Voigt Named All-America by D3hoops.com
Contact: Matthew Hart
AMHERST, Mass. – Adding a final, highest honor to an already-full trophy case, Amherst College senior guard Marcia Voigt was recently named to the All-America third team by D3hoops.com, capping a stellar collegiate career with her first All-American award.
A first-team All-Region pick by D3hoops and an honorable mention All-America selection by the Women’s Basketball Coaches of America (WBCA), Voigt’s selection to the national third team marks the top honor given to a NESCAC player by the website. Williams’ Claire Baecher earned a spot on the fourth team as the conference’s other All-American.
Voigt wrapped up her career by leading Amherst to a fifth consecutive NCAA Final Four, joining fellow seniors Bridget Crowley and Jasmine Hardy as the winningest class in Division III history in the process (125). The team’s top scorer at 13.2 points per game, Voigt anchored the Jeff offense from the point in 2012-13, leading the NESCAC in assists (4.3) en route to first team all-conference honors. Also averaging 2.3 steals per game, she has helped the stingy Amherst defense limit opponents to 47.4 points per game and 32.5 percent shooting on the season.
The Skillman, N.J. starred until the bitter end as she capped her season with a career-high 26 points in the third-place consolation game against archrival Williams on Saturday, also grabbing eight rebounds after a 16-point, six-assist effort in the national semifinals against UW-Whitewater the previous night.
Voigt ends her career ranked ninth in program history in scoring (1,111 points) and sixth in assists (314). Those numbers are particularly impressive considering that the guard never averaged more than 20 minutes per game until her senior season, serving as an offensive sparkplug off the bench for the powerful Amherst teams of her first three years.
Assuming the role of floor general in 2012-13, Voigt started every game, averaging 32.0 minutes as she led the way to many of Amherst’s 33 wins. Perhaps most memorable was her second-half domination in the NESCAC championship game against Williams as the senior scored 19 of her 21 points after the break, allowing the Jeffs to pull away from their archrivals for a fourth consecutive conference title.
Two weeks later, Voigt took over another close contest in the NCAA Elite Eight, scoring 12 of her team’s last 19 points and 16 of her game-high 19 in the second half to stave off Widener’s comeback bid and lift Amherst to its fifth straight Final Four appearance.