OLEAN – A pair of St. Bonaventure University women’s basketball players have earned recognition for their work in the classroom and on the court this season, as junior Randolph native Mckenna Maycock and senior Mariah Ruff each picked up Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team accolades.
Maycock and Ruff are two of six A-10 players honored with the award, joining Natalie Butler of George Mason, Amanda Fiorvanti and Sarah Veilleux of Saint Joseph’s and Jackie Kemph of Saint Louis.
For Maycock, an accounting major, it is the second consecutive year she has received a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team, making her the first Bonnies player to repeat the award in back-to-back seasons since Megan Van Tatenhove did so from 2010-12. Maycock also has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Team in each of the past two seasons.
Maycock finished the season averaging 11.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, both career highs. She ranked eighth in the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage (47.1 percent) and second in three-point percentage (47.6 percent). Maycock paced the Bonnies in rebounding and scored in double figures in 14 of 21 games played this season.
Ruff, a chemistry major, finished the 2017-18 campaign as the leading scorer in league play at 19.6 points per game against Atlantic 10 competition. For the year, she ranked fifth in the league with 17.0 ppg while also standing second in assists with 5.0 apg. Her 76 three-pointers also were fifth-most among all A-10 players. She was the only player to rank in the Atlantic 10’s top five in both scoring and assists during the year.
Ruff had 10 games this year of 20 or more points, including a league-high four 30-point performances. She registered double figure scoring in 24 of 30 games for the team during the year.