YORK, Pa. – For the second-straight year, the Salisbury University women's basketball team earned a major postseason conference award as senior Julia McLaughlin was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year. McLaughlin also earned first-team All-CAC honors.
McLaughlin is the fourth Sea Gull to earn the Player of the Year honor, along with Anna Hackett (2015), Amy Campion (2002-03), and Lisa Neylan (2000).
McLaughlin had a career year for Salisbury, earning first-team All-CAC honors for the first time after being named to the second team last season and earning Rookie of the Year for her freshman campaign.
The Monkton, Maryland native was a dominant performer for the Sea Gulls all season long, leading the team with 15.1 points per game (second in the conference) and 8.5 rebounds, which was fifth in the CAC.
The senior also tallied 10 double-doubles on the season, including a career-high 19 rebounds to go along with 22 points in a 61-57 victory over Virginia Wesleyan College on November 14.
McLaughlin accumulated 976 points over her illustrious career with Salisbury, and scored a career-high 27 points this season in 54-48 road win over Christopher Newport University on December 2.
The Sea Gulls made an appearance in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament, won a conference championship, and made it to the CAC semifinals two times during McLaughlin's tenure donning the maroon and gold.
Salisbury concluded its season with a 13-13 overall record and a 9-9 mark in the conference, making a trip to the CAC tournament for the fourth time during McLaughlin's career.