PGC GRAD JACQUI KALIN NAMED MVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball junior, Jacqui Kalin, has been named the 2011 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year – becoming the first-ever Panther in league history to earn this award. Kalin is the league leader in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6) and free throw percentage (.921), ranks third in scoring (15.1), seventh in three-point field goals made (1.8) and eighth in assists (3.1).

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PGC BASKETBALL GRAD HARTLEY CLAIMS BIG EAST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR HONORS

The No. 1 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team was well represented when the 2011 Major Awards were announced by the BIG EAST at a press conference. Bria Hartley (PGC grad 2010) earned Freshman of the Year honors. Hartley becomes the 11th Husky to be named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year.

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PGC Basketball Grads on 2010-2011 Naismith Trophy Midseason List

The Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors announced the 2010-11 Naismith Award midseason list. The top 30 women’s basketball players are on the list. Player selection is based on performances from the 2010-11 basketball season. The prestigious Naismith Trophy will be awarded on April 4, 2011 during the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis.

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PGC Grad Bryson Johnson of Bucknell wins Patriot League Hoops Award

PGC Grad Bryson Johnson of Bucknell wins Patriot League Hoops Award

After wrapping up the Patriot League regular-season title with road wins at Lafayette and Colgate last week, Bucknell swept the league’s weekly awards on Monday. Sophomore guard Bryson Johnson (PGC grad 2005, 2008) earned his first Anaconda Patriot League Player of the Week Award.

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Connecticut Sun Sign PGC Grad, Danielle McCray

The WNBA Connecticut Sun announced today that guard Danielle McCray (Kansas) has been signed to a three-year contract with a team option for a fourth season. As per team policy, no terms were released. McCray is a 2008 graduate of PGC having attended Think The Game.

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Ya Gotta Have Hartley

Bria Hartley promises that she’ll start smiling more once her braces come off on Dec. 22. But that doesn’t mean the University of Conncticut women’s basketball team’s freshman guard isn’t pleased with the way the top-ranked Huskies have started.

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Auriemma Believes Point Guard College Grad, Hartley, Will Be a Star

The idea of attending Point Guard College was simply mentioned to Bria Hartley by members of the UConn women’s basketball coaching staff. They told Hartley about the program and that former UConn guard Mel Thomas and current senior Lorin Dixon had benefited from attending. From there, the coaches left it up to Hartley to make her own decision.

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Dear Coach DeVenzio: Other Competitive Basketball Camps for Young Players?

Q & A: I have an extremely talented 12 year old (6th grader) who plays in AAU and “cruises” through the league. I think he would be a great candidate to attend your basketball camp in a couple of years or as soon as you’ll take him. Do you know of another highly competitive guard or point guard basketball camp that I could send him to in the mean time?

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