHIO, April 14, 2009 - Muskingum College senior and Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Jessica McKenzie, capped off an outstanding basketball season by being named Second Team All-American by Women’s DIII News. This marks the first time since Elizabeth Schafer in 1998 that a Muskie has received All-American honors.
McKenzie also received recognition for her stellar play by being named All-American Honorable Mention by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Second Team All-Great Lakes Region by D3hoops.com.
A three-time First Team All-OAC selection, McKenzie ended the year by sharing the Helen Ludwig OAC Player of the Year Award with Capital’s Danielle Sanna, a first for Muskingum since Schafer in 1996. McKenzie led the conference in field goal shooting percentage (.547) for the third consecutive season, and also led the league in rebounds (11.2 rpg) for the second straight year. McKenzie finished the campaign with 15 double-doubles (points/rebounds) and ranked fifth all-time in scoring at Muskingum with 1,383 career points. McKenzie tied the school record for points in a game with her 37-point outburst against Manhattanville College.
A seven-time OAC Player of the Week honoree, McKenzie has also received off-the-court accolades by being named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV and twice being named Academic All-OAC during her career.