PhilaU’s Wooding Named CACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year

Christine Wooding was named CACC Player of the Year on Feb. 24.

Philadelphia University center Christine Wooding was named the 2011-12 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women’s basketball Player of the Year on Feb. 24. Guard Stephanie Agger and forward Kristen Blye were selected to the All-CACC third team.

Wooding—a unanimous first-team selection—is PhilaU’s first CACC women’s basketball player of the year since joining the conference in the 2005-06 season. Wooding leads the conference in points per game (19.8) and is second in rebounding (11.4 per game) and blocks (84), third in field goal percentage (54.5 percent) and fifth in free throw percentage (81.1 percent). Nationally, she is third with 17 double-doubles and ninth in scoring and rebounding. Wooding was also selected as the CACC Player of the Week six times during the 2011-12 season.

This year Wooding—who became the 26th PhilaU standout to score 1,000 career points, reaching this mark on Jan. 10—has added her name to the Rams’ record book, ranking among the single season and career leaders in blocks, rebounds and points.

Agger was among the CACC leaders in assists with 117 throughout the season. She also finished third in the conference with 70 steals and eighth with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.2. She averaged 10.8 points per game, which is fourth on the team. Agger—who became the 27th women’s basketball player at PhilaU to score 1,000 career points, hitting this milestone on Jan. 26—is also in the University record book for career steals, career assists and career points.

Blye sits sixth in the conference in field goal percentage (49.7 percent), seventh in free throw percentage (78.0 percent), 11th in scoring (13.0 points per game) and 15th in rebounding (6.8). She is second on the team in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage.

The Rams went 20-9 overall and 14-5 in the CACC during the regular season. The team finished third in the southern division before losing to second-seeded Caldwell in the CACC Championship Tournament quarterfinals on Feb. 25.

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