Thursday, March 7, 2013

Trio of Seawolves nab all-conference awards for women's hoops

Albany, N.Y. - Sophomore forward Sabre Proctor of the Stony Brook women's basketball team was selected to the All-America East third team, while freshman forward Brittany Snow and senior guard Dani Klupengergarnered All-Rookie and All-Academic accolades, respectively, conference officials announced Thursday evening at the league's annual postseason banquet.
In her first season at Stony Brook, Proctor leads the Seawolves and ranks seventh in the league with a scoring average of 10.9 points per game. The North Carolina A&T transfer has tallied double-digits in points a team-high 14 times, including a 25-point outburst against Iona Dec. 30, and has paced SBU in scoring 11 times, also a Seawolf-best. Her 78.3 free throw percentage is the third highest in the America East, while her 44.6 field goal percentage is good for eighth in the conference.
Snow has played in all 29 games, making 25 starts, during her freshman campaign. Snow, a pre-med student, holds a scoring average of 6.5 points per contest while averaging 3.6 rebounds per game. She posted a game-best, career-high 16 points while pulling down seven boards to lead Stony Brook past Vermont, 68-53, Jan. 19 at Pritchard.
A journalism and business major, Klupenger has excelled in the classroom and on the court during her four years in Seawolves Country. She holds a cumulative 3.65 GPA while also serving as co-president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and hosting, producing and editing Get Your RED on Minute, a weekly show that promotes SBU Athletics. The 2012-13 Stony Brook University Homecoming Queen is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, has made Dean's List six times and has been named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll twice. 
Klupenger, who hails from Aurora, Ore., has etched her name into the Stony Brook record books for her prowess behind the arc. On Feb. 9 against Hartford, she became the fifth Seawolf to nail 100 3-pointers in her career and now sits fourth all-time at SBU in career treys with 111. Her six triples in a come-from-behind win over Maine on Senior Day, Feb. 23, are the fourth-most ever for an SB women's hoopster in a single contest. 
Stony Brook (14-15, 6-10 AE) will open America East Championship play against New Hampshire Saturday at 6 p.m. at SEFCU Arena in Albany, N.Y. The Seawolves, who have orchestrated one of the top-five turnarounds in the country with a 10-win improvement from last season, are the fourth-seed, their highest since playing in the fourth-spot in 2009-10.