WINDSOR, CT – Rutgers junior guard Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) has been unanimously selected to the 2003-2004 All-BIG EAST Conference Women’s Basketball First Team." />
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Pondexter Named to All-BIG EAST First Team
  • Posted on March 05, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • WINDSOR, CT – Rutgers junior guard Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) has been unanimously selected to the 2003-2004 All-BIG EAST Conference Women’s Basketball First Team.

    Pondexter led Rutgers with 17.5 points, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game during the regular season. A starter in all 28 games, the 5-9 guard also added 4.7 rebounds per contest. A finalist for three national player-of-the-year awards (Wooden Women’s Award, State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith), as well as the Nancy Lieberman Award (nation’s top point guard), she ranked second in scoring, fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.84), sixth in assists, 11th in free-throw percentage (.756), 12th in steals and 13th in field-goal percentage (.418) in the BIG EAST regular-season statistics. In conference games, she rated third in scoring (17.2 ppg), fourth in both assists (4.75 apg) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.95), fifth in steals (2.00 spg), and 10th in both free-throw (.726) and field-goal (.394) percentage.

    Pondexter, who was the 2003 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team as well as the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team, was a unanimous selection to this season’s Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.

    Pondexter became the third Scarlet Knight to be named a two-time first-team all-BIG EAST selection, following in the footsteps of Shawnetta Stewart (1999, 2000) and Tasha Pointer (1999, 2001).

    The Scarlet Knights (18-10, 10-6 BIG EAST), under the direction of ninth-year head coach C. Vivian Stringer, will begin play in the BIG EAST Championship Saturday, March 6, against Seton Hall at 6:00 p.m. The game will be carried live on WCTC 1450 AM, WMTR 1250 AM and WRSU 88.7 FM. A live stream of the audio also will be available on www.scarletknights.com.

    BIG EAST Conference Women’s Basketball Awards

    Player of the Year: Diana Taurasi, Connecticut
    Freshman of the Year: Meg Bulger, West Virginia
    Coach of the Year: Mike Carey, West Virginia
    Defensive Player of the Year: Rebekkah Brunson, Georgetown
    Most Improved Player: Megan Duffy, Notre Dame
    Sportsmanship Award: Sherri Brown, St. John’s
    Scholar-Athlete: Courtney Mix, Villanova

    All-BIG EAST First Team:
    Jacqueline Batteast, Notre Dame, Jr., F
    *Rebekkah Brunson, Georgetown, Sr., F
    Jessalyn Deveny, Boston College, Jr., G
    Tamara James, Miami, So., G/F
    *Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers, Jr., G
    *Diana Taurasi, Connecticut, Sr., G
    * indicates unanimous selection

    All-BIG EAST Second Team:
    Kate Bulger, West Virginia, Sr., G
    Amber Jacobs, Boston College, Sr., G
    Ieva Kublina, Virginia Tech, Sr., F/C
    Courtney Mix, Villanova, Sr., F
    Barbara Turner, Connecticut, So., F

    All-BIG EAST Third Team:
    Chanivia Broussard, Miami, Sr., F
    Julie McBride, Syracuse, Sr., G
    Yolanda Paige, West Virginia, Jr., G
    Ann Strother, Connecticut, So., G
    Liad Suez, Villanova, So., F

    Honorable Mention:
    Megan Duffy, Notre Dame, So., G
    Latoya Kincaid, Pittsburgh, Sr., F
    Yalonda McCormick, Miami, Jr., G

    All-Freshman Team:
    Monique Blake, Seton Hall, Fr., F
    *Meg Bulger, West Virginia, Fr., G
    *Angie Clark, St. John’s, Fr., F
    Lauren Kohn, Syracuse, Fr., G
    Heta Korpivaara, Seton Hall, Fr., F
    Liz Sherwood, Connecticut, Fr., C

    * indicates unanimous selection

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