HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Senior Madison Rowland of the Queens College women's basketball team has been selected as the 2017 NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Ron Lenz National Player of the Year, as the D2CCA Women's Basketball All-America Teams were released on Monday.
Rowland adds to her collection of awards after being named East Coast Conference (ECC) Player of the Year and D2CCA East Region Player of the Year, as well as earning the NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding Player Award earlier this month. She also earned a spot on the D2CCA All-America First Team, becoming a three-time All-American.
It has been quite a season for Rowland, leading the Knights to their first-ever regional title and Elite Eight appearance. She set numerous Queens and ECC records this season, while she has made her mark in the NCAA Division II record book as well.
The senior leads Division II with 4.5 steals per game and is fifth in the nation in scoring average at 21.9 points per game. She is also second in the ECC with a field goal percentage of 51.2, and she is third in the conference with 10.3 rebounds per game. Rowland is averaging 4.0 assists and 1.4 blocks per game as well.
Rowland is the only player in NCAA history to officially record career totals of 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 400 steals, 400 assists and 100 blocks. Additionally, she became the career leader in points and steals for both Queens and the ECC this season. Rowland is currently in the top 20 in DII history with 2,356 career points and is among the top 5 in career steals with 497. She also became the first player in program history with 2,000+ points and 1,000+ rebounds for her career and currently has 1,064 career rebounds.
Rowland and the Knights will play Harding University in the Elite Eight on Tuesday, March 21, at 8:30 p.m. at Alumni Hall in Columbus, Ohio.