Jimmies' Hannah DeMars named to GPAC All-Conference first team

The Jimmies have now had four players honored for the second year in a row.

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University of Jamestown's Hannah DeMars (2) goes up for two between Madelyn Turner (23) and Allisa Schubert of College of Saint Mary on Feb. 17, 2022, at Harold Newman Arena.
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For the second season in a row, the University of Jamestown’s Hannah DeMars has been named to the GPAC All-Conference First Team. It is also DeMars’ third season being honored, as the junior was an honorable mention her freshman year.

The conference also honored Noelle Josephson as a member of the second team and Kia Tower and Madelyn Schmidt as honorable mentions. The Jimmies managed to have their top four leading scorers all be honored by the conference.

This season, DeMars averaged 15 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

In her final season, Josephson averaged 11.2 points, 6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

Josephson is excited to be honored at the end of her career with the second team selection.


“It’s awesome to end my career on a high note,” Josephson said.

Jimmies’ head coach Thad Sankey said that he’s happy that the importance of DeMars’ scoring ability for her team was recognized by the conference.

“It’s a great award for her,” Sankey said. “A lot of that comes from the work she puts in and the role that she has on our team. Especially being a scorer and somebody that we need to put points on the board. She’s got a big role when it comes to that. It’s cool to see her get recognized for that.”

Tower was tied with Josephson for points per game with 11.2 and added 3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and one steal per game. Schmidt averaged 6.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

Both DeMars and Josephson also became the 22nd and 23rd players to reach the 1,000-point mark in a career, respectively.

Tower, Schmidt and DeMars will be returning to the Jimmies, and Sankey is hoping this makes them work harder to improve both as a team and individually heading into next season.

“There is always the individual motivation pieces and those are always important things in the offseason,” Sankey said. “I think the biggest factor for the urgency and the drive of our team is gonna be based on our team stuff and wanting to finish higher. Being based on wanting to have a better team season together. Players hone their craft and hone their individual games but absolutely doing that within a team concept is a super important thing for us. So, I think that will be a big part of what those girls are focused on in the offseason.”

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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