Lady Vikings Jump To No. 5
CONTACT: Jeff Foley
(518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, February 1, 2002
Hudson Valley Community College's women's basketball
team climbed two spots in the most recent NJCAA Division III poll, which was
released today. The Lady Vikings are now ranked No. 5 in the nation among
Division III junior colleges, the highest they've been ranked this season
(Hudson Valley was ranked No. 6 in the first 2001-02 regular-season poll).
College of DuPage, located in Illinois, is ranked first in
the poll, which encompasses approximately 80 two-year, non-scholarship-offering
colleges across the country.
Hudson Valley (16-3) competes in Region III, and
there are only two other NJCAA Division III Region III teams among the top 10:
Fulton-Montgomery Community College (21-0) is No. 3; and Mohawk Valley Community
College (18-3) is No. 7. The Lady Vikings defeated Mohawk Valley, 65-55, 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.
Hudson Valley is led by second-year guard/forward
Lindsey Brady (Bishop Maginn), a 2000-01 First Team All-American and the
Lady Vikings' all-time leading scorer. Bradt is averaging 20.8 points, 8.3
rebounds and 4.3 assists per game this season. She tops Hudson Valley with 61
steals, and she is shooting 61.5 percent from the field.
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.