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Four Women's Basketball Players Garner CAA Honors; Tremba Named Rookie of the Year
Updated: Sunday 03/12/2014 (ET)
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ARLINGTON, Va. – Four members of the William and Mary women’s basketball team received Colonial Athletic Association honors, announced at the pre-tournament awards banquet on Wednesday night in Arlington, Va.

Freshman Marlena Tremba highlighted the awards, bringing home CAA Rookie of the Year honors, as well as being named to the all-rookie squad. Senior Kaitlyn Mathieu was named to the Third-Team All-CAA. Junior Jazmen Boone picked up an all-defensive team citation and was a member of the all-academic squad. The final selection was junior Kyla Kerstetter, who was also named to the all-academic team.

Tremba burst onto the scene in her first year with the Tribe, appearing in all 28 games and making 14 starts. She has scored in double figures in 22 games this season, including a stretch of 10 straight games from Jan. 23-Feb. 27, which tied for 10th longest streak in school history. Tremba has averaged a team-high 13.4 points per game, which ranks 11th in the league and tops among freshman. The Vienna, Va. native has rewritten the William and Mary freshman record book and is in the top-10 in nearly all statistically categories, including the most 3-pointers made by a freshman with 65. She currently has 375 points for the year, which puts her in third place among all freshman in William and Mary history.

Mathieu earned third-team honors after having a career senior season. She averaged 12.5 points, and 7.9 rebounds adding 33 steals, and a team-high 25 blocked shots. Mathieu scored in double-figures 18 times this season, adding eight double-doubles. For her career-she has scored in double-figures 38 times, with 11 career double-doubles. She set a career-high with 23 points against Hofstra last week and also added 12 rebounds for a double-double. The Waterboro, Maine native is currently ranks among the top 20 in W&M history in blocked shots (59), games played (114), defensive rebounds (378), blocked shots average (0.5), defensive rebound average (3.3), 3-point field goals attempted (256), and 3-point field goals made (66). This is the second time Mathieu has been honored by the CAA, earning CAA All-Rookie team honors as a freshman.

Boone earned all-defensive honors after leading the conference and ranking No. 18 in the country in steals per game (2.8). Her 2.8 steals per game rank her sixth all-time in single-season history at William and Mary, while her 77 total steals rank her tied for seventh in single season history. Currently Boone’s career steal mark of 1.7 steals per game rank her 14th all-time in school history. The Virginia Beach, Va. native was also named to the CAA All-Academic team after a standout year in the classroom.  For the season, she averaged 11.5 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, and has added 67 assists, five blocks, and 77 steals.

Kerstetter also garnered all-academic honors after a strong season on both the court and in the classroom. She was one of four Tribe players to average double-figures at 10.5 points per night. Kerstetter chipped in 4.6 rebounds, 41 assists, 59 steals (second in the CAA), and seven blocked shots.  The Brentwood, Tenn. native finished the year shooting 38.4-percent (101-of-263) from the field, and 78.9-percent (56-of-71) from the free throw line.

William and Mary opens the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship on Thursday, March 13 against No. 9 seeded UNCW. Tip time from the Show Place Arena is set for 2 p.m.

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