2008
Curtis receives national weekly honor

Curtis receives national weekly honor
January 11, 2008

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

Benedictine University senior center Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) has been named to the D3Hoops.com national “Team of the Week” for the period of December 31-January 6. The 6’0” Curtis was also named as the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) "Student-Athlete of the Week" in women's basketball for that same period. It is Curtis’ second such national accolades this season from D3Hoops.com. Curtis was previously recognized for the period ending December 2, 2007 as well. In Wednesday's (January 2) loss at Elmhurst College in a non-conference tilt, Curtis became Benedictine's women's basketball career scoring leader as she finished the game with 22 points to lead all scorers. In Saturday's NAC win over Concordia Chicago, Curtis had 24 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks -- all game-high totals. For the week, Curtis averaged 23.0 points, 16.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 4.0 blocks per game. She also shot over 70 percent from the field.

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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.