March 3, 2005
CUA men’s and women’s basketball
standouts Shane Sowden and Jackie DeBorger capped outstanding regular seasons
by being chosen members of the Capital Athletic Conference's first team.
Sowden, a junior forward from St. Elizabeth’s High School in Wilmington, Del., led his team to the CAC finals, averaging 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He also leads the conference in field goal shooting percentage at .616.
The Cardinal men (19-9, 9-5 CAC) ended their
streak of seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances by losing at York (Pa.)
College, 73-62, in the CAC Tournament championship game Sunday but accepted an invitation
to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Region tournament. After
defeating Desales University, 72-71 in overtime, they will face Carnegie Mellon
University this Friday in the semifinal round.
DeBorger, from Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, N.Y., was one of two sophomores to make the first team and was twice named CAC player of the week during the regular season. A jack of all trades for the Cardinal women who posted a 20-7 overall record, including an 11-3 mark in the CAC, DeBorger averaged 13.1 points, 3.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.
All contents copyright © 2005.
The Catholic University of America,
Office of Public Affairs.