March 1, 2011
Four named to All-PAC cage squads
WEXFORD, Pa. -- Four Grove City College basketball players earned All-Presidents' Athletic Conference distinction from the conference's respective head basketball coaches.
On the women's side, senior forward Christine Slater (Aliquippa, Pa./Center) earned First Team All-PAC for the second consecutive season and sophomore guard Leah Gibson (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) received Honorable Mention.
Two men's players earned All-PAC Honorable Mention: junior guard Brett Matson (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) and senior forward Luke Tomaselli (Cresson, Pa./Penn Cambria).
Slater led the conference in scoring, averaging 18.8 points per game. She also ranked second in the conference in rebounds with an average of 8.4 per game. The 5-foot-9 Slater also led the conference in foul shooting at 82.9 percent (63 of 76).
Slater fired in 507 points this year, the fourth-highest single-season total in program history. Her 18.8 scoring average is the sixth-highest in one year. She ranks second all-time at Grove City with 1,634 career points. That is the ninth-highest mark all-time in PAC women's basketball history. Slater is also second at Grove City with 901 career rebounds.
Gibson ranked eighth in the conference in scoring, averaging 12.3 points per game. She led the conference in free throws made (117) and ranked second to Slater in foul shooting (78.5 percent). She and Slater shared the team lead in three-point goals with 34.
Saint Vincent junior Brittany Sedlock earned PAC Player of the Year honors. Thomas More head coach Brian Neal earned the league's Coach of the Year award after guiding the Saints to their fifth straight PAC title.
Grove City's women finished 14-13 overall under first-year head coach Michelle Bruns. The Wolverines recorded their first winning season in six years.
Matson and Tomaselli shared the team lead in scoring, averaging 11.4 points per game. A 6-0 guard, Matson led Grove City with 33 three-point goals and 46 steals in 25 games. He also led Grove City with 72 assists.
Tomaselli led Grove City in rebound average at 5.1 per game. He finished second on the team in assists (52), steals (37) and blocked shots (13). Tomaselli led the Wolverines with 297 total points.
Thiel sophomore Blair Rozenblad received PAC Player of the Year and Tomcat head coach Tim Loomis captured the conference's Coach of the Year award.
Go to Grove City Sports