INDIANAPOLIS - Sophomores Sarah Hamm and Jenna Cobb were recognized as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards. Hamm, a 6-2 center from Winchester, Ind., was named second team All-Horizon League. Cobb, a 5-8 point guard from New Holland, Ohio, was selected for the league's all-defensive team. The voting was conducted by the league's coaches, SIDs and select media members.
Hamm led Butler this season with 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. She was among the league's top 15 in rebounding, field goal percentage, blocks and offensive rebounds. Her 1.8 blocks ranked second in the Horizon League.
After suffering an ACL tear last January as a freshman, she became a force 12 months after the injury. The 6-2 Hamm averaged 15.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over a 10-game stretch during league play this season. Hamm posted five games with at least 18 points this season and also had two double-doubles. She scored a career-high 30 points in a 76-63 win over Milwaukee on Jan. 28.
"I am really proud of our players for earning postseason awards," head coach Beth Couture said. "Sarah has worked extremely hard since her knee injury last year to play at an all-league level. She has helped our program win games and get better throughout the season."
Cobb, who has started 27 games and played both guard spots this season, finished the regular season ranked third in the league with 2.7 steals per game. Her total of 78 steals is second in the conference. Against Horizon League opponents, Cobb averages 2.9 thefts per game, also third in the league.
The sophomore point guard, who averages 6.9 points per game, tied a league record when she made 12 steals vs. Loyola on Feb. 16. It was also a school single-game record and the most
"It has been really fun to watch Jenna become one of the top defenders in our league," Couture said. "Her defensive efforts have really elevated our play on the defensive end of the floor. Her dedication to guarding and pressuring the ball has helped us become one of the better defensive teams in the Horizon League."
Butler (13-16, 9-9) will be the No. 5 seed in this week's Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship. The Bulldogs play at No. 4 seed UIC Wednesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET.