BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forwards Jen Chalk (Horseheads, N.Y.), Alexis Ezell (Acworth, Ga.) and junior guard Alisha Fox (National Park, N.J.) have been selected to the 2016-17 GNAC Women's Basketball All-Conference teams, it was announced earlier today by the conference office. All three players make their first appearance on the All-Conference team with Chalk earning Second Team honors while Ezell and Fox garner Third Team accolades.
Chalk enjoyed the most productive season of her four-year career with the Saints scoring 369 points while shooting a career-high 48.2 percent from the floor. She led the Saints averaging 13.2 points per game while ranking 13th overall in the conference in scoring and also led Emmanuel in rebounding averaging 5.7 boards per game. The New York native scored in double-figures in 20 games including her final nine games while also posting a career-high 32 point outing in a win over Rivier University on Jan. 16.
Over her career, Chalk amassed 872 points with all but 46 of them coming after her first season. She ended up with 432 rebounds to go along with 112 steals, 91 assists and 25 blocks over 111 games played for the Saints.
Ezell earns Third Team honors after a terrific senior season that saw her average 9.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. She posted 12 games with double-digit point totals including a career-high 23 point outing in a win over Albertus Magnus on Jan. 26. Ezell recorded double-doubles in wins over University of Saint Joseph (CT) and Johnson & Wales University and ended the year with 22 blocks to rank second on the squad. She went out with an 18 point outing in the GNAC Championship game going a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line in her final collegiate contest.
During her four years, Ezell scored 679 points and grabbed 430 rebounds. She registered 74 steals, 48 assists and 37 blocks during her 91 games played and also finished her career with a perfect percentage from behind the arc, connecting on her only attempt from downtown earlier this season.
Fox registers Third Team honors after a standout junior campaign that saw her in the role of the sixth-player, always coming in first off the EC bench. She ranked second on the team in scoring behind Chalk averaging 9.7 points per game and led the team while ranking seventh in the GNAC with 54 total steals. Fox was a big key to the Saints defensive success as one of the main cogs in the Emmanuel full-court pressure system. She posted 12 games with double-figures including a career-high 27 point outing in a non-conference win over Pine Manor on Dec. 8.
Over two years with the Saints, Fox has established herself as a dependable member of the backcourt unit by appearing in all 28 games each of the last two seasons. She's recorded 441 points over the 56 games at Emmanuel to go along with 85 assists, 83 rebounds and 82 steals.
Emmanuel ended the 2016-17 campaign with an overall record of 20-8, marking the 22nd time in program history the team posted a 20+ win season. The Saints advanced to the GNAC Championship game for the third straight season, falling to Saint Joseph's College in overtime, 81-70, on Saturday, Feb. 25. EC loses Chalk, Ezell and fellow senior Olivia Marks (Canterbury, Conn.) to graduation but welcomes back 13 returners for next season in search of the program's 16th GNAC title.
Click here to view the entire 2016-17 GNAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Team