March 5, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - American University senior Alexis Dobbs was named Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was one of five student-athletes named to the Academic All-League team, it was announced Wednesday by the Patriot League.
Dobbs joins Army's Erin Anthony ('11) as the only three-time winners of the Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
The Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Academic All-League team are nominated and voted on by the League's women's basketball sports information directors who cannot cast a ballot for their own student-athletes.
Five different Patriot League institutions landed student-athletes on the Women's Basketball Academic All-League team. Holy Cross senior Alex Smith was recognized on the five-person team for the second consecutive season. Boson University senior Rashidat Agboola and Bucknell senior Shelby Romine receive this distinction for the first time. The lone underclassmen in the contingent, Lafayette junior Emily Homan, also receives this honor for the first time.
A three-time captain of the American women's basketball team, Dobbs has started a record 114 games for the Eagles and ranks in the top five in a number of program categories having recorded 412 assists (2nd all-time), 212 three-point field goals (2nd), and a 37.1 three-point field goal percentage (4th). Dobbs is seventh in scoring with 1,239 career points and has been named to the Patriot League All-Rookie (2011), All-Patriot League first team (2012, 2014) and All-Patriot League second team (2013) during her four-year playing career.
A native of Barea, Ohio., Dobbs maintains a 3.81 GPA in Public Health with a minor in Biology. In addition to being named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete and to the Academic All-League team in each of her three eligible years, Dobbs is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection.
The rest of the list includes student-athletes who have not only excelled on the court but also in the classroom. In her first season competing in the Patriot League, Agboola was named to the All-Patriot League third team while leading the Terriers in scoring (13.4 ppg) and rebounding (7.2 rpg). Also a member of the 2013 America East All-Academic Team, the Methuen, Mass. native maintains a 3.65 GPA in Business Administration & Management.
Romine is a three-time captain of the Bison Women's Basketball team and became the fifth player in program history to reach 1,500 points during a win over Lehigh in February. She is the only player in program history to tally over 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists over a career. Has been named to the Patriot League All-Rookie (2011), All-Patriot League first team (2014) and All-Patriot League second team (2013). The Centreville, Va. native holds down a 3.65 GPA in philosophy/economics.
Smith has been named to both the Patriot League Academic All-League and All-Patriot League first team for each of the past two seasons. The Delran, N.J. native is currently ninth all-time in Patriot League scoring (1,606 points) and first in three-point field goals (341). A two-time captain, Smith is the only Holy Cross player ever to accumulate over 1,600 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds. A Psychology major, Smith boasts a 3.41 GPA.
Homan, the 2012 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, has been named to the All-Patriot League second team for each of the past two seasons. The Upper Darby, Pa. native became the 16th Lafayette Women's Basketball player to go over the 1,000 point mark during a loss to American in February. Homan led the Leopards in scoring and field goal percentage during the regular season and was second in rebounding. A geology major, Homan maintains a 3.56 GPA at Lafayette.
To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.
The Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for each individual sport comprises the pool of nominees for the Patriot League Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards given out over the summer. One male and one female are selected for this honor.
2014 Patriot League Academic Awards in Women's Basketball
Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Sr. Alexis Dobbs, American
Academic All-Patriot League Team
Sr. Alexis Dobbs, American
Sr. Rashidat Agboola, Boston University
Sr. Shelby Romine, Bucknell
Sr. Alex Smith, Holy Cross
Jr. Emily Homan, Lafayette