GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College sophomore Gabby Oglesby earned a spot on the D3hoops.com All-South Region Women's Basketball Team Monday. She is the first Quaker named to the first team and Guilford's first all-region selection since third-team pick Courtney Hill '05 in 2005.
Division III sports information directors from Virginia through Texas submitted nominees and voted for the South Region teams. A record 683 students were nominated nationwide for the eight regional teams. First- and second-team honorees are eligible for D3hoops.com's annual All-America squads, which will be announced later this week.
Oglesby, a 5-11 forward, recently concluded one of the most decorated women's basketball seasons in school history. She collected the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Player of the Year Award and was named Most Outstanding Player of the ODAC Tournament after leading Guilford to its first title since 2002. Oglesby led the Quakers in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage and blocked shots (66). She paced the ODAC in blocks per game (2.3 bpg.) and ranks 43rd among NCAA Division III leaders through games of Mar. 4. Her .514 field-goal percentage stood third in the league and is 45th nationally. Oglesby's 14.7 points per game average was fourth in the conference and her 7.9 boards per outing figure was sixth. The ODAC's Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 8, she had a team-high six double-doubles this year.
Oglesby broke Guilford's all-time blocks record Feb. 17 in her 51st career game. She enters her junior year with 127 rejections in 56 games, 13 better than the former standard, which was set in 110 contests. Oglesby set another school record with seven blocks in a Jan. 6 win over Randolph-Macon College and broke her own Guilford mark for blocks in a season at the 2012 ODAC Tournament.
Coach Stephanie Flamini's Quakers finished with a 22-7 overall record, Guilford's best since 2002, and went 16-4 in the ODAC. Guilford knocked off the top two seeds in the ODAC Tournament to win its third league title. The Quakers made their third NCAA Division III Tournament appearance and first since 2002. Host Centre College ended Guilford's season with a 59-47 victory in the tourney's opening round. Flamini expects four starters and 15 letter winners back for the 2012-13 season, including Oglesby.