Menlo's Bowie named honorable mention NAIA All-American


Menlo College's Destinee Bowie was named an honorable mention NAIA All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday.

Bowie is in the midst of a historic season for the Oaks. She is currently averaging 18.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, which would make her the second Oak in as many season to average a double-double, Madison Michelis. Her field goal percentage is 60.1 percent, first in the Golden State Athletic Conference and second in the NAIA.

Bowie is also on track to record the best single-season shooting percentage in program history. She has 13 double-doubles to date, including eight games of 20 or more points and six games of 15 or more rebounds.

She has earned four GSAC Player of the Week awards this season, most in the conference, and she earned the NAIA National Player of the Week award on Jan. 15. She was named to the GSAC's All-Conference team.

Bowie is among four players from the GSAC who were selected by the WBCA. The other three are Courtney Christmas of Arizona Christian, Stephanie Soares of The Master's University and Brianna King of the University of Montana Western, who was named the WBCA NAIA Player of the Year.

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition.

The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport.

— Menlo Athletics

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