Bucknell University
Bucknell Women's Basketball BIO
12 Claire DeBoer

Career: One-time Patriot League Player of the Year ... three-time All-Patriot League (First Team in 2016 and 2017, Second Team in 2015) ... one-time Academic All-Patriot League ... one-time Patriot League Tournament MVP ... Christy Mathewson Award winner ...  22nd player in program history to reach 1,000 career points ... at the time she graduated, she ranked third in program history with 1,678 career points, third with 899 career rebounds, and ninth with 290 assists ... sixth player in program history to be named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year ... two-time Patriot League Player of the Week ... eight-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week ... one-time Preseason Patriot League Player of the Year ... two-time Preseason All-Patriot League ... one-year team captain ... two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... played in 126 games, including 122 as a starter ... averaged 13.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.

2016-17 (Senior): Patriot League Player of the Year ... First Team All-Patriot League ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Tournament MVP after recording a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 79-71 overtime win over Navy in the title game ... Preseason Patriot League Player of the Year ... Christy Mathewson Award as Bucknell's top female senior athlete ... one-time Patriot League Player of the Week ... team captain ... started all 33 games ... ranked second in the Patriot League in scoring (16.0), second in field goal percentage (.484), third in minutes (34.5), fourth in free throw percentage (.818), and fifth in rebounding (7.4) ...  nine double-doubles ... double-digit points in 29 of 32 games ... eight games with double-digit rebounds ... season-high 12 rebounds in addition to 15 points in a 68-62 win over Army West Point ... season-high five assists in addition to 20 points and six rebounds in a 79-49 win at Colgate ... averaged 19.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in the Patriot League Tournament ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

2015-16 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League ... Preseason All-Patriot League ... started all 33 games ... one of the most versatile players in the conference, ranking third in scoring (15.7), fourth in field goal percentage (.492), fourth in minutes (35.1), seventh in assists (2.6), seventh in free throw percentage (.761), seventh in steals (1.7) and eighth in rebounding (6.9) ... scored 1,000th career point in a 79-60 win over Colgate ... named the Patriot League Player of the Week on Jan. 18 after averaging 19.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in wins over Lehigh and Colgate ... registered five double-doubles, including in wins over Cleveland State, Binghamton and Colgate ... scored season-high 25 points in a 60-54 overtime win over American ... posted season-high 12 rebounds four times ... scored 17 points and had a season-high six assists in a 74-64 win over Holy Cross ... scored 12 points and had a season-high six steals in a 61-56 win at Manhattan ... scored in double-digits in 30 of 33 games, including the final 13 games of the season ... tallied 16 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 73-65 win over American in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament ... scored 16 points in a 74-70 win over Akron in the WNIT First Round, the program's first ever victory in a national postseason tournament ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Voted Second Team All-Patriot League ... played in all 30 games, starting all of them except Senior Day ... ranked sixth in the Patriot League in rebounding (7.6), seventh in field goal percentage (.459), offensive rebounding (2.6) and defensive rebounding (5.0), eighth in free throw percentage (.702) and 12th in scoring (11.3) ... finished with four double-doubles, all coming in Bucknell wins  ... had 18 games with double-digit points and nine in rebounds ... had a stretch of five consecutive games with double-digit rebounds ... scored a career-high 27 points on 8-of-8 shooting and an 11-of-14 mark from the line in a win over Boston University ... tallied 16 points, including the only basket by either team in overtime, in a win at Navy ... recorded 15 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Cornell ... finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Morgan State ... had 12 points and 13 rebounds in an overtime win at Fairleigh Dickinson ... scored 21 points in a win at Mount St. Mary's and 20 in a win over Colgate ... averaged 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds in conference games.

2013-14 (Freshman):  Named Patriot League Rookie of the Year, the sixth in program history and the first since 2004...selected to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team...tied record with eight PL Rookie of the Week awards...registered four double-doubles, including 11 points and 10 rebounds at Cornell to become first Bison freshman with a double-double since 2008...scored in double digits in 13 of the 27 games she played...took over as the starter in the fourth game and started every game after, averaging 9.8 points and 6.7 rebounds on the season...scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in an 88-72 win at Colgate...scored 20 points, pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send the game into overtime in an 83-79 win at Holy Cross...followed that game with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 56-55 win vs. Army...made collegiate debut at Pitt, recording six points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals...made first start in game four at Penn State and tallied four points and two rebounds...led team with 202 rebounds, including 65 offensive boards...third on the team in both points (9.8) and field goal percentage (.439).

High School/Personal: Lettered four times in basketball and volleyball ... also earned three letters in soccer and one in track ... four-year starter in basketball and volleyball ... captained and was named MVP of both teams ... also captained her soccer team … named All-League, All-District and All-Region in all three sports ... received All-State Class A First Team honors in basketball ... school record holder in rebounding ... her high school team advanced to the state championship in basketball in 2012 and 2013... voted as the MVP of the MAC Red conference during her senior year of high school…a member of the second-place All-Ohio Black AAU team at the 2012 ESPN Wide World of Sports AAU National Championship ... received an All-State Honorable Mention accolade in soccer as a junior ... a member of the soccer team that was a state semifinalist in 2011 ... also a regional finalist in volleyball in 2012 ... Academic All-State in basketball as a junior and senior... a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... also an active member of the Varsity Club, Sigma Gamma Sorority and Student Council ... daughter of John and Didi DeBoer ... born July 23, 1995 in Detroit, Mich. … has two siblings, David and Megan ... father was an All-American wide receiver and Hall of Fame inductee at Central Michigan ... brother played football at Hope College.

Double Major: Education/Psychology

Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grosse Pointe, Mich.
High School: Grosse Pointe South
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