Chapin named to WBCA All-Region team

WALTHAM, Mass. - Senior guard Jessica Chapin of Mendon. N.Y., has been selected to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-New England team for the second year in a row. She has also been chosen to play in the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Game on March 27 at Western New England College at 1 p.m.

Chapin, who was previously named the University Athletic Association (UAA)  Player of the Year and a first-team All-Conference selection, give the Judges a WBCA All-Region selection for the seventh year in a row. She joins Caitlin Malcolm '07 and Jaime Capra '08 as Judges' two-time All-Region selections and is now a finalist for the WBCA's State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.

Chapin was a four-time UAA and two-time NEWBA Player of the Week this season and was the league's leading scorer, averaging 16.9 points per game, 64th in all of NCAA Division III play. She also finished second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6 a/to) and minutes played (32.0 mpg), third in 3-pointers made (46 3FGs), fourth in steals per game (2.2 spg) and free-throw percentage (75.9%) and sixth in assists per game (3.0 apg) and 3-point percentage (34.8%). Chapin led the Judges in scoring 17 times in their 24 games, was the squad's top rebounder five times and topped the team in assists 10 times, posting four double-doubles. She set three school records this season, with 167 career 3-pointers and 36 points and seven trifectas in a game against Carnegie Mellon on Feb 7.

Chapin wrapped up her career as the only player in school history to rank among the top 10 in points (1,280, sixth), rebounds (521, eighth), assists (262, sixth) and steals (243, third). With 405 points on the season, Chapin turned in just the fourth 400-point campaign in Brandeis history.

Overall this season, the Brandeis women posted a 16-8 record, while their string of four-straight NCAA tournaments was snapped. The Judges faced the sixth-toughest schedule in the nation according to D3hoops.com, facing seven NCAA tournament teams, including a season-sweep of UAA foe Rochester.

The complete 2010 WBCA State Farm Coaches All-Region teams are available at http://www.wbca.org/releases/2010DIIISFCAATFinalistsPR.html

Chapin is a 2006 graduate of Honeoye Falls-Lima High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Deborah Chapin, Mendon, N.Y.