MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire women's basketball player Sarah Bingea (Sr.-Delano, Minn.) has been named to this year's D3hoops.com All-Central Region third team, D3hoops.com officials recently announced.
Bingea led the Blugolds in scoring this season with an average of 13.2 points per game (304 points in 23 games), a mark that ranked sixth best in the WIAC. On Feb. 9, Bingea reached 1,000 career points, just the 16th Blugold in school history to reach the mark. She also averaged 7.5 rebounds per game, which led the team and was third best in the conference. Bingea ended her career 14th on the Blugolds' all-time scoring list with 1,053 points and set school records in minutes (3,473) and average minutes per game (33.4).
Bingea received numerous honors this season. She was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team and was named a WIAC Scholar-Athlete. She was also picked to the All-WIAC First Team and was a Jostens Trophy finalist.
To be named to the D3hoops.com All-Central region team, players were nominated by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools. Men and women combined nationwide, there were 729 players nominated, a new high. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region.