CLEVELAND – American University women's basketball player Jen Dumiak has been selected as the 2015 Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association (ADA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She heads a group of 10 women's basketball players chosen to the 2015 Scholar-Athlete Team.
Dumiak, who was also a member of the 2014 Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team, recently concluded a stellar career with the Eagles. On the court, she led American to a 24-9 overall record and its first NCAA Tournament appearance. The 2014-15 Patriot League Player of the Year, Dumiak earned first-team All-PL honors and was selected as the PL Tournament MVP after helping AU claim its first league title.
A native of Carlsbad, Calif., Dumiak excelled this season, averaging 17.1 points, 6.2 assists and 5.5 rebounds per contest. She shot 52.1 percent from the field in her senior campaign and set program records for single-season assists (206) and free throw percentage (.922).
Dumiak closed her career ranked second in program history with 478 assists, while ranking fourth in career points (1,399). She also set the new AU standard for career free throw percentage with a mark of .852.
Off the court, Dumiak has also been a standout in the classroom. After earning her bachelor's degree in three years, Dumiak is currently pursuing her master's degree in mathematics, carrying a 4.0 GPA. Selected as the Patriot League Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Dumiak was also voted a first-team Capital One Academic All-American, becoming the third player in program history to earn the honor.
Basketball players from all Division I-AAA ADA member institutions are eligible for selection to the Scholar-Athlete Team. Each of the nominees is required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletics credentials. To be eligible for nomination to the Scholar-Athlete Team, he/she must have reached junior academic standing at their institution.