B-P grad Herba earns USCAA honors

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The United States Collegiate Athletic Association released last week its women’s basketball Division II All-Americans and All-Academic Team. Sophomore Samiaya Salley (Highland Falls/James I. O’Neill) was named an All-American for the second straight year, garnering her first spot on the first team. Freshman Camryn McDonald (Springfield Gardens/Grover Cleveland) received All-American honorable mention accolades. Junior Katie Herba (Perth/Broadalbin-Perth) earned a spot on the All-Academic Team with a 3.63 GPA, majoring in business and technology management.

Coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz and her squad posted their best record in her three-year run as head coach at 17-13. Delhi wrapped things up at last weekend’s NIAC Tournament, where they routed Maine Fort Kent in the semifinals, 86-68, to face top-seeded Villa Maria in the league championship. The Vikings won the contest, 58-43. It marked the Broncos’ first season over .500 since the school transitioned to four-year athletics in 2015-16. Armed with a young squad of one junior, five sophomores and three freshmen, Delhi began the year with four straight wins, including defeating Villa Maria, 89-85, in their first season meeting, and were ranked in the top 15 in all eight USCAA Division II Coaches’ Polls.

Herba stood as the Broncos’ leader in steals with 2.5 per game, as well as ranking second with 8.9 rpg. and 4.0 assists per game. The former transfer from Fulton-Montgomery Community College was Delhi’s fourth-leading scorer with 9.8 ppg., and collected a season-high 20 points at Central Penn on Jan. 7, where she also had one of her eight double-doubles with 10 rebounds. Herba was named to the All-ACAA second team, as well as being named to the ACAA Honor Roll.

The Broadalbin-Perth graduate also plays for Coach Lauren Mackay on the women’s soccer team, where she was named both a USCAA National All-Academic and All-American Honorable Mention in November.

By Paul Wager

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