Kourtney Brown Named Academic All-MAC In Consecutive Seasons
BUFFALO, NY – Junior Kourtney Brown became one of 13 players on Wednesday afternoon to be named to the Academic All-MAC team. Brown is one of three players in the league to be selected to the team two seasons in a row and she also becomes UB's first ever two-time selection.
Brown, who has a 3.3 GPA in computer engineering, finished the season as an All-MAC First Team selection and the league's Defensive Player of the Year. Brown ended the year with single-season school records in both points and rebounds. She finished the 2009-10 season sixth in the nation in rebounding and 12th in the country in field goal percentage. Brown was also named MAC East Player of the Week four times this year, while also being named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week once.
Brown also ended the season fifth in school history in career scoring with 1,287 points and eighth in school history in rebounding with 752. She is fourth in field goals and second in field goal percentage. As for the MAC leaders, Brown led the league in rebounding (11.5), field goal percentage (.565), blocked shots (2.10) and offensive rebounds (172). Her offensive rebounding total was 62 more than any other player in the league, while she also finished third in the MAC in scoring (17.8).
Due to ties a total of 13 student-athletes were named to the team. The number of honorees on the Academic All-MAC Team are the number that is set for the specific sport or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater. The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.