Barnosky, Foley, and Dufault Garner All-NESCAC Women's Basketball Recognition for 2012-13




MEDFORD - With Tufts Women's Basketball enjoying one of the finest seasons in its history, team leaders Kate Barnosky (Huntington Station, NY), Hannah Foley (Acton, MA), and Bre Dufault (Hampden, MA) received NESCAC All-Conference honors today.

Barnosky, who played as a graduate student this season, earned an All-NESCAC first team selection. Foley, a sophomore, is on the All-Conference second team. Dufault, a senior co-captain for the Jumbos, is the sixth straight member of the team named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year. With three honorees overall, Tufts matched Amherst for the league high.

An All-NESCAC pick for the second straight year, Barnosky moved up to the first team after earning second team honors last year. Once again, she did a little bit of everything for head coach Carla Berube's team averaging 9.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. She currently ranks sixth in the league for rebounding. In NESCAC play, she had 12 points and 13 rebounds against Middlebury on January 5.

Foley leads the Jumbos in scoring with 11.6 points per game entering NCAA play. She was even more productive in NESCAC games with a 12.7 average. She exploded for a career-high and team season-high 28 points against Wesleyan on January 18. A .364 three-point shooter (44/121), Foley also has an outstanding .860 free throw average (43/50). Her 35 steals are second on the team.

As Defensive Player of the Year for 2012-13, Dufault joins a lineage of Jumbos who have won the award that includes Tiffany Kornegan (2012), Vanessa Miller (2010-11), Kim Moynihan (2009), and Khalilah Ummah (2008). Behind Dufault's leadership on defense, Tufts is ranked second among NCAA Div. III teams allowing just 43.4 points per game. She is sixth in NESCAC with an average of 1.8 steals per game while averaging 6.9 points and 5.4 rebounds.

Tufts, 23-2 overall, is hosting an NCAA Regional at Cousens Gym this weekend. The Jumbos play St. Lawrence in the first round on Friday at 8 pm. The team finished 9-1 in NESCAC to tie for first place with Amherst and Williams. Their 23 wins are the second-most in Jumbo history.

2013 NESCAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams