Three Altoona student-athletes named to All-AMCC Women’s Basketball Team

Avana Sayles voted to the second team of the All-AMCC squad; Jaidyn McCracken and Jordan Bisignani both third-team selections
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Penn State Altoona women’s basketball student athletes Jess Burns, of South Fayette, and Camryn Figard, of Hollidaysburg, were recognized for their success in the classroom on Tuesday, March 26, when both student athletes were named to the College Sports Communicators’ Division III Academic All-District team.

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NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — Three members of Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team were voted to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) team, which was announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, by the league office.

Forward Avana Sayles, of Venetia, was voted to the second team of the All-AMCC squad, while guard/forward Jaidyn McCracken, of Bellwood, and guard Jordan Bisignani, of Pittsburgh, were both third-team selections.

Sayles started all 27 games for Penn State Altoona this past season. Among all players in the conference, she ranks first in field goals made (207); third in points per 40 minutes (23.6), defensive rebounds (160) and total rebounds (229); fourth in points (476), blocks (42) and blocks per game (1.2); fifth in points per game (17.6); sixth in rebounds per game (8.5); seventh in offensive rebounds (69); ninth in steals (49) and steals per game (1.8); 11th in field goal percentage (43.0); 12th in free throws made (61); 14th in free throw percentage (71.8); and 25th in assists (42).

McCracken played in and started 26 of her team’s 27 games this season. In the AMCC, she is second in 3-pointers made (64), fourth in 3-point percentage (34.6), seventh in defensive rebounds (133), eighth in assists (82) and assists per game (3.2), ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5) and points (370), 10th in field goals made (137), 11th in total rebounds (169), 12th in points per game (14.2) and steals (42), 14th in rebounds per game (6.5) and field goal percentage (41.8), 16th in steals per game (1.6) and points per 40 minutes (17.6), and 26th in offensive rebounds (36).

Bisignani started all 27 games for the Lions this year. In the AMCC, she ranks fourth in assists (95), sixth in assists per game (3.5), seventh in 3-point percentage (33.1), 11th in 3-pointers made (44), 18th in defensive rebounds (97), 21st in points (278) and free throws made (50), 22nd in field goals made (92), 23rd in points per game (10.3), 25th in total rebounds (132), 27th in offensive rebounds (35), 28th in field goal percentage (32.3), 33rd in rebounds per game (4.9), and 34th in points per 40 minutes (12.6).

This is Sayles’ second career selection to an All-AMCC team, after she was also a second-team pick last season. For McCracken and Bisignani, this is their first appearance on the All-AMCC list.

Penn State Altoona women’s basketball went 15-12 overall this season, including an 11-7 mark within the AMCC that placed the team third in the conference’s regular season standings. The Lions earned a berth to the AMCC Tournament and reached the semifinal round.