Allazia Blockton is a WBCA All-Region 4 Honoree

March 23, 2017

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ATLANTA--Marquette University sophomore women's basketball player Allazia Blockton has been selected as a 2017 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 4 honoree and is now a nominee for the 2017 WBCA Division I Coaches All-America Team, the WBCA announced this afternoon.

As an all-region nominee, Blockton is one of 52 candidates for 10 spots on the WBCA Division I Coaches All-America Team, which will be announced Saturday, April 1, during the WBCA Convention in Dallas, Texas as part of the NCAA Women's Final Four.

"This is a great honor for Allazia," head coach Carolyn Kieger said. "To be recognized as one of the top-52 players in the country is an amazing accomplishment. We are all very proud of her and look forward to what the future has in store for her and our entire program."

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native led Marquette and the BIG EAST Conference with 17.1 points per game and was a unanimous selection to the All-BIG EAST First Team. Blockton became Marquette's youngest player to reach 1,000 career points and the 25th in program history and has already jumped to 21st all-time with 1,126 points after two seasons.

This is the first all-region honoree for Marquette since Katherine Plouffe was selected in 2014 and Krystal Ellis in 2007. Both were also selected as an honorable mention All-American. The Golden Eagles finished with a 25-8 record this season and earned a program-best fifth seed in the NCAA Tournament, which was the first appearance for the squad since 2011. Marquette also claimed its first-ever BIG EAST Tournament title, winning the crown on its home court in early March.




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