DANBURY, Conn. – Following a record-breaking year with the Albright Lions women’s basketball team, sophomore Dejah Terrell was named the 2020 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Player of the Year for women’s basketball, announced by the conference on March 18.
She is the first player in program history to be named player of the year from the ECAC, and the third player to earn All-ECAC recognition. Alysha Lofton earned All-ECAC South first team honors back in 2018.
Along with the ECAC Division III Player of the Year honor, Terrell was also named to the All-ECAC First Team. The sophomore captured national attention upon being named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week on Jan. 22 and additionally earned D3hoops.com Team of the Week three times, ECAC Division III South Player of the Month twice, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth First Team honors, and eight MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week awards.
Terrell set the Albright women’s basketball single-season program record in points (608), rebounds (346), field goals made (230), and blocks (87), while averaging 12.6 rebounds, 22.4 points, and 3.1 blocks per game. She posted a career-high 41 points at Messiah on Jan. 18 to hold the single-game scoring record for the program, and is tied for the third-most blocks in a single game in program history after blocking seven shots on two occasions.
In NCAA DIII women’s basketball, the Reading, Pa. native ranks third overall with 21 double-doubles in 28 games and is tied for third in field goals made. She sits sixth in blocked shots and is also sixth in rebounds. Terrell led the MAC Commonwealth in points per game and blocks per game while ranking second in conference rebounding.