ATHENS, Ohio – Four members of the Ohio women's basketball team were named Academic All Mid-American Conference, the league announced today. Redshirt senior Taylor Agler, redshirt sophomore Katie Barker and juniors Dominique Doseck and Kendall Jessing all earned the honor.
This is the second time Agler (Westerville. Ohio) has been named Academic All-MAC. Agler sports a 3.956 GPA and will graduate in May with her masters in Individual Interdisciplinary Program with a concentration in Sports Management and Communications. Agler played in all 31 games for the Bobcats, starting 27 of them. She averaged 8.2 points per game and shot .374 from the field, .277 from three-point range and .632 from the free throw line. Agler averaged 4.1 rebounds a game, 1.7 season and 5.0 assists per game and dished out 154 assists in the season, which is sixth all-time in program history in single-season assists.
This season, Agler dished out a career and season-high 12 assists against NIU on Jan. 24 and recorded her first career double-double on March 13, scoring 16 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds. She also tied her career-high 18 points on March 7 against Miami. This season, Agler was named MAC East Player of the and was named to the Preseason All-MAC Team.
Barker (Cary, Ill.), a nursing major, registers a 3.329 GPA. This is the second time that Barker has been named Academic All-MAC. Barker played and started in all 31 games for Ohio this season. Averaged 6.5 points and shot .335 from the field and .316 from three-point range and was second in the team with 60 made three-pointers. During conference play, Barker averaged 6.7 points per game and shot .350 from the field and .330 from three-point range. She also averaged 2.8 rebounds during the season and 3.1 during conference play. Barker also registered a career-high 24-points and hit a career-high eight three-pointers on Jan. 24 against NIU.
Doseck (Athens, Ohio), a Sports Management major, holds a 3.844 GPA. This is the second time Doseck has been named Academic All-MAC. Doseck started and played in all 31 games for the Bobcats this season. She averaged 29 minutes a game while averaging 9.6 points per game while shooting .361 from the field, .321 from three-point range and .759 from the free throw line, and Doseck led the team with 62 threes made. In conference play, she averaged 9.4 points and shot .395 from the field, .358 from three-point range and .760 from the free throw line. She averaged 2.9 rebounds a game in MAC play and also had 64 steals and 53 assists during the regular season.
Doseck scored a career-high 27 points against Toledo on Dec. 31, going 9-of-12 from the field and 5-of-7 from three-point range. Doseck was named MAC East Player of the Week for her performance in that game. She also scored 24 points against CMU on Feb. 7, where she also had a career-high seven assists.
Jessing (Sylvania, Ohio) sports a 3.891 GPA and is majoring in Graphic Design. This is the first time that Jessing had been named Academic All-MAC. Jessing played in 31 games for Ohio and started 25 of them. She averaged 2.6 points per game while grabbing 3.5 rebounds a game. Shot .337 from the field and .629 from the free throw line. She scored a career-high 12 points against Akron on March 5, going 5-of-7 from the field and she grabbed a career-high seven rebounds twice during the season.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.