Basketball: Curry, Davis top all-GNAC honors
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's 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.