Haleigh Hatfield Named to NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team
LA JOLLA, Calif. — University of California San Diego junior forward Haleigh Hatfield has been named to the NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team, which was voted on by members of the media Monday evening and announced following the West Region Final.
Hatfield posted two double-doubles and made 7-of-10 3-point attempts in two West Region Tournament contests last weekend, finishing as the Tritons’ second-leading scorer with 15.0 points per game and the team’s leading rebounder with 12.0 per contest.
A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Hatfield made four 3-pointers en route to scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds in a West Region Quarterfinal victory over Dominican on March 15, and followed it up by scoring 12 points along with a team-best 14 rebounds against Azusa Pacific in the West Region Semifinals on March 16.
An All-CCAA Second-Team selection, Hatfield appeared in all 31 games this season with 30 starts, averaging 10.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
UC San Diego (30-1) won the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament and regular-season championships, as its 30-0 start to the season was the best in the program history.
2019 NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team
Most Outstanding Player — Daylee Hanson, Azusa Pacific
Haleigh Hatfield, UC San Diego
Avery Albrecht, Northwest Nazarene
Hannah Wandersee, Alaska Anchorage
Laura Pranger, Azusa Pacific
Daylee Hanson, Azusa Pacific
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