AUSTIN, Texas- Caldwell University women’s basketball junior Kristen Drogsler (Middle Village, N.Y.) added another major award to her incredible season as she was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American First Team. Drogsler was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Year last week.
Drogsler has excelled in the classroom in her three years at Caldwell. She has posted a 3.90 GPA as a Health Science major and is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and a CACC All-Academic Team honoree last season. Drogsler is the second women’s basketball player to receive CoSIDA Academic All-American honors since Caldwell went Division II in 2002-03 (Emily Caswell, Third Team, 2014-15).
On the court, Drogsler has been one of the top players in the region. She is averaging 20.4 points per game and leads the Cougars with program-record 81 three-pointers. Drogsler leads the CACC in scoring and three-pointers this season. She ranks second in the conference in three-point percentage and is tied for sixth in blocks. In the East Region, Drogsler is third in scoring and three-pointers. She also ranks among the national leaders as she is tied for eighth in the Division II in scoring. Drogsler ranks tenth in the nation in three-point percentage and 13th in three-pointers.
Drogsler is a four-time CACC Player of the Week and a two-time Met Basketball Player of the Week honoree this season. In addition, Drogsler has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week six times this season. She has posted 17 games with at least 20 points and has recorded three or more three-pointers in 15 games. Drogsler tallied season highs with 33 points and eight three-pointers vs Philadelphia on February 11.
The Cougars are having a record-setting season and rank among the best teams in the East Region. Caldwell set the program season victory record (previously 21) and enter this weekend’s CACC Championship Semifinal contest with a 24-4 record. The Cougars won the CACC North Division for the third time since 2002-03 with an 18-1 record and currently rank #4 in the East Region. The Cougars’ three in-region losses this season are to teams that are currently ranked in the DII East Region Poll (Queens College, Molloy College, and Bloomfield College).
The North Division Champs host North #3 Dominican College in the CACC Championship Semifinals on Saturday, March 4 at 5 pm at the Newman Center. Caldwell University will serve as the host site for this weekend’s CACC men’s and women’s basketball Final Four on Saturday and Sunday.