HAMILTON- Ryerson veterans Ashley MacDonald and Angela Tilk have been recognized by Ontario University Athletics (OUA), which released its women's basketball East division major award winners and all-stars on Monday morning.

MacDonald, a native of Port Colborne, Ont., earned her second straight first-team all-star nod after finishing the year second in conference scoring with 18.2 points per game. The fifth-year guard, who was named the Ryerson Female Athlete of the Year in 2010-11, was fifth in the CIS with 401 total points, and scored 10 or more points in 20 of 22 conference games this season.

MacDonald was also one of the most potent shooters from beyond the arc throughout the year, dropping 49 three-pointers which ranked her sixth in the nation. She also drained a CIS-high 118 free-throws, and garnered an 80.8% foul-shot percentage.

After becoming one of the OUA's dominant post-players this season, Tilk was recognized as a second-team all-star for the first time in her four years with the Rams. The former conference all-rookie tallied a career-best eight double-doubles this season for the women, and finished amongst the OUA's top scorers and rebounders. The Welland, Ont. product was seventh in the league with 14.5 points per game, and finished sixth with 9.4 rebounds per game.

Her 207 total rebounds ranks her sixth in the CIS, and Tilk was also second in the country with 87 offensive boards.


2011-12 OUA EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

Player of the Year: Hannah Sunley-Paisley - Ottawa
Rookie of the Year: Kellie Ring - Ottawa
Defensive Player of the Year: Bess Lennox - Ottawa
Joy Bellinger Award: Bess Lennox - Ottawa
Coach of the Year: Andy Sparks - Ottawa

2011-12 OUA EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-STARS

First-Team
Hannah Sunley-Paisley - Ottawa
Alyson Bush - Carleton
Ashley MacDonald - Ryerson
Brittany Moore - Queen's
Jill Stratton - Toronto

Second-Team
Bess Lennox - Ottawa
Ashleigh Cleary - Carleton
Jenna Gilbert - Ottawa
Angela Tilk - Ryerson
Sherri Pierce - Toronto

All-Rookie Team
Kellie Ring - Ottawa
Jenny Wright - Queen's
Samantha Ernest - York
Maddie Stephen - Ottawa
Chloe Levy - Carleton