On Tuesday former Hutt Valley player Stella Beck had the distinction of being named in the 2016-17 West Coast Conference (WCC) All-Academic team alongside St Mary’s team mates Devon Brookshire and Carly Turner.
Beck carries a 3.57 GPA in psychology: neuroscience and is the only junior (third year player) to make the All-Academic team. This is her second year earning WCC All-Academic team honours. The Tall Ferns guard leads the team in scoring at 14.3 points per game along with 5.9 rebounds per game. She has tallied 19 double-digit scoring games and scored her career-high of 28 in a comeback win against San Diego earlier this month. Beck recorded a career-high nine assists against Boise State in November and has flirted with a double-double on multiple occasions.
At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team on the court.
Beck emphasised her value to the Gaels by scoring a game high 17 points as St Mary’s defeated Portland 73-60 on Thursday.