The University of the Sciences men’s and women’s basketball collected postseason honors by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
The men's basketball team was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Team Sportsmanship Award. The CACC Team Sportsmanship Award is given to the team in each sponsored conference sport that best exemplifies the spirit of athletic competition and sportsmanship. The voting for this award is also done by the league's 13 coaches. This year's selection marks the third time in the past four seasons that the USciences men's basketball team has earned the CACC Team Sportsmanship Award.
Individually, freshman forward Garret Kerr DPT'17 was selected as the CACC rookie of the year. During the season, Kerr was a seven-time CACC rookie of the week and a two-time CACC player of the week. He enjoyed a breakthrough rookie campaign that saw him lead the nation (Division II) in rebounding (13.0 rpg) and double-doubles (21). He has notched a double-double in each of his last 20 games – which is the longest streak in NCAA Division II this season. He finished the season averaging 15.9 points per game while breaking the school's freshman record for rebounds in a season with 325 and is just the third player in school history to have 300 or more rebounds in a season.
On the women’s side, freshman guard Brianne Traub PharmD'17 was named the CACC women’s basketball rookie of the year. Traub earned CACC rookie of the week honors a record nine times this season while starting all 27 games for the Devils. She averaged 16.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.89 steals per game. Her 456 points is the most ever scored by a freshman in the 25-year history of the program and is the 10th highest single season point total recorded by a USciences women's basketball player. She also broke the freshman record for free throws made and attempted and scoring average.
Kerr and Traub were both also selected to the CACC all-second teams.
The women’s team looks to extend their season in the CACC playoffs at Felician on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., while the men’s squad did not make the postseason.