March 4, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - Capping her return from a major knee injury that sidelined her all of last season, St. Bonaventure junior guard Stefanie Collins has been named to both the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team and the All-Academic Team, the conference announced on Thursday during its annual awards banquet in Philadelphia.
Collins ranks fifth in the A-10 and leads the Bonnies in scoring at 15.8 points per game. The Montour Falls, N.Y., native also stands second in the conference in three-point percentage (46.5) and fourth in free throw percentage (81.8). Collins also is averaging 3.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Temple's Candice Dupree, George Washington's Ugo Oha, Stephanie Graff of Saint Joseph's and Saona Chapman of Richmond join Collins on the second team. George Washington's Cathy Joens and Anna Montanana, Duquesne's Candace Futrell, Richmond's Kate Flavin and Tara Booth of Xavier were named to the first team.
A physical education major with a 3.3 GPA, Collins is the third consecutive St. Bonaventure player to make the All-Academic Team. Courtney Mattingly earned the honor the two previous seasons. Booth, Graff, Joens and Beth Ann Dickinson of Fordham join Collins on the All-Academic Team.
The Atlantic 10's Rookie of the Year in 2001-02, Collins missed all of last season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
The Bonnies (9-18, 5-11) will face La Salle in the opening round of the A-10 Tournament on Friday at noon at Alumni Fieldhouse on the campus of Saint Joseph's University.