Thursday, March 8, 2012

Erica Burgess Earns Double All-OVC Honors

from Murray State Athletics site

Murray State women's basketball red-shirt sophomore Erica Burgess (Central) has been named to both the All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team and All-Newcomer Team for the 2011-12 season as voted on by the league's head coach and sports information directors.

“We are excited for Erica,” said head coach Rob Cross. “She is very deserving of being an all-conference award winner as she led the team in scoring, assists, rebounding and was second on the team in steals. Her quickness and athletic ability really make her a difficult match-up on the court.”

The Memphis, Tenn. native averaged 17 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in OVC action and added a .405 shooting mark, 64 assists and five blocks in her first year with the Racers. Burgess was named OVC Newcomer of the Week six times during the 2011-12 season and heads into the 2012 OVC Championship averaging 16.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.2 blocks per game.

Her 16.8 points per game have her ranked No. 73 in the nation and fourth in the OVC in the scoring column. Burgess also ranked fourth in assists (4.0), seventh in steals (1.9), eighth in field goal percentage (.398) and 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.0).

Burgess and junior Mariah Robinson were also recognized by College Sports Madness with All-OVC honors.

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