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Tara Berger Earns All-American Honors from Jewish Sports Review

Photo by Geoff Bolte, Clarus Studios
Photo by Geoff Bolte, Clarus Studios

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – For the second consecutive year, junior Tara Berger of the Wesleyan University women's basketball has been named an All-American by the Jewish Sports Review organization.

The 2017-18 All-America Teams are made up of Jewish student-athletes from all divisions, and Berger is joined on the team by Hannah Fox of Amherst, as the two superb athletes were teammates on the gold-medal winning Team USA at the 20th Maccabiah Games last summer at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium.

The group compiled a 4-1 record and defeated Israel, 71-61, in the championship game, as Berger starred with 11 and 10 points, respectively, in a 101-71 victory over Russia and during a 72-36 triumph against Australia.

Berger was a crucial presence on and off the court during the 2017-18 season for the Wesleyan University women's basketball team (17-8, 5-5 NESCAC), as the Cardinals improved their win total by 10 from the 2016-17 year, and defeated No. 4-seeded Middlebury, 63-62, in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament.

Berger, a forward from Purchase, N.Y., averaged 10.6 points on 48 percent shooting from the floor, and grabbed 7.6 rebounds per game, which was the second highest in the entire NESCAC. She started all 25 games and scored in double figures 15 times.