Megan Ford Selected as NCAA Division II All-American
Megan Ford of the Cal Poly Pomona women's basketball team has been named an NCAA Division II All-American for her spectacular 2011-12 season, Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) officials announced this week.
Ford, a senior center from Newhall, Calif., led the Broncos to a 19-9 record and the program's 23rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She collected double-double performances in nearly half of CPP's games and her double-double total of 13 ranked 19th nationally.
Among California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) players, Ford held the fourth-best scoring average at 14.6 points per game and the second-best rebounding average at 9.3 boards per game.
On Dec. 30 at UC San Diego, Ford tallied the 14th double-double for her career, finishing with 20 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and a steal. A first-half layup marked Ford's sixth point of the game and the 1,000th of her career. Through her time as a Bronco, Ford totaled 1,292 points and 792 rebounds.
Aside from her success on the court, Ford has also excelled in the classroom as an Academic All-District honoree while working toward a degree in Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management.
This marks the 32nd time in program history that a Broncos' women's basketball student-athlete has received the All-American recognition. Joining Ford to help CPP reach the Elite Eight in 2011, Reyana Colson picked up the national award at the conclusion of last season.
2012 WBCA Division II Coaches' All-America Team
Ashley Arlen (Wayne State College)
Lauren Battista (Bentley University)
Kiara Brown (Edinboro University)
Chelsea Carlisle (UC San Diego)
Jaynee Carnes (North Georgia College and State University)
Kari Daughtery (Ashland University)
Hanna Johansson (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Veronica Walker (Delta State University)
Ebonie Williams (Washburn University)
Tanisha Woodard (Clayton State University)
2012 WBCA Division II Coaches' All-America Team Honorable Mention
Samantha Blazetic (Edinboro University)
Lydia Bridenbaugh (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Nicole Caddell (University of Central Missouri)
Jasmine Cervantes (Metropolitan State College of Denver)
Sarah DeShone (Ferris State University)
Sabelle Diata (Cameron University)
Alex Feeney (Augustana College)
Brittany Ferguson (Valdosta State University)
Megan Ford (Cal Poly Pomona)
Briauna Hagins (Florida Institute of Technology)
Jasmine Hammon (University of Alabama-Huntsville)
Kayla Harris (University of South Carolina-Aiken)
Dana Hicks (Catawba College)
Haley Holmstead (University of Alaska-Anchorage)
Samantha Hoyt (Michigan Technological University)
Lizzy Jeronimus (Pittsburg State University)
Angie Jetvig (Minnesota State University-Moorhead)
Ashley Jones (Rollins College)
Jasmine Judge (Lander University)
Bobbi Knudsen (Montana State University-Billings)
Jessica Koch (Missouri Western State)
Michelle McDonald (Winona State University)
Kelly Meredith (Assumption College)
Casse Mogan (Northern Kentucky University)
Sarah Pastorek (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
Jadee Rooney (University of Wisconsin-Parkside)
Brittany Shields (Pace University)
Kaitlin Snyder (Fairmont State University)
Jewel White (Franklin Pierce University)
Christine Wooding (Philadelphia University)