Baptista, Dillon of Women's Basketball Named to D3hoops All-Northeast Region Teams

Baptista Dillon

MEDFORD, Mass. – Seniors Melissa Baptista and Lauren Dillon of the Tufts University women's basketball team have been named to the All-Northeast Region teams, as announced Tuesday.

Four Northeast All-Region teams were selected with head coach Carla Berube's Jumbos being one of only three schools to have more than one athlete named to the teams. The other two are fellow New England Small College Athletic Conference team Amherst and UMass-Dartmouth.

This is Baptista's second straight year on the All-Northeast First Team. Earlier this month, she was named to the All-NESCAC First Team and has also been named NESCAC Player of the Week twice this season. Baptista finished the season as Tufts' leading scorer, for the second consecutive season, with 13.1 points per game. She also led the team in rebounds and blocks with 6.6 and 1.7 per game respectively. She scored a career-high 28 points in a win over Babson and picked up seven double-doubles on the year. In the NCAA Tournament, Baptista averaged 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 2.3 steals per game. She ends her time as a Jumbo at third on the program's all-time leading scorers list and fifth on the rebounding list.

Dillon has been named to the Third Team and it will be her fist All-Northeast honor. She was also named to the All-NESCAC First Team. She averaged 6.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. She led the team with 3.3 assists per contest and was tied for the team lead averaging 2.4 steals. Dillon scored a season-high 15 points in a NESCAC win over Hamilton in February and recorded seven assists twice on the year, the second time coming in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. She averaged 3.3 in both steals and assists per game in the tournament. Dillon, a starter for the Jumbos basically since she stepped on the floor as a freshman, was already the all-time leader in assists in program history before the season started, but also claimed the title as the all-time leader in steals, moving up from fifth place at the start of the season.

The Jumbos finished the season at 26-5 and with a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight for the fifth straight year.

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