CAPE COD, Mass. – The postseason women’s basketball awards continue to pile up for Gallaudet University junior Easter Faafiti (Pittsburg, Calif.) as she was selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South All-Star First Team on Wednesday. This is the first ECAC All-Star selection for Faafiti, who was named an ECAC Division III South Region Player of the Week back on February 22.
Faafiti, the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year, is the only honoree on one of the three South All-Star teams from the CAC. The other four first-team honorees include Moravian senior forward Kirsty Stearns, Washington & Jefferson senior guard Kennan Killeen, Neumann senior guard/forward Brittany Whetts and Lebanon Valley junior guard Andrea Hoover. Whetts, the Colonial State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, was selected as the ECAC Division III South Region Player of the Year. Penn St.-Behrend freshman guard/forward Taylor Lotis took home South Region Rookie of the Year honors.
Faafiti, a junior-college transfer from Pasadena City College, led the CAC in scoring (19.1 points per game), rebounding (11.1 per game), field goal percentage (.597), offensive rebounds (5.1 per game) and was second in steals (3.3 per game) and fourth in defensive rebounds (6.0). Nationally, Faafiti was ranked in several categories among all NCAA Division III women's basketball programs including; field goal percentage (10th overall), scoring (27th), rebounding (30th) and steals (38th).
Student-athletes are nominated by their Sports Information Director to the ECAC to be eligible to be selected to an ECAC All-Star team.
About the ECAC
The Eastern College Athletic Conference is the nation’s largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with approximately 300 member institutions and over 122,000 student-athletes ranging from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. The ECAC publicizes the achievements of over 750 student-athletes annually through the postseason all-stars. In men's and women’s basketball, the ECAC names one Division I all-star team, one Division II all-star team, and four regional Division III all-star teams (New England, Upstate, Metro, and South). For more information about the ECAC please visit its Web site - www.ecac.org.