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Moore and Koerber earn All-MAC honors

March 7, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Two members of the Western Michigan University women's basketball team have received All Mid-American Conference honors. Sophomore guard Carrie Moore of Lathrup Village, Mich., has been named First Team All-MAC for the first time in her career, and senior forward Kelly Koerber of Burton, Mich., earned Second Team All-MAC honors.

WMU has now had an All-MAC First Team selection in women's basketball four years in a row.

Moore was named to the All-MAC Freshman Team in 2004. She received weekly honors from the MAC as West Division Player of the Week, Feb. 28. Moore ended the 2005 season leading the team in scoring (17.6 ppg) and in rebounding (6.5 rpg). She leads the league with 11 double-doubles and ranked second in the MAC in scoring (17.4 ppg) and in rebounding (8.3 rpg). She scored a career best 29 points at Northern Illinois, Feb. 22. This season, Moore scored in double digits in every league game but two.

Koerber was named MAC West Division Player of the Week twice this season, Jan. 17 and Feb. 21. She ranks second on the team in scoring (16.7 ppg) and in rebounding (6.5 rpg). Koerber finished second in scoring in league games only (19.3 ppg) and in field goal percentage (.564). She became only the 18th player in school history to score 1,000 career points. She scored a career-high 32 points at Ball State, Jan. 12. Koerber has earned five double-doubles. She had a personal best 11 rebounds twice, Jan. 12 and Feb. 16.

"We are very proud of the accomplishments of Carrie Moore and Kelly Koerber," said head coach Ron Stewart. "Each night these two individuals were the focal point of our opponents' defenses, yet they continued to produce outstanding numbers throughout the conference season. Carrie established herself as the runaway leader in double-doubles in the MAC. That is a very significiant statistic, meaning that she works hard every night in more than one single category. Kelly continued to score against double teams and combination defenses while leading the conference in field goal percentage. Her growth over the four years, and her senior-year consistency is something that our coaching staff is very proud of.

"There are many deserving individuals in this league, but no two have separated themselves under more difficult circumstances. Both Carrie and Kelly faced adversity with great courage during the 2004-05 season. I will never forget the effort each has given to this university."

WMU finished the season with a 10-18 overall record, 7-9 in the MAC. The Broncos were seeded No. 9 in this year's MAC Tournament and were eliminated, 74-71, in the first round at Miami on Saturday, March 5.

Media contact: Paula Haughn, 269 387-4138, paula.haughn@wmich.edu

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