Beaulieu named to All-NESCAC team
HADLEY, Mass. — Bates senior Allie Beaulieu received Second Team All-NESCAC honors on Wednesday, as the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams.
Beaulieu (Swampscott, Mass.) had her finest season to cap off an excellent four-year career in 2012-13, averaging a team-high 14.4 points per game, the fourth-highest scoring rate in the league. She also ranks fourth in the NESCAC in assists per game (3.3) and 16th in rebounds per game (5.6).
Beaulieu also ranks 17th in the country in three-point field goal percentage (.416) and 22nd in 3-pointers made per game (2.67), while ranking second and first in those respective categories within the NESCAC.
Impressively, Beaulieu didn’t miss a game this season, yet also led the NESCAC in minutes played per game, at 34.7. During one particularly shorthanded stretch of Bates’ injury-riddled season, Beaulieu only came off the floor for six of a possible 325 minutes over seven games.
Beaulieu made her mark in Bates’ record book several times this season, beginning with Game 4 at Husson on Nov. 27, when she passed Lauren Dubois’ standing record of 150 career three-pointers. She ended up with 64 threes on the season, breaking another Dubois record, to finish with 206 in her career. Her 1,170 career points put her in seventh place on Bates’ all-time scoring list.
Beaulieu’s class dominates this year’s All-NESCAC selections. The First Team comprises four seniors, including Player of the Year Claire Baecher of Williams, and one graduate student; Beaulieu is one of three seniors named to the Second Team.
Beaulieu becomes Bates’ first NESCAC postseason honoree since Meredith Kelly was named Rookie of the Year in 2011, and she is the first All-NESCAC player since Lauren Yanofsky in 2010.