Karcz Named To Six-Member Patriot League All-Academic Team
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Loyola University Maryland sophomore Stephanie Karcz has been named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team, as announced by the League office Tuesday.
Karcz is one of two sophomores on the six-member all-academic team, as she is joined by American senior Emily Kinneston, the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Bucknell senior Catherine Romaine, Lafayette senior Anna Ptasinski, Navy senior Hannah Fenske and Lehigh sophomore Hannah Hedstrom.
An elementary education major with a special education minor, Karcz carries a 3.42 grade-point average through her first three semesters and was recently accepted into the Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education.
For her play this season, Karcz was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, to the All-Patriot League First Team and to the Patriot League All-Defensive Team. With 14.2 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, Karcz is one of only two Patriot League players averaging a double-double this season, and is the only one to do so in conference only games (14.2 ppg, 11.7 rpg). Karcz leads the League in steals and ranks fourth nationally with 3.7 per game. She's also first in the League in rebounds, second in assists (124, 4.1 per game) and seventh in scoring.
In addition, the guard from Red Bank, New Jersey, broke three of Loyola's program records this season, while she finished second in a third. With 317 rebounds and 227 defensive rebounds, she owns the school's single-season records for each of those statistical categories, and her 21 rebounds against American also stands as the program's single-game record. With 112 steals, she trails only Katie Sheahin's school record of 118 from the 2010-11 season.