Bowdoin's Maddie Hasson Named WBCA Division III Player of the Year

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin College senior Maddie Hasson (South Portland, Maine) has been named the 2020 Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division III National Player of the Year.

Hasson averaged 16.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season and ranked among the nation's leaders with a 61.7 field goal percentage, scoring double figures in 23 of Bowdoin's 29 contests. She led the second-ranked Polar Bears to their first New England Small College Athletic Conference title since 2009 and a berth in the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen (27-2 record) before the cancellation of the tournament.

Hasson, who tallied 10 double-doubles and finished seventh all-time at Bowdoin with 1,321 points, was at her best against the nation's best. In eight games against ranked opponents and in postseason play, she averaged 21.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals while making 56% of her shots from the field. On December 30 at Chapman, she surpassed 1,000 career points with a career-high 37, just one point shy of the school record.

Hasson, who was also named First Team All-American by the WBCA, is the third Polar Bear to win the award, joining Eileen Flaherty (2007) and Kate Kerrigan (2018). Only one other Division III school, Amherst College, has had three different players win the honor