WILMINGTON, MA — Just a couple of years ago, Michelle Woods was an outstanding basketball player for the Wilmington Wildcats, earning the Town Crier’s “Female Athlete of the Year” distinction in 2014.
Today, Michelle Woods is an outstanding basketball player for another Wildcat team — the Wheelock College Wildcats.
Woods, a sophomore forward, has clearly carried over her high school success to the next level.
Woods followed up last year’s “Rookie of the Year” campaign by earning First-Team, All-Conference honors this season, announced by the NCAA Division III’s New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) yesterday.
According to a press release provided by the NECC, Woods averaged 18.2 points per game last season, finishing 3rd in the conference. She also snagged 212 rebounds and dished out 42 assists. Woods has already racked up a staggering 973 points in two years. Reaching 1,000 points in four years is considered outstanding — she’s on pace to nearly double that!
Also announced yesterday, Woods’s team was awarded the conference’s “Team Sportsmanship Award,” and Woods’s teammate, guard Katie Alsip, earned Third-Team (“Honorable Mention”), All-Conference.
For when her playing career comes to an end, Woods is studying to become a special education elementary teacher.