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Thursday, March 12, 2009

JETER, PLIKUS HONORED BY AMERICA EAST AT BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME ON THURSDAY...WOMEN AT HARTFORD, FRIDAY - 5:45 P.M. (WUSB)


Jeter earns third team all-conference and Plikus named all-academic

Springfield, Mass. - Sophomores Kirsten Jeter (Elmont, N.Y.) and Jodie Plikus (Waterford, Conn.) earned All-America East honors for the Stony Brook women's basketball team when they were named third team and all-academic, respectively, at the conference's annual awards banquet held at the National Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday morning. Jeter picked up her second consecutive award after being named all-rookie last year while Plikus earned her first honor.
"We're very happy for Jodie and Kirsten," head coach Michele Cherry said. "Being honored by the America East coaches is a testament to their hard work. It's great for our program to have them recognized."
Jeter had yet another solid season for the Seawolves, averaging 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, both team-highs. During conference play, Jeter ranked in the top-10 in scoring, rebounding and steals. Starting every game this season and 53 of the last 54, she also led the team in field goal percentage and free throw percentage.
Plikus was Stony Brook's sparkplug off the bench, averaging 7.7 points per game after missing most of the non-conference season due to injury. In the classroom, she has a 3.72 GPA with a health science major.
The No. 7 Seawolves open the 2009 America East Championships against No. 2 Hartford on Friday at 6 pm.