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Sara Loomis completes college cage career with All-American honors
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Malvern High School graduate Sara Loomis capped off her senior year at Ashland University with All-American basketball honors.
Loomis, a 6-2 senior forward for the Eagles, was named to the third team Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association All-American (D2CCA) when the teams were announced March 23.
Loomis averaged 16.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots per game in 2019-20, while shooting 53.7 percent from the field, 50 percent from the 3-point line and 87.4 percent from the charity stripe. She is the program’s eighth all-time leading scorer (1,476 points), and is second all-time in free-throw percentage (84.6) and blocked shots (240).
She was named first-team D2CCA all-region, All-GLIAC Tournament team, first-team All-GLIAC, All-GLIAC Defensive Team, and GLIAC South Division Player of the Week three times.
In the first season as a starter in 2018-19 Loomis earned NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) second-team all-region, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player, All-GLIAC Tournament Team, first-team All-GLIAC and GLIAC All-Defensive Team honors, tied program’s NCAA postseason record for points in a game with 32, set a new program standard for single-season free-throw percentage at 90.1 and became the fourth player in program history to average double-double for entire season (16.0 ppg., 10.0 rpg.). She recorded 88 blocks, shot 51.1 percent from the field and 42.7 percent from 3-point range.
Loomis capped the season off by earning GLIAC All-Academic Excellence (cumulative grade-point average of 3.50-4.00) honors.
As a sophomore, she came off the bench in all 37 games, averaging 7.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.2 minutes and led the team in blocked shots (38) for the second year in a row. She shot 47.2 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from 3-point range and 79.7 percent from the free-throw line, finishing the season with GLIAC All-Academic Excellence honors.
As a freshman, she led team in blocked shots with 44 and saw action in 35 games, averaging 5.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 11.6 minutes.
Career highlights include scoring 32 points against Northern Michigan March 15, 2019; and pulled down 17 rebounds in games against Slippery Rock Nov. 25, 2018 and Ferris State Feb. 7, 2019.
She is the daughter of Rick and Jennifer Loomis.
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