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Schwab earns NJCAA All-American Honors

Schwab earns NJCAA All-American HonorsSchwab led the Knights with 15.6 points per game and finished No. 1 in the nation in field-goal percentage.

Community College of Rhode Island sophomore center Maggie Schwab (North Kingstown, RI) earned 2022-23 NJCAA Division III Second Team All-American honors, becoming just the 14th All-American in program history.

Schwab led the Knights with 15.6 points per game and 10.0 rebounds and finished No. 1 in the nation in field-goal percentage (59.4) while recording 16 double-doubles during the regular season. CCRI finished 22-8, won its second consecutive Region XXI championship, and earned a trip to the NJCAA D-III National Championships for the second year in a row.

Schwab is the first CCRI women’s basketball player to earn All-American honors since Kat Raposo, who was a Division II Third Team selection in 2018-19 and recently finished her first year as an assistant coach under Region XXI Coach of the Year Doug Haynes. Schwabis also one of only four Knights to earn Second Team honors, joining a list that includes Jerilyn Johnson (1990-91), Claudia Defaria (1991-92), and Jahira Smith (2011-12, 2012-13).

“I am truly honored to be an All-American. I couldn't have accomplished this without my teammates and my coaches,” Schwab said. “I am very proud of what the team accomplished this year, from being ranked consistently throughout the season and making it to Nationals again. I am very grateful that I was a part of this team and I will definitely miss it.”

“Maggie was our most consistent player all season,” Haynes said. “She improved her numbers from last season and she was a big part of our success this season. This is a well-deserved honor for Maggie.”

Among her top performances this season, Schwab scored a season-high 26 points in a January 19 win at Westchester and pulled down a season-best 16 rebounds in a December 4 home win over Herkimer. In the Region XXI championship game against Massasoit on March 5, Schwab shot 8-of-11 from the field and finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

A reverse transfer from the University of New England, where she played one semester, Schwab didn’t intend on resuming her basketball career upon enrolling at CCRI, but after two seasons cemented her status as one of the school’s all-time greats.

With 457 points this season, Schwab finished her CCRI career with 730, passing Brenda Randall (1988-90) and moving into 11th place on the school’s all-time career scoring list. Schwab is also fourth on the school’s all-time career rebounding list with 531, just three rebounds behind Rajvi Davis (2009-11). She also passed Davis on the single-season rebounding list with 294 boards this season, which ranks her fourth all time. 

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