Two Skidmore basketball players have been named All-Americans after record-breaking years.
Junior guard Kelly Donnelly joined 40 student-athletes across the nation on the 2017 Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division III All-Americans list. After just three seasons, she is perhaps the most decorated student-athlete in Skidmore women's basketball history. In January against Clarkson University, she notched her 1,000th career point. She became the third women's basketball player to earn two Liberty League Player of the Year nods, in 2017 and 2016. She is a two-time member of the d3hoops.com All-East Region Team, and in 2015 she was the Liberty League's Co-Rookie of the Year. She has excelled in the classroom as well: a two-time member of the league's All-Academic Team, she is on Skidmore's honor roll.
Next up for Donnelly? "I want to win a championship," she says. "We're going to do
whatever it takes to get there."
On the men's team, senior guard Aldin Medunjanin is one of 24 Division III student-athletes chosen for the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Division III All-America team. He is the first All-American in Skidmore men's basketball history. The reigning Liberty League Player of the Year, Medunjanin wraps up his career as Skidmore's all-time leader in assists (552) and the second all-time in career points (1,684). He is the league's first two-time men's Player of the Year (having won it in 2015 as well) and was twice named to the d3hoops.com All-East Region Team.
Medunjanin plans to play professionally after he graduates in May. With the help of Coach Joe Burke, he's reaching out to basketball agents in Europe. "I just want to keep playing as long as I can," he says.