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Maame Amponsah Named CAC Player of the Year

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
York, Pa. – Marymount University senior forward Maame Amponsah was named the Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Amponsah garnered First Team All-CAC accolades as well while fellow senior Amanda Billy picked up Second Team recognition.

Amponsah, who shared Player of the Year honors with Wesley’s Angie Owens, is the fifth Saints player to receive the league’s top honor in program history. She joins fellow former MU standouts Violaine Romans (1993-94), Jessica Turgon (1994-95), Cori Carson (1995-96) and Randi Jones (2005-06) in the CAC record books.

Tied for the national lead in rebounding for Division III, Amponsah averaged 15.6 rebounds per game as a senior while adding 11.8 points per game. She posted 17 double-doubles on year and grabbed at least 10 rebounds in every game but one. Amponsah was named CAC Player of the Week twice and set a program record with 22 rebounds in the league opener at Frostburg State.

Billy earned All-CAC honors for the second-straight season after collecting first team honors as a junior and again led the Saints in scoring with 12.7 points per game. She tied a school record with 42 points against Staten Island and broke her own single game record with 11 three-pointers in the win. On the season, she knocked down 65 trifectas to claim the career record for threes made at Marymount.

Amponsah and Billy are the 46th and 47th MU players to collect All-CAC honors. The Saints now boast 25 First Team and 22 Second Team honorees.

Marymount went 13-10 under first year head coach Ashlee Courter and finished second in the CAC regular season standings with an 11-5 league record. The Saints concluded their season in the semifinals of the CAC Tournament.