VCU’S HURT EARNS AP HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA HONOR

RICHMOND, Va. – After turning in perhaps the greatest season in school history, Virginia Commonwealth University junior forward Courtney Hurt on Monday was named to the Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America squad.

Hurt, who currently leads the nation in rebounding (12.4 rpg) and double-doubles (25) while ranking second in scoring (23.2 ppg), rewrote VCU's record book in 2010-11.  She set the school's single-season marks in scoring (720 points), scoring average, rebounding (385), rebounding average, field goals (253), free throws (193) and double-doubles.  The Conyers, Ga., native also set the Colonial Athletic Association's double-doubles record and is one of 17 players in NCAA history to post 25 or more in one season.

A Glance at Courtney Hurt's 2010-11 Campaign:

*Has been a consistent force on the national scene all year, leading the nation in rebounding and double-doubles, and ranking second in scoring

*Received First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors and was named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list, which represents the best women's basketball players in the nation.  She became the first VCU player to appear on the list in program history

*Broke VCU's single-season scoring record in a win against William & Mary on Feb. 27… Hurt tallied 622 points through 27 games, becoming the fastest player to set the record in school history.

*Set both the Colonial Athletic Association and VCU's single-season rebounding record with 12.4 caroms per game

*Recorded a double-double in 25 of VCU's 31 games (19 times with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds)

*Posted 12 straight double-doubles to start the year, which was the ninth-longest streak in NCAA history… Just 12 other players had 13 or more consecutive double-doubles.

*Scored her 1,000th career point with a basket in the first half against James Madison on Jan. 23, becoming the 19th player in program history to reach the milestone… Hurt was the first Rams since Quanitra Hollingsworth to accomplish the feat as a junior.

*Has scored in double-figures in a school record 40 straight and 55 of VCU's last 59 games

*Tied VCU's single-game scoring record with 35 points against UNC Wilmington on Jan. 6

*Recorded first career 20-20 game with 23 points and a career-best 20 rebounds in a win against Drexel on Jan. 30

*Reached the 30-point plateau four times in 2010-11 and earned a league-best five Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week awards

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