ATLANTA, Ga. - Senior guard Bridgette Mann (Canadensis, Pa./Wallenpaupack) of The University of Scranton women's basketball team can add another honor to her list of career accomplishments, as on Wednesday, she was selected to play in the inaugural Beyond Sports Division III All-Star Game presented by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
The All-Star game will be held on Saturday, March 16, in the Cregger Center on the campus of Roanoke College in Salem, Va. prior to the NCAA Division III women's basketball national championship game. The tip-off time is set for 5 p.m.
Mann is one of the 18 all-stars chosen by a committee of head women's basketball coaches of NCAA Division III programs, who are also members of the WBCA. All players were nominated by WBCA member coaches. For more on the Beyond Sports Division III All-Star Game presented by the WBCA, click here.
The selection to the very first Division III All-Star Team is a fitting honor for Mann, who is already one of the most decorated players in the history of Scranton's illustrious women's basketball program.
The Landmark Conference's Player of the Year in 2017, Mann has been named to the All-Landmark Conference First Team in each of the last two seasons. In 2018-19, she's missed several games due to nursing several injuries, but the senior guard has come on strong when the Lady Royals have needed her the most - in the postseason.
In the Landmark Conference championship game, Mann scored 11 points in an eventual 68-48 win for the Lady Royals over Elizabethtown in what gave Scranton their fourth straight Landmark Conference crown. Then, last weekend in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, Mann scored 13 (against New England College in the First Round) and a team-leading 19 points (against Johns Hopkins in the Second Round) to catapult the Lady Royals back to the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight season.
Earlier this year, Mann became Scranton's all-time leading three-point shooter and is the first Lady Royal to drain over 200 three-pointers in her career, as she has 230 career triples. Sitting at 1,433 career points entering this weekend's NCAA Sectional Rounds, Mann is Scranton's seventh leading scorer in program history, as well.
Mann and the rest of the ninth-ranked University of Scranton women's basketball team hosts NCAA Division III Third Round and Quarterfinal action inside the John Long Center this weekend.
On Friday, Scranton takes on Christopher Newport at 7 p.m., which will be preceded by a Third Round tilt between seventh-ranked Messiah and fourth-ranked Tufts at 5 p.m.
More information on this weekend's NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament games in Scranton, click here.