Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
The rain of confetti may have settled, but the awards keep pouring in for the RVC women’s basketball team. The NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) has released the names of this year’s NJCAA All-American selections for Division III and the Golden Eagles have two players on the list.
Sophomore Marion Thompson has been named first team All-American, while fellow sophomore Erin Ryczek received honorable mention.
Thompson was tied for second for the Golden Eagles in points per game this season at 12.9 and led the team in rebounds at 12.6 per game. She was also recently named first team all-conference and all-region. Ryczek was RVC’s leading scorer this season at 15.4 points per game and also easily led the team in three-point field goals made with 66. She was also second team all-conference, all-region, and was named to the NJCAA all-tournament team while helping lead the Golden Eagles to its first ever national title in women’s basketball.
Thompson and Ryczek join Simone Coburn (2007-2008 & 2008-2009) and Cierra Morris (2010-2011) as the only NJCAA All-Americans for women’s basketball in RVC history. RVC has had over 130 athletes in all sports named to All-American teams by the NJCAA.