NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Philadelphia University center Christine Wooding was named the 2011-12 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women's basketball player of the year on Friday. Guard Stephanie Agger and forward Kristen Blye were selected to the All-CACC third team.
Wooding—a unanimous first team selection—is Philadelphia's first CACC women's basketball player of the year since joining the conference in the 2005-06 season. Wooding is leading the conference in points per game (ppg) (20.1), second in rebounding (11.6), third in field goal percentage (55.6) and blocks (77), and fourth in free throw percentage. Nationally, she is third with 17 double-double and ninth in scoring and rebounding.
This year Wooding—who became the 26th Lady Ram to score 1,000 career points on Jan. 10, 2012—has put her name into the Philadelphia University record books, ranking second for blocks in a season (77), seventh for rebounds in a season (324) and 13th for points in a season (563). She is second in career blocks (173), eighth in career rebounds (741) and 10th in career rebounds (1,292).
Agger is the CACC leader with 115 assists, third with 67 steals and eighth with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.2. She is averaging 11.1 ppg, which is fourth on the team. Agger—the 27th women's basketball player to score 1,000 career points on Jan. 26, 2012— is also in the University record book with 220 career steals (third all-time), 398 career assists (sixth all-time), and 1,076 career points (27th all-time).
Blye sits sixth in the conference in field goal percentage (49.5), seventh in free throw percentage (77.8), 12th in scoring (12.6 ppg) and 16th in rebounding (6.8). She is second on the team in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage.
Philadelphia went 20-8 overall and 14-5 in the CACC during the regular season. The Lady Rams finished third in the southern division and will visit Caldwell, the second seed from the north, in the first round of the CACC Championship Tournament Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.