Cardinals place three on All-Landmark Conference Teams
WASHINGTON – Three Cardinals were named to the All-Landmark Conference Teams on Thursday, including First Team selection Jill Woerner, and Second Team selections Emily Grabiak and Katarina Owunna. The three selections are the most CUA has had since joining the Landmark Conference.
Woerner earns her second consecutive First Team All-Conference honor. She was also the Rookie of the Year in 2010. The Providence native leads CUA in scoring this season (12.8 ppg), while also pulling down 5.8 rebounds per game. In addition, on February 11, Woerner became the 18th woman in school history to score 1,000 career points.
Woerner has scored in double figures 15 times this season, with a high of 22 coming vs. Washington Adventist. One of the most versatile players in the entire Landmark Conference, Woerner is among the league leaders in scoring (5th), rebounding (14th), field goal percentage (6th), free throw percentage (10th), steals (8th), and blocks (6th).
Grabiak earns her first career All-Conference nod with averages of 8.3 points, 5 rebounds and 3.5 assists, which is good for third in the conference. Grabiak has scored ten or more points 11 times in 2011-12, with a career high of 20 coming vs. Scranton on January 27, and she has handed out five or more assists on six occasions.
Grabiak's 3-point percentage of 35.6% ranks third in the conference, while her 31 made trifectas is sixth best. Grabiak's biggest three of the season came on January 28 to beat Moravian in the final seconds at home. That shot earned the New Jersey native an ECAC Play of the Week honor.
One of the top post players in the conference, Owunna earns her first career All-League accolade after posting averages of 9.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks. Owunna ranks in the top-15 in the Landmark in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots.
Owunna has scored in double figures 13 times this season, and over her last 10 games, she is averaging 12.3 points. The junior has also notched five double-doubles, including a 12-point, 11-rebound performance in CUA's conference semifinal win over Scranton on February 22.
CUA is back in action on Saturday afternoon when the Cardinals play for their first Landmark Conference championship. CUA will face Juniata in Huntingdon, Pa. at 2 p.m. with an NCAA Tournament bid on the line. The Cardinals' 21 victories this season are tied for the most in program history with the 2003-04 team.