BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Senior captain Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) of the Wells College women's basketball team was selected to the D3Hoops.com 2014 Women's All-East Region First Team squad for her performance across the 2013-14 women's basketball season, the organization announced Monday afternoon. Players from across Division III were nominated for various D3Hoops.com awards by Sports Information Directors across all NCAA Division III schools.
Roser, who earned her second consecutive North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Player of the Year award in 2013-14, led the Express in virtually every offensive and defensive category en route to her team's first-ever appearance at the NCAA Tournament. Last season, Roser earned Second Team All-Region honors from D3Hoops.com after propelling her team to the NEAC postseason for the first time in her team's three year history.
In 2013-14, Roser and the Express won their first-ever NEAC North Division Title after jumping out to a 12-2 conference during the regular season. In the league's postseason, the Express posted a 54-51 victory over the Bison of Gallaudet University in the conference semifinal game before cutting down the nets following a 67-60 win against Lancaster Bible College in the league's title game. Wells, who handed Lancaster Bible only their first conference loss in 26 league games, posted a loss to the undefeated Devils of No. 5-ranked FDU-Florham in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
During her senior season, Roser set career-high marks in points per game (22.2), field goal percentage (.480), steals (65) and minutes played (894). She also hauled in 12.7 rebounds per game and tied her career high for single season assists (69). Defensively, Roser posted 65 total blocks as the Express ranked 14th across all NCAA Division III schools in blocks per game (5.6) as a team.
Within the East Region, Roser ranked first in double-doubles (21), third in points per game (22.2), third in rebounds per game (12.7) and seventh in blocks per game (2.04). On a national scale, Roser ranked fourth in the nation with 21 double-doubles, 11th in rebounds per game and 12th in points per game.
Within the conference, Roser ended her senior season as the league's leader in point scoring (622), tallying 135 more points than the second place finisher. Additionally, Roser led the NEAC in rebounding (355) and placed fifth overall in the conference with 57 blocks and a .480 field goal percentage. Against conference opponents, Roser led all players in NEAC scoring (352).
Roser finished her career with 81 double-doubles from 2010 to 2014, falling only one short of tying the all-time NCAA Division III record set by Kathryn Stockbower of Swarthmore College. This season, Roser was able to rack up a double-double streak spanning 23 games dating back to last season. She fell only three games short of tying the NCAA Division III record for consecutive double-doubles after snapping the streak against Keystone on Jan. 7 of this year. Against NEAC opponents alone, Roser ends her career with 61 double-doubles.
In 2014, Roser recorded her 2,000th career point against Morrisville St. on Feb. 19 and, in the process, became only the third player in Division III history to have reached 2,000 career points and 1,350 rebounds in a career. After concluding her season in the NCAA Tournament, Roser concluded her career with the second-highest amount of rebounds amongst 2,000 point scorers in D3 history (1,418 career rebounds).
In 99 career games, Roser recorded 15.5 rebounds per game while recording a double-double and strung together 10 different double-double streaks spanning three or more games. In addition, she sports only three career games scoring fewer than nine points and pulled down five or fewer rebounds in only two career contests.
Roser concludes her four year career having played in 99 career games and posting 2,093 career points during that span. Ranking first in team history in both categories, Roser also graduates as the all-time program leader in field goals made (745), field goals attempted (1,651), field goal percentage (.451), free throws made (584), free throws attempted (818), rebounds (1,418), assists (237), blocked shots (256), steals (201), steals average (2.0), games started (93), minutes played (3,325) and minutes average (33.6).
In single-season history, Roser will graduate as the record holder in point scoring (622, 2013-14), field goals made (237, 2013-14), field goals attempted (494, 2013-14), free throws made (162, 2010-11), free throws attempted (225, 2010-11), rebounds (433, 2012-13), blocked shots average (3.4, 2010-11), steals (65, 2013-14), steals average (2.5, 2011-12), minutes average (35.5, 2010-11) and games played and started (28, 2013-14).
She will also graduate with the single-game program records in points scored (39, 2/10/13 vs. SUNYIT), field goals made (15, 12/2/13 vs. Hilbert), field goals attempted (29, 2x, most recently on 12/1/10 at Cazenovia), free throws made (17, 1/22/11 vs. Cazenovia), free throws attempted (19, 1/22/11 vs. Cazenovia), free throw percentage (1.000, 5x, most recently on 2/10/13 at SUNYIT, 13-for-13), most rebounds (31, 2/13/11 vs. Penn St.-Berks) and most blocked shots (10, 1/30/13 vs. Cazenovia).
One of the most decorated student-athletes in school history, Roser has earned three straight Most Valuable Player awards on her team and was selected as the College's Female Student-Athlete of the Year award following her junior season. Additionally, she has drawn four-straight NEAC First-Team All-Conference selections dating back to her freshman campaign with Wells.
In 2012-13, Roser claimed the NCAA Division III statistical championship for rebounds per game, leading all Division III women's basketball players with 16.7 rebounds per game. Roser joined Juan Paulino of the men's basketball team as only one of two Wells players to collect a statistical title. Following the conclusion of the 2009-10 men's basketball season, Paulino led all NCAA Division III men's basketball players with 16.5 rebounds per game while also posting the nation's best field goal percentage (.705).
Furthermore, Roser is one of only two players in Wells College history to be listed amongst the top-10 in three or more categories in separate seasons across their athletic careers.
Across her career, Roser has been feted by several different organizations for her performance. A four-time winner of Women's DIII News Preseason All-American Honorable Mention, Roser collected Janet.tv NCAA Division III All-American honors before her senior season.
The daughter of Carl and April, Roser will graduate this spring with a degree in Biology.