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                                                                                                March 3, 2005


Sowden, DeBorger Named to Capital Athletic Conference First Teams


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.





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