2008
4-for-4: Curtis earns another first team all-conference award

4-for-4: Curtis earns another first team all-conference award
March 7, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Infromation Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University senior women's basketball standout Tamika Curtis brought down the curtain on her illustrious four-year career by being named as a first team All-Northern Athletics Conference selection. It is the fourth time that Curtis has been named as first team all-conference in as many years on the court for BU. Curtis finished the season with career numbers across the board. The 6'0" center averaged 19.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, all the while shooting 59.1 percent from the field. She also averaged 2.3 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game. On the year, Curtis rolled up 14 "double-doubles" and tallied in double-figure scoring in 25 of 26 contests. She had a career-high 39 points this season versus North Central College. Curtis was named to the D3Hoops.com national "Team of the Week" three times this past season. Likewise, she was named as the NAC's "Student-Athlete of the Week" three times. In the final 2007-08 NAC regular season statistics, Curtis ranked among the Conference leaders in scoring (2nd), rebounds (1st), blocks (1st), field goal percentage (2nd) and free throw percentage (17th). Curtis finished her career as Benedictine's all-time leader in scoring, blocked shots and field goal percentage. She was also second on the all-time rebounding list.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.