Lexie Hamilton

Lexie Hamilton

NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer senior Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee, N.H.) has been named to the 2019-20 Academic All-District Division III Women’s Basketball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

“This award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Those honorees will be announced in mid-March.”

Hamilton is one of only five student-athletes to be honored from NCAA Division III District 2, which is comprised of Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

Hamilton becomes the second Colby-Sawyer women’s basketball player to be honored. Colby-Sawyer Hall of Famer Beth Tower (Chartier) ’97 was an Academic All-District second-team selection in 1997.

The most recent Charger to be honored with this prestigious academic award was Evelyn Miller. Miller, representing the women’s tennis team, garnered accolades in 2018 as a first-team Academic All-District Division III Women's At-Large selection.

This season, Hamilton is averaging an impressive 14 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. She leads all of NCAA Division III women’s basketball in assists per game and total assists with 179. Hamilton has posted two triple-doubles this season, which is tied for the third most in the country.

Hamilton is Colby-Sawyer’s all-time leader in career assists with 680, which places her eighth all-time on the NCAA career assists list. She also ranks seventh on Colby-Sawyer’s all-time scoring list with 1,257 points. Hamilton has 222 career steals to rank seventh, is ninth with 149 made three-pointers and is sixth with 286 made free throws.

The senior point guard has been named Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week once, New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Player of the Week once, and to the NEWBA honor roll twice this season.

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