Katherine Plouffe Earns WCBA All-Region I Honors
March 25, 2014
ATLANTA, Ga.--Marquette University senior women's basketball player Katherine Plouffe has been selected as a 2014 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region I honoree and is now a nominee for the 2014 WBCA Division I Coaches All-America Team, the WBCA announced this afternoon.
As an all-region nominee, Plouffe is one of 52 candidates for 10 spots on the WBCA Division I Coaches All-America Team, which will be announced at 1:10 p.m. Central time Saturday, April 5 during NCAA Women's Final Four Super Saturday festivities in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
"It is a great honor to have Katherine selected to the all-region squad," head coach Terri Mitchell said. "It shows the national respect she has earned from coaches across the country in recognizing her ability. I can't say enough about the commitment Katherine demonstrates to being the best on the court and in the classroom as well as anything she approaches in her life. We will miss her greatly, but she has left a legacy on our programs that will remain in years to come."
The Edmonton, Alberta native led Marquette all season and concluded her final year averaging 17.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Plouffe will leave MU as its ninth all-time scorer with 1,551 points and 4th all-time rebounder with 973 career boards. She was named All-BIG EAST First Team and was the 2014 BIG EAST Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Plouffe was second in the league this season with 14 double-doubles and scored 30+ points in two games. She also broke the Golden Eagles' single-game rebounding record with 26 against Indiana State in the WNIT first round, which was also a WNIT record.
This is the first all-region honoree for Marquette since Krystal Ellis in 2007, and was then selected as an honorable mention All-American. The Golden Eagles finished with a 22-11 overall record and went 11-7 in the BIG EAST, finishing in fifth place.