Robertson Named Academic All-District
Contact: Matthew Hart
AMHERST, Mass. – Continuing a standout sophomore season on and off the basketball court, Amherst College forward Megan Robertson was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Team for District 1 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
A history and mathematics double major and the NESCAC’s leading rebounder and shot-blocker, Robertson was one of eight student-athletes from Division III schools in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to be selected for the prestigious squad. She joins Tracy Borsinger ’13 of Middlebury and Tufts’ Hannah Foley ’15 as the only NESCAC student-athletes honored.
After a stellar first-year campaign saw Robertson take home NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors, the Tewksbury native has been even better in 2012-13, helping lead Amherst to a 20-0 record and top-five national ranking. Averaging 9.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game as well as 11.6 points, Robertson has established herself as one of the conference’s elite post players. An efficient scorer, she also leads the league with a .530 field goal percentage.
Robertson’s year started with a bang as she earned the season's first NESCAC Player of the Week award after tallying 17 points and 15 rebounds in Amherst’s second game, an 88-61 win over William Paterson on Nov. 18. She has posted five more double-doubles since, including a gaudy stat line of 12 points, a career-high 17 boards, six blocks and five steals against Wesleyan on Jan. 4 as well as a 13-point, 13-rebound effort against archrival Williams on Jan. 23.
Offensively, Robertson’s breakout night came on Jan. 8 at Farmingdale State when she didn’t miss a single shot, scoring 25 points on 10-of-10 shooting from the floor and a 5-of-5 from the free throw line. The previous weekend, she had blocked a career-high seven shots while also posting 12 points and nine boards in a win over Bowdoin.
Robertson has also excelled off the court while at Amherst. In addition to pursuing her double major, the sophomore works as a student photographer and videographer for the College, frequently producing content for the Amherst Athletics YouTube and Flickr pages.