Catholic Central Grad Named Player of the Week
CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, December 5, 2000
Hudson Valley Community College basketball
player Kara Sheehan was named National Junior College Athletic Association
(NJCAA) Region III Female Athlete of the Week in the weekly Region III
report released today. Sheehan, a Waterford native who attended Catholic
Central High School, was honored for averaging 21 points and eight rebounds
per games in three Hudson Valley wins. The second-year guard/forward also
is fifth in field goal percentage (56.6) among NJCAA Division III Region
The Region III report includes statistics from
more than 30 two-year colleges from across the Northeast.
The Lady Vikings (11-0) are ranked second in
the NJCAA Region III Division III coach's poll. They are fourth in team
offense, scoring 70.5 points per game. Freshman guard/forward Lindsey
Bradt (Bishop Maginn) is fourth in scoring, tallying 19.0 points per
contest. She is first in free throw percentage (88.5).
Hudson Valley's men's basketball team (8-1)
is ranked first in the coach's poll. The Vikings, also ranked sixth in
the nation among Division III squads, are second among Region III squads
in team defense, giving up just 63.4 points per game.
The Hudson Valley hockey team (8-3) also is ranked
first on the report. The Vikings are second in team scoring, averaging
7.0 goals per game, and team defense, allowing just 2.25 scores per contest.
Goalie Jason Vasco's (CBA) goals against average (1.88) ranks second
on the report.
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy,
offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions;
Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and
Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University
of New York system, Hudson Valley Community College has an enrollment of
more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance
learning initiatives and worker retraining.