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Monday, March 23, 2009

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Todd Starkey wins the Division II National Coach of the Year award
In his fourth season at Lenoir-Rhyne, Starkey led his 2008-09 squad to a 27-5 record, improving on his 15-13 ledger from the previous season. This season’s ledger is the second-highest win total in school history. The Bears also saw their highest ranking of No.16 in the USA Today ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.
Katie Cezat from Hillsdale College has been named the State Farm/WBCA Division II Player of the Year
Cezat, a 6-foot senior, led NCAA Division II in rebounds (521), rebounding average (16.8 rpg), blocks (100), blocking average (3.2 bpg) and field goals made (333), while she ranked second in points (908), scoring average (29.3) and free throws made (237) this season. She leads the GLIAC and her Hillsdale team in all above categories.

The Plymouth, Mich., native has grabbed 521 rebounds this season, which is the second-most ever in Division II history. In addition, her 908 points this season is tied for the fourth-most ever in a season on the DII record books. In 2008-09, she set the DII record for most double-doubles (28), and is second in the books with 18 consecutive double-double’s. Her 29.8 points a game and 16.8 rebounds per contest are both the seventh-highest averages in a season in DII history.
WBCA/Farm announced the 2009 Division II State Farm Coaches’ All-America Basketball Team.
Emily Brister - West Texas A&M Univ.
Katie Cezat - Hillsdale College
Ida Edwards - Emporia State Univ.
Amanda Grappe - Arkansas Tech Univ.
Jahzinga Tracey - Indiana Univ. of Pa.
Rebecca Kielpinski - Univ. of Alaska Anchorage
Johannah Leedham - Franklin Pierce Univ.
Jessie Slack - Northern Kentucky Univ.
Phebe Smith - Columbus State Univ.
Brooque Williams - California Univ. of Pa.