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Natosha Gottlieb Named WBCA All-American

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Already a two-time ASC East Defensive Player of the Year, the 2013 ASC East Player of the Year, and the 2013 D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year, Natosha Gottlieb received on Thursday the one distinction she has yet to add to her ever-growing career resumé: an All-American selection.

It was announced on Thursday by the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (WBCA) that Gottlieb was named to the exclusive 10 member All-American squad.

The senior from Bolton High School (Alexandria, LA) averaged 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.6 steals, and 2.5 assists per game in 2013.

She also became the only player in Louisiana College history to make four NCAA Tournament appearances, win four ASC East Division titles, and also became the new all-time leader in wins in school history with 97 career victories from 2010-2013.

The WBCA's official release is below:

The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today the

2013 WBCA Division III Coaches' All-America Team. The 10-member team

was selected by a vote of the selection committee. The committee is

composed of one representative from each of the eight geographical

regions and a chairperson.

The members of the 2013 WBCA Division III Coaches' All-America Team

are as follows:

Claire Baecher

Williams College

Sr.

F

6-3

Samantha Barber

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Sr.

G

5-9

Sarah Collins

Babson College

Sr.

C

6-2

Natosha Gottlieb

Louisiana College

Sr.

F

5-9

Dori Gyori

Messiah College

Sr.

F/C

6-2

Cydni Matsuoka

Vassar College

Jr.

G

5-4

Kate Nielsen

Simpson College

Sr.

F

5-11

Carissa Verkaik

Calvin College

Sr.

C

6-2

Kristina Williams

Lewis & Clark College

Sr.

G

5-9

Jill Woerner

Catholic University of America

Sr.

G

5-11

"Congratulations to the 10 members of the 2013 DIII Coaches'

All-American Team, said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "These student-athletes

have a demanding schedule and they are able to elevate their game above

the rest night in and night out and are deserving of such

recognition."

The following have been recognized as WBCA Division III Coaches'

All-America Team Honorable Mentions:

Tesla Akers

Ferrum College

Sr.

G

5-6

Lauren Avant

Rhodes College

Jr.

G

5-10

Alexa Barbush

Franklin & Marshall College

Sr.

G

5-7

Floriana Borova

William Patterson University

Jr.

G

5-9

Makenzie Branson

Occidental College

Sr.

G

5-11

Kathryn Campbell

Ithaca College

Sr.

G

5-9

Kate Dellinger

Widener University

Sr.

G

5-7

Katelyn Fischer

Marymount University

Sr.

G

5-7

Melissa Gilkey

Washington University

So.

F

6-1

Melissa Graham

State University College at Geneseo

Sr.

G

5-10

Brittany Hicks

York College

Jr.

F

5-10

Misha Jackson

Emory University

Sr.

C

5-11

Cortney Kumerow

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Sr.

C

6-1

Stephanie Kuzmanic

Carthage College

Jr.

G

5-8

Rosa LaMattina

University of Mount Union

Sr.

G

5-7

Allison Long

Thomas More College

Sr.

G

5-5

Katie Lytle

Swarthmore College

Jr.

G

5-9

Janell Menard

Maryville College

Sr.

G

5-9

Fiona O'Dwyer

Emmanuel College

Sr.

F

5-11

Brooke Olson

Wheaton College (Ill.)

Sr.

G

5-9

Joanna Snyder

Ohio Northern University

Sr.

F

5-11

Tricia Sorensen

Concordia College, Moorhead

Sr.

F

5-11

Beth Suggs

University of New England

Sr.

F

6-0

Melissa Tobie

Montclair State University

So.

F

6-1

Marcia Voigt

Montclair State University

So.

F

6-1

Kate Walker

DePauw University

Sr.

G

5-6

Sarah Wetmore

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sr.

G

5-9

Mollie Whiting

University of Dubuque

Sr.

G

5-6

Alexis Wright

Moravian College

So.

F

5-11

Ally Zywicki

University of Rochester

So.

G

5-6

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes

women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a

reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the

development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more

information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.

-WBCA-

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Jordan Meisner

Sports Information Director - Louisiana College

Cell: 318-792-2311

Other: 225-978-1293

Louisiana College Athletics Home Page

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