Plymouth native Starr is NAIA All-America HM
ATLANTA, Ga. — Plymouth alumna Alex Starr was honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association after leading Purdue University Calumet’s offense in her senior season as the WBCA released its 2012-13 NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team on Tuesday evening.
Starr was one of 29 student-athletes honored by the WBCA, earning Honorable Mention All-America accolades.
Starr is the first Peregrine to receive the national recognition since Purdue Calumet Hall of Fame member Rita Harper during 1997-98 season. She was one of four individuals from the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference to be named honored by the WBCA’s NAIA Coaches.
“Alex has been a great ambassador for our program the last four years,” said head coach Tom Megyesi. “Her accomplishments are a great testimony to the hard work she has put in to progress her game. She has transformed into a real versatile threat on offense, and we are very proud to have her as a member of the Peregrine women’s basketball family.”
Starr led the way for the Black and Gold this season, earning First Team All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for the second year in a row. The senior guard averaged a team-high 16.4 points per game while becoming the fifth player in program history to eclipse the 1,500-point mark.
She also moved into second place on the school’s single-season and career 3-point list, finishing with 85 treys this season and 246 in her career.
Purdue Calumet claimed its second-straight 20-win season, finishing 21-10 on its way to the third national tournament berth in program history. The Peregrines closed out the year ranked No. 13 in the NAIA Div. II Coaches Poll, thanks in large part to an offense that set the school’s single-season scoring record with 2,555 points.