Newport News, VA -- UMaine-Presque Isle senior Olivia McNally (Sherman, ME) has been named to the 2014 USCAA Women's Basketball Division I All-American First Team.
The 5'4 guard was instrumental in turning the fortunes of the Presque Isle Women's Basketball Program around, leading the Owls to an 18-8 record, an improvement of ten wins from last season.
The senior co-captain saved her best season for her last, finishing as the Owls leading scorer and ranking 13th in the USCAA at 16ppg. She was also one of the most efficient offensive players in the Nation, shooting 44.4% from the field, ranking 6th in 3PT FG% (39.3%), 7th in FT% (81%) and finishing in the top 20 in assists (3.5apg), assist-to-turnover ratio and steals (2.1 spg).
Diminutive in height for an impact player at the USCAA Division I level, McNally nonetheless grabbed 4.9 rebounds per game and had perhaps her best game at St. Josephs of Vermont in typical stat-sheet stuffing form, with a career high 31 points, hitting 5-of-8 bombs from beyond the 3PT arc, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals.
"Liv was our heart and soul, on a team filled with very committed young ladies," UMPI Head Doug Carter said. "She worked so hard making herself into a player that our team could count on, her being awarded First Team All-American status-being one of the ten best players in the nation, is such an honor and Liv is very deserving."
"Olivia has transformed herself from a scrawny freshman, scoring little more than a basket a game into one of the ten finest USCAA players in the Country; she is a walking success story, a gym rat who made herself into a great player," Carter added.
Other members of the 2014 USCAA All-American First Team:
Shelby Kohrman Lindenwood-Belleville
Ashlee Cole Wentworth Military
Cassandra Baker Robert Morris Springfield
Lindsay Stoddard Daemen College
Diamond Burt Lindenwood-Belleville
Ke'ala Ka'aikala Rochester College
Tykeria Johnson Concordia-Alabama
Karla Vietinghoff Iowa Wesleyan
Olivia McNally Maine-Presque Isle
Annie Artise Ave Maria University