SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association announced its 2016-17 USCAA Women's Basketball Division I All-Americans on Tuesday evening. The Pomeroys landed both senior Ja'Breena Gardner and junior Tara Parmer on the second team list.
For Gardner, it's the third time in her career at The Woods that she has taken home All-American honors. She is the only three-time All-American in program history. She was a second team honoree as a freshman and an honorable mention last season. Gardner leaves as the fifth leading scorer in program history with 1,243 points and holds the school record for career steals with 368. She finished the season as the team's second leading scorer with 14.7 points per game and led the team in steals with 4.4 per game, while setting the school single season record for steals with 120. Gardner finished the season tied for 11th in the USCAA in points per game and 12th in total points. She finished tied for first in the USCAA in steals per game and first in total steals.
Parmer, a 5'4 guard for the Pomeroys, led SMWC in points per game with 18.1 and rebounds at 8.4 boards per game. Parmer recorded one triple-double and nine double-doubles this season. She was first on the team in assists per game this season at 4.4 and second on the team in steals per game with 2.7. It is the second All-American honor for Parmer after being named honorable mention last season. She finished the season tied for third in the USCAA in points per game and second in the USCAA in total points. She was fourth in the USCAA in assists per game, tied for ninth in steals per game and tied for 12th in rebounds per game.
With Gardner and Parmer being honored by the USCAA, the SMWC basketball program now has 11 USCAA All-Americans in program history. Stay tuned to SMWCPOMEROYS.com for up-to-date news and information on the women's basketball program, as they move into the offseason and prepare for 2017-18.