05/22/2022 5:44 PM EST
Former Guilford girls’ basketball player Jaclyn Daigneault was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on April 27. championship as a senior in 2011 and also named NCAA Division III National Player of the Year that year.
Daigneault scored 1,326 points during her career with the Guilford women’s basketball team before graduating in 2007. She earned All-Southern Connecticut Conference honors, Connecticut High School Coaches All-State Association and New Haven Register All-Area as a senior captain in his final season on the program.
Daigneault, a small forward, went on to score 1,299 points to go along with 654 career rebounds at Amherst College, a Division III school in Amherst, Massachusetts. In his senior year, Daigneault averaged 14.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while helping the Mammoths go 32-1 and win the Division III national title. Amherst won the title with a 64-55 win over five-time defending champion Washington University of St. Louis, marking the first national championship in program history.
Daigneault won the Division III National Player of the Year award during her senior season. She was fourth on the program’s all-time list in points and fifth in rebounds.
Daigneault received his undergraduate degree in psychology and recently graduated from UMass Medical School. She is currently a second-year pediatric resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held at Cascade in Hamden. Daigneault attended the ceremony with his father Jack and his mother Lori.
Information courtesy of Lori Daigneault