Press release from TheAmerican.org
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The American Athletic Conference announced its annual women’s basketball awards to cap the 2013-14 season and kick off the American Women’s Basketball Championship in Uncasville, Conn., March 7-10.
The All-Conference First Team spans student-athletes from six schools and is highlighted by five players who were unanimous first team selections: Stefanie Dolson (UConn), Bria Hartley (UConn), Breanna Stewart (UConn), Shoni Schimmel (Louisville) and Keena Mays (SMU).
UConn senior Stefanie Dolson earned American Defensive Player of the Year honors while Louisville senior Asia Taylor was chosen as the American Most Improved Player of the Year. Dolson and Louisville redshirt senior Tia Gibbs shared American Sportsmanship Award accolades and Temple junior Rateska Brown was tabbed the American Sixth Player of the Year.
The fifth ranked Louisville women’s basketball will host the UCF at the KFC YUM! Center on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WHAS (Channels 11.2, Time Warner 432, Comcast 207). The game can also be heard live on the Cards Radio with Matt Andrews and Adrienne Johnson, carried locally on WKRD 790 AM.
The Cardinals enter the game with an overall record of 16-1 and a perfect 4-0 record in conference play. Schimmel scored 25 points, five in them in the final seven minutes to help Louisville hold off USF 62-54 to remain unbeaten in American Athletic Conference play. Schimmel’s three-point play finished an 11-1 run that enabled the Cardinals to take control for good after USF trimmed what had been a 17-point second-half deficit to 49-47 with 7:06 remaining, but that was as close as the Bulls would get before Sara Hammond and Schimmel took over down the stretch. Hammond began the spurt with a 3-point play and finished with 14 points.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 8th through Sunday November 10th around CardNation:
Friday November 8th
Women’s Volleyball: Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 17 kills to help the University of Louisville remain unbeaten at 12-0 in the American Athletic Conference as they held off a determined University of Houston in five sets, 25-17, 25-18, 13-25, 23-25, 15-6. Brooke Mattingly added 10 kills and Janelle Jenkins pitching in 11 kills. Maya McClendon and Katie George each had double-doubles for Louisville with 10 kills and 20 digs and 34 assists and 18 digs, respectively. Caitlin Welch led the Cards with 25 digs, including her 2,000th career dig, becoming the first player in school history to accomplish that feat.
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*Rick Pitino took some friends fishing in the Bahamas. With the lucky streak he is on, this happened. That is an 80 pound marlin! So just like everyone else in Major League Baseball, Pitino decided it would be fun to dominate the Marlins.