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Ouimette, Tamulionis Earn NEWMAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Honors

Ouimette, Tamulionis Earn NEWMAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Honors

WESTWOOD, Mass.—Babson College senior Payton Ouimette (Medfield, Mass.) was named to the first team and junior Katherine Tamulionis (Foxboro, Mass.) collected second-team honors when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its all-conference teams on Tuesday morning.

A two-time All-NEWMAC first-team selection, Ouimette averaged a career-high 14.7 points to go along with 11.5 rebounds and a career-best 2.5 assists in 26 starts this winter. The only player to rank in the top-10 in the league in scoring (third), rebounding (second) and assists (10th), she also led the conference and ranked 16th in Division III with 16 double-doubles.

A two-year starter after for the Beavers after transferring from Connecticut College, Ouimette averaged 14.0 points and 11.6 rebounds while shooting 47 percent from the floor. Her rebounds per game average is the highest in program history, she ranks seventh in career field goal percentage, and her 617 rebounds in just 53 games is good for 16th on the school's all-time list.

Tamulionis was named to the all-league team for the first time after averaging a career-high 10.3 points to go along with 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists while starting 25 of 26 games. She reached double figures in scoring 11 times, which included surpassing the 20-point mark twice, and shot 40 percent from the floor and 77.6 percent at the free throw line in conference play.

In addition to the Ouimette and Tamulionis earning all-conference honors, junior Emily Bonifacic (Allendale, N.J.) was named to the league's sportsmanship team. She averaged career highs of both 11.1 points and 7.0 rebounds, and ranked third in the NEWMAC shooting 51.6 percent while starting 23 of 26 contests.

Babson captured its fourth straight NEWMAC regular season title and ended the year at 21-5 after falling to MIT in the conference semifinals.