Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dougher, Klupenger named America East Fans' Choice Players of the Year

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook men's basketball senior guard Bryan Dougher has been named the 2012 America East Men's Basketball Fans' Choice Player of the Year, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Junior guard Dani Klupenger of the Seawolves women's basketball team completed the sweep for SBU as she earned the 2012 America East Fans' Choice Player of the Year on the women's side.Dougher received 41 percent of nearly 700 votes, while Klupenger got 27 percent of the women's tallies. Eighteen nominees (two from each school) were named to each ballot on Feb. 21. Voting, which ran through America East's Facebook page for the first time, went through Feb. 28.
A two-time all-conference selection, Dougher led the Seawolves to their second America East regular season title in three years as he led the conference with 79 threes while ranking 10th in scoring at 13.4 points per game.
Klupenger led the Seawolves with 41 threes and scored a career-high 18 points in the Seawolves victory at Vermont in the America East opener.
The women's basketball team takes on Maine in the first round of the America East Championship Thursday night at 6 p.m., and the men's basketball team plays in the quarterfinals against either UMBC or Binghamton Saturday at noon.