PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – One day after leading the Queens College women's basketball team to the NCAA Division II East Regional title, senior Madison Rowland was honored as the East Region Player of the Year, as the 2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) Women's Basketball All-East Region Teams were announced on Tuesday. Madison also earned a spot on the All-Region First Team, while redshirt senior MacKenzie Rowland landed All-Region Second Team honors as well.
The East Coast Conference (ECC) Player of the Year, Madison is fifth in Division II with 21.9 points per game and leads DII with 4.5 steals per contest. She has posted 17 double-doubles on the year, as well as one triple-double. Madison is also second in the ECC with a 51.2 field goal percentage and is third in rebounding at 10.3 per game. She has scored 20+ points in 23 games, including her last 13 contests.
Madison became the career leader in scoring and steals for both Queens and the ECC this season. She ranks among the top 20 in DII history with 2,356 career points currently and is among the top five with 497 career steals. Madison is also the first player in program history with 2,000+ points and 1,000+ rebounds for her career. This season, she set the program's single season scoring record with 678 points thus far, as well as breaking the school's steals record with 141 through 31 games.
The Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA East Regional, Madison averaged 24.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game over the Knights' three wins in the regional. MacKenzie was named to the All-Tournament Team as well.
The ECC Defensive Player of the Year, MacKenzie is tied for the DII lead with 22 double-doubles this season. She leads the ECC with 11.3 rebounds per game, while she is second in the conference with 17.5 points and third with 1.9 blocks per game. MacKenzie scored in double figures in all but two games this season and posted a season-high 18 rebounds in the East Regional Finals.
MacKenzie achieved 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds for her career on Jan. 14, one of only four players in program history to reach the century mark in both categories. She is second in program history with 1,171 career rebounds and fourth on the single season rebounds list with 351 this season. MacKenzie is also fourth in program history in scoring with 1,721 career points.
Queens, making its first-ever appearance in the National Quarterfinals, is seeded fifth in the Elite Eight and will take on fourth-seeded Harding University on Tuesday, March 21, at Alumni Hall in Columbus, Ohio, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.