Middleburg (Feb. 25, 2011) - Claire Andrews, a senior center who led the Foxcroft School basketball team with power, skill, and heart, has been named to the first team of the Division I All-Delaney Athletic Conference squad for the 2010-11 season, Athletic director Michelle Woodruff announced Friday.
Andrews was one of 13 players awarded all-DAC honors by the division’s six coaches -- a remarkable feat considering that Foxcroft did not win a Division I game this season. This marks the second year in a row that Foxcroft has had a first team all-DAC selection. Terry Lynne Garvey, a member of the Class of 2010 and a freshman at Gettysburg College, earned the honor last season.
Andrews, a resident of Pacific, MO, led Foxcroft in scoring with 8.2 points per game, rebounding (7.9 rpg), and blocked shots (3.4 bpg). She led the conference in blocked shots. Over the last six games of the regular season – all against quality DAC Division opponents -- she averaged 14 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks.
Andrews saved her best effort for the playoffs, recording a rare triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 13 blocked shots in a first-round loss Tuesday to Wakefield School. That game, however, did not figure in the voting, which had already been completed.
The honor is the culmination of four years of hard work on the basketball court by Andrews, who is also an outstanding scholar and student leader at Foxcroft. As a freshman, she made the varsity but saw little action and was then dropped to the junior varsity for her sophomore year to get more experience. She rejoined the varsity last season and was the team’s valuable sixth man, coming off the bench to provide quality minutes.
This year, Andrews was named co-captain of the team and started every game, although she did not play as much in the early part of the season as she worked her way into shape. She scored in double figures seven times and had double figures in rebounds seven times.