MONDAY, MARCH 05, 2001
Kat Sungy Named First-Team All-TAAC
March 5, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) earned first-team All-Trans America Athletic Conference honors, as announced by the league office today.
During the regular season, Sungy averaged 11.0 points per game and led the TAAC with 9.5 rebounds an outing. Sungy helped lead the Dolphins to a 13-14 record as JU finished fourth in the league with a 9-9 mark in conference action.
Sungy, JU's first-ever first-team all-conference player, is joined on the first-team by April Cromartie of Campbell, Leslie McElrath of Georgia State and Kaisa Tuure and Cher Dyson of Stetson.
"It's a great honor," Sungy said, "but they could have given this award to anyone on this team because we all worked very hard this season. I think it's great that even though we're only a second-year team, that people around the league think high enough of JU to vote one of us on the first-team."
During the season, Sungy set JU records in total points (296), field goals made (123), total rebounds (257), offensive rebounds (87) and defensive rebounds (170), and is on pace to break her own JU field goal percentage mark of .529 of a year ago.
Sungy finished the regular season fourth in the TAAC in field goal percentage (.539) and ranked 11th in scoring. She also led the league in defensive rebounds (6.30 rpg) and third in offensive rebounds (3.22 rpg).
She led the team in scoring 10 times and paced the club in rebounding on 20 occasions. Sungy posted a school-record 10 double-doubles, including a 14-point, 17-rebound outing against Florida Atlantic on Jan. 20. She scored in double-figures 18 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 12 games during the season.
Sungy posted a career-high 19 points against the College of Charleston on Dec. 30, and grabbed a school-record 18 rebounds against Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 22 and vs. Troy State on Feb. 3. She connected on at least 50 percent of her shots in 18 of 27 games during the year, including a perfect 7-for-7 day against Mercer on Feb. 1.
She twice earned TAAC Co-Player-of-the-Week honors, earning the distinction on Jan. 22 when she averaged 15.0 points and 12.5 rebounds against UCF and Florida Atlantic, and again on Feb. 5 after averaging 14.0 points and 14.0 rebounds against Troy State and Mercer.
Sungy and the Dolphins return to action on Thursday, March 8, when they open TAAC Tournament play against fifth-seeded Troy State in Orlando, Fla., at the UCF Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for approximately 9:15 p.m.
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