With piles and piles of high school playoff games to tackle tonight - and for the next three weeks, really - I am strapped for space in the print editions. That being said, there are releases and other information we cannot ignore, so I'm going to put as much of that on this blog as I can.
Here's a release from Norwich, highlighting four Cadet basketball players who were recently honored by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. One is former Williamstown three-sport star Kristin Brown, who played out her sophomore season this winter for coach Mark Zacker. Congratulations, Kristin!
Basketball: Four recognized by GNAC
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University was represented on the 2011-12 Great Northeast Athletic Conference all-league men’s and women’s basketball squads, released today.
Freshman guard Aliah Curry (Windsor, Mass.) was a second team’s women’s selection, while senior forward Antonio Davis (Albany, N.Y.) was a third team pick for the men.
Curry closed a sparkling first year with 456 points, the second-best single-season scoring mark for a freshman player in Cadets’ history. She ranked among the top five in the GNAC in scoring (18.9 points per game – 2nd), three-point field goals made per game (3.1 – 2nd), free throw percentage (78.6 – 5th) and three-point field goal percentage (34.6 – 5th) and is among the top 40 in NCAA Division III in three-point field goals (fifth) and points (36th) per game. Curry’ award marks the 12th straight year the Maroon and Gold have had at least all-GNAC honor.
Davis, who joined Norwich’s 1000-point club this season, earned his second all-GNAC award after being a second team selection a year ago. He ranked among the top 10 of the league in blocked shots (1.3 – 7th) and offensive (2.5 pg – 8th) and defensive (6.3 pg – 4th) rebounds per game. He’s the Maroon and Gold’s first two-time honoree since Jerrold Williams did so in 2007-08 and is the seventh NU men’s basketball player to earn multiple all-GNAC honors. Davis’ award marks the ninth straight year Norwich has had at least one all-conference honoree.
Coach Paul Booth’s program also had senior guard Leland Brunswick (San Francisco, Calif.) named to the Sportsmanship squad. Coach Mark Zacher’s program had sophomore guard Kristin Brown (Williamstown, Vt.) selected for the Sportsmanship team.
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