Zanoguera Named to Academic All-MAC Team for Second-Straight Season
CLEVELAND, OH - Junior Inma Zanoguera has been named to the 2014 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team for a second-straight season, the league office announced on Thursday. Zanougera becomes the seventh player in UT annals to be selected to the academic squad on more than one occasion.
Zanoguera, an individualized studies major with a concentration in history and a 3.58 GPA, contributed a team-high 14.0 points, a squad-best 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals in a league-best 35.4 minutes per game this season, en route to earning second-team All-MAC accolades.
One of the league’s most versatile players, Zanoguera finished first in the MAC in minutes played, fourth in free throw percentage (85.7%) and offensive caroms (3.5 rpg), fifth in overall rebounding, sixth in overall field-goal percentage (49.3%), seventh in defensive boards (5.2 rpg), 10th in scoring, 11th in thefts and 14th in dimes.
The two-time all-MAC honoree led the Rockets in rebounding on a squad-best 18 occasions, scoring a team-high 17 times, steals on 13 occasions, assists four times and blocked shots on three occasions.
Zanoguera scored at least 20 points on six occasions, most on the team, including a career-tying best 24 twice against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 10) and Eastern Michigan (Feb. 19)
She wrapped up the 2013-14 campaign fifth in school history in free throw percentage (.857, 90-of-105) and minutes played (1,133) and seventh in total rebounds (277) in the single-season record book.
Joining Zanoguera on the squad were Akron’s Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh, Bowling Green’s Jillian Halfhill, Alexis Rogers and Jill Stein, Buffalo’s Mackenzie Loesing and Kristen Sharkey, Central Michigan’s Niki DiGuilio and Northern Illinois’ Amanda Corral.
The 10-member team is the result of voting by the faculty athletic representatives from among a list of candidates with a minimum of sophomore status and a minimum 3.20 GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
In addition, sophomore Ana Capotosto earned honorable mention academic all-league accolades. A childhood education major with a 3.77 GPA, Capotosto tallied 10.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 steals in 26.6 minutes per game this season. The Saugatuck, MI native finished fifth in the MAC in three-point field goal percentage (39.0%, 60-for-154), tied for sixth in three-point field goals made (2.0) and tied for 26th in scoring.
Capotosto made at least three triples on nine occasions this season, including a career-high five vs. Western Michigan in the second round of the MAC Tournament in Cleveland (March 12).
Capotosto also produced double-figure points in 15 contests this season, fifth-highest total on the team, including a career-high 21 points on three occasions against UMKC (Nov. 20), Miami (Feb. 6) and the Broncos.
Capotosto played some of her best basketball during the league tourney, shooting an impressive 68.8 percent (11-of-16) from the field, including a sparkling 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from three-point range (March 10-13).
Zanoguera, Capotosto and the Rockets finished with a 16-16 overall ledger and a 9-9 conference mark in 2013-14. UT tied for second place in the MAC West Division standings and advanced to the quarterfinals of the league tourney.
2014 Academic All-MAC Women’s Basketball Team
Rachel Tecca, Akron
Hanna Luburgh, Akron
Jillian Halfhill, Bowling Green
Alexis Rogers, Bowling Green
Jill Stein, Bowling Green
Mackenzie Loesing, Buffalo
Kristen Sharkey, Buffalo
Niki DiGuilio, Central Michigan
Amanda Corral, Northern Illinois
INMA ZANOGUERA, TOLEDO
Carly Young, Akron
Shelbie Justice, Ball State
Deborah Hoekstra, Bowling Green
Miriam Justinger, Bowling Green
Kerby Tamm, Central Michigan
Ashley Evans, Kent State
Rachel Mendelsohn, Kent State
CiCi Shannon, Kent State
Courtney Larson, Miami
Haley Robertson, Miami
Hannah Robertson, Miami
Alexis Lindstrom, Northern Illinois
Danny Pulliam, Northern Illinois
Jenna Thorp, Northern Illinois
Mariah Byard, Ohio
ANA CAPOTOSTO, TOLEDO
Julia Henson, Western Michigan
Jessica Jessing, Western Michigan
Alex Morton, Western Michigan
Michelle O’Brien, Western Michigan
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