Adrianna Wage / Observer
UAA Player of the Year is second ever Spartan to earn All-American honors
Case Western Reserve University senior guard Evy Iacono became just the second player in program history to garner All-America honors this weekend when she was named to the 16th annual D3Hoops.com All-America Team. Iacono was tabbed as an honorable mention selection.
JeNine Nickerson is the only other player in program history to be named an All-American. She earned the honor after the 2001-02 campaign.
Iacono, also just the second CWRU women’s basketball student-athlete to be named University Athletic Association Player of the Year, was selected to the D3Hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region Team early last week.
In 2012-13, Iacono led the UAA in scoring at 17.9 points per game and posted the second-highest single-season scoring total (447 points) in school history. A four-time UAA Player of the Week this winter, Iacono joined the program’s 1000-point club in late November and twice set the school single-game scoring record with 37 and 38 points, respectively. Overall, she scored in the double figures in 21-of-25 games and averaged 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.4 steals.
In 99 games, Iacono finished her decorated career third in school history in points (1352) as well as tied for first in three-pointers (179), fifth in field goals made (463), and sixth in steals (200), free throws made (247), and assists (334).
Earlier this season, Iacono was lauded for her efforts both on the floor and in the classroom with Capital One Academic First Team All-District VII honors.
Iacono and the Spartans ended the season at 16-9 overall, landing them at fourth place in the ultra-competitive UAA (8-6). The 16 victories are the most for the program since the 2001-02 season, when the team was 20-9 overall and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In six years under Head Coach Jennifer Reimer, the Spartans have produced five winning campaigns.