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Women's Basketball Breaks Into Atlantic Region Rankings
02/02/2005

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Frostburg State University women’s basketball team is sixth in the latest NCAA Division III Atlantic Region rankings.

This is the first time the Bobcats have been regionally ranked since 1999, when they were as high as third.

The Bobcats are currently 15-4 overall and 12-2 against in-region foes. FSU sits atop the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference standings with a perfect 12-0 mark and holds a two-game lead on second-place Pitt-Greensburg (10-2).

FSU has won eight in a row, its longest streak since a 10-game run during the 1998-99 season, and its overall record is the best since 1996-97 when it opened 17-2 en route to a 23-3 finish and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The College of New Jersey (15-3 overall, 12-2 in-region) is ranked first in the region, followed by Mount St. Mary-New York (17-1, 15-1), Mary Washington (14-4, 11-2), Bernard Baruch (15-3, 11-2) and Staten Island (17-2, 14-2).

Frostburg State is also ranked in several categories in the lastest NCAA Division III national statistics through games played January 30.

The Bobcats are 10th in the nation in free-throw percentage (73.7), 38th in both scoring margin (+14.4) and field-goal percentage defense (33.6), 42nd in scoring offense (71.0) and 50th in win-loss percentage (77.8).

In the individual rankings, junior forward Kelly True (Wardfordsburg, Pa./Southern Fulton) is third in the nation in free-throw percentage (89.6), senior Tracey Little (LaVale, Md./Allegany) is 31st in rebounds per game (10.6) and junior Stephanie Watts (Baltimore, Md./North County (CCBC-Catonsville)) is tied for 32nd in steals per game (3.4).

The Bobcats return to action this weekend with a pair of AMCC road games. FSU visits La Roche Friday at 6 pm before traveling to Lake Erie Saturday at 2 pm.

The Bobcats swept those teams at home earlier this season, whipping Lake Erie 87-24 January 7 and beating La Roche 75-49 January 8.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu