July 1, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Three members of the Navy women's basketball team, winners of each of the last three Patriot League Tournament titles, were recognized for their success in the classroom by being named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the sport.
A total of 61 women's basketball players from around the league were named to the honor roll, which required a minimum 3.20 grade-point average for the 2013 spring semester.
The trio of rising seniors from Navy who garnered the accolade were Audrey Bauer (Lake Zurich, Ill.), Alix Membreno (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Kara Pollinger (Fort Gay, W.Va.).
Bauer, who previously was named to the 2011 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and to the 2013 Patriot League All-Academic Team, attained a 3.73 GPA during the recent grading period. On the court this year, the political science major ranked second in the league with an average of 2.1 three-point field goals made a game. Her 156 career triples ranks fourth in Navy history.
Membreno tallied a 3.27 GPA this spring as an oceanography major to earn placement onto the honor roll for the first time. The Most Valuable Player of the 2013 Patriot League Tournament, Membreno garnered Second-Team All-Patriot League honors this season for the second year in a row. She ranked among the league leaders this season in, among other statistics, scoring (eighth, 11.3 ppg), rebounding (ninth, 6.7 rpg), field goal percentage (fifth, 42.6%) and assists (sixth, 3.5 apg).
Pollinger, who served as the captain of the Mids during the 2012-13 season, attained a 3.35 GPA this spring while majoring in mechanical engineering. She set a new league record by scoring 24 points in the championship game of the 2013 Patriot League Tournament to help send the Mids to their third NCAA Tournament in as many seasons. Pollinger ranked second in the league in assist-to-turnover ration (1.6), while also ranking fourth in assists (3.7 apg) and third in three-point field goals made a game (2.0 fgm). This marks her first appearance on the honor roll.