Women's Basketball

Lady Vikings Debut In Top 10; Bradt Nation's No. 2 Scorer

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Behind the stellar play of All-American guard/forward Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn), Hudson Valley Community College's women's basketball team is ranked No. 6 in the first regular-season NJCAA Division III poll, which was released today. College of DuPage, located in Illinois, is ranked first in the poll, which encompasses approximately 80 two-year, non-scholarship-offering colleges across the nation.

Hudson Valley (9-3) competes in Region III, and there are only two other NJCAA Division III Region III teams represented among the top 10: Fulton-Montgomery Community College (12-0) is No. 3; and Mohawk Valley Community College (7-1) is No. 8. The Lady Vikings host Mohawk Valley at 2 p.m. on Jan. 26, and they host Fulton-Montgomery at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19. That game will be Hudson Valley's regular-season finale.

Bradt, a 2000-01 First Team All-American, is the No. 2 scorer in the nation; she's averaging 20.8 points per game. She also is among the top 25 in field goal percentage (59.3), free throw percentage (72.3), 3-point field goal percentage (47.6) and assists (3.8 per game). Additionally, she is averaging 8.0 rebounds per game and she leads Hudson Valley with 35 steals.

Hudson Valley has been on a Christmas break since winning the Tarentelli Classic on Dec. 8. The Lady Vikings return to action at Hudson Valley's McDonough Complex against Herkimer County Community College at 7 p.m. on Friday. The game will be part of a doubleheader; Hudson Valley's hockey team hosts Erie Community College in the Conway Ice Arena at 3 p.m.

In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.