PSUAC (14-0) Overall (23-8)
PSUAC Champion: 2010, 2009, 2008
USCAA Tournament Qualifier: 2011 (2nd), 2010, 2009 (4th), 2008
Green, Sandusky, and Parks receive post-season honors
Thursday, March 31, 2011
University Park, PA - The Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) announced post-season honors for the women's 2010-2011 basketball season.
Three Penn State Beaver Lady Lions were recognized.
Senior Jasmine Green (Orange High School/Jersey City, NJ) earned First Team All-Conference honors, including being named the PSUAC Player of the Year for the third time in her college career. Green averaged 16.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, and 4.5 spg while shooting 49.6% from the field this season.
Green was also the 2010 PSUAC Player of the Year and named Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year during her freshman year in 2008. She leaves Penn State Beaver as its all-time leader in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. Green ended with 1,824 points, 705 rebounds, 455 assists, and 516 steals. She was a three-time USCAA First Team All-American (2011, 2010, 2008) and earned USCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 2009.
In addition, senior Heather Sandusky (New Brighton High School/New Brighton, PA) was also named to the PSUAC All-Conference First Team for the fourth time in her career. Sandusky was named the PSUAC Player of the Year in 2009. She averaged 12.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, shot 36.3% from 3-point range, 71.7% from the free throw line, and 44.4% from the field this season.
For her career, Sandusky finished with 1,564 points, 689 rebounds, 271 assists, and 177 steals. Sandusky was also named a USCAA First Team All-American in 2011 and 2010 and was a USCAA Honorable Mention All-American in her 2009 and 2008 seasons.
Junior Shelby Parks (Center High School/Aliquippa, PA) was named a PSUAC All-Conference Honorable Mention for the first time in her career. Parks averaged 7.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, and 1.4 apg while shooting 41.9% FG on the season.
Tomaselli named captain of women's basketball team
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monaca, PA - Bert DeSalvo, head coach of the Penn State Beaver women's basketball team, announced that sophomore Brittany Tomaselli (East Liverpool High School/East Liverpool, OH) has been named team captain for the 2011-2012 season.
Tomaselli follows senior captains Jasmine Green (East Orange High School/Jersey City, NJ) and Noelle Miloszewski (Blackhawk High School/Beaver Falls, PA) as the program's fourth captain. Alonna Verrico (Rochester High School/Rochester, PA) was the team's first captain.
DeSalvo rebuilt the program when women's basketball returned to campus in January 2007 after an absence of more than twenty years.
"Brittany (Tomaselli) will do a fantastic job for the program. I am very excited for her to become our leader both on the floor and in the locker room," said DeSalvo. "Her role was vastly elevated last season, and she proved invaluable to the team throughout our season. Most importantly, all of the girls respect her and can rely on her. That type of trust is essential for any great leader."
"I am excited to help lead the program in the upcoming seasons," Tomaselli said. "I thank Coach DeSalvo and the coaching staff on trusting me with this honor. This is a responsibility that I am looking forward to. I hope that I can help the incoming freshman get adjusted to our system seamlessly. The seniors have left a lasting legacy for the program and it will be on the returners and newcomers to not only uphold that tradition but to create a history and memories of our own. I am looking forward to help making that a reality."
The Lady Lions went 23-8 this season on their way to an undefeated PSUAC regular season, and a PSUAC Conference and USCAA National Tournament Runner-Up finishes.
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