BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College junior Payton Ouimette (Medfield, Mass.) picked up a pair of all-region honors as she was named to both the D3hoops.com All-Northeast region third team and the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) third team on Tuesday afternoon.
A first-team All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) selection, Ouimette started all 27 games and averaged 13.4 points and 11.8 rebounds while shooting 51.1 percent from the floor in her first season with the Beavers. She finished second in the conference in scoring in addition to ranking 10th in Division III with 18 double-doubles and 21st in rebounds per game.
Ouimette's 318 boards this winter are the sixth highest total in single-season program history and ranked 14th among Division III players. Her 122 offensive boards were also the third highest single-season total in Babson history behind Sheila Nanjego's '05 138 in 2003-04 and Nicki Wurdeman's '12 132 in 2011-12.
Babson finished 18-9 overall and captured a share of its third straight NEWMAC regular season title before suffering an overtime loss to WPI in the conference tournament semifinals.