|Posted February 27, 2008|
Black recognized as RMAC Defensive Player of the Year
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has announced that CSU-Pueblo senior Lindsay Black has been recognized as the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Black, who was also recognized as an all-RMAC first team selection, as well, led the conference in blocked shots by a huge margin, averaging 2.11 blocks per game, nearly double that of the second-ranked player in the conference, UCCS' Tonya Tripp, who blocked 1.34 shots per game.
Black was also one of the top thieves in the conference, finishing second with 2.04 steals per game, just .04 behind steals leader, Regis' Breanne Burley. As a rebounder, Black led the ThunderWolves with 6.1 boards per game, finishing 17th in the conference in that category.
Overall, Black was the only player in the conference to be in the top 20 individually in all three major defensive categories (steals, blocks, rebounds).
Offensively, Black led the ThunderWolves with 13.1 points per game, as well.
Black's recognition marks the second consecutive year that a ThunderWolf has been recognized as a defensive player of the year. Last season, Jonnie Draper was selected as the RMAC West Division Defensive Player of the Year.
Also recognized by the RMAC were junior forward Mary Rehfeld and sophomore center Sarah Staggs, who were each named to the RMAC all-West Division team as honorable mention selections.
To view the RMAC release, which includes all-RMAC teams and Player of the Year recipients, click here.