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Rost and Moore named to All-MAC First Team

March 6, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Senior guard Casey Rost and junior guard Carrie Moore of the Western Michigan University women's basketball team and have been named to the All-Mid-American Conference First Team.

Rost of St. John's, Mich., was named First Team All-MAC for the third time in her career. She was honored three times this season for MAC West Division Player of the Week. In a March 1 contest with Toledo, Rost broke the all-time MAC record in 3-point baskets made, with 277. She ranks seventh all-time in career scoring in the conference, with 2,042 points.

This is the second time that Moore of Lathrup Village, Mich., has earned First Team All-MAC accolades. Moore was named MAC West Division Player of the Week on Feb. 6. Moore also excels in the classroom and was named to the Academic All-America All-District 4 Second Team for the second year in a row by ESPN The Magazine.

WMU is the only school this season to have two players selected for All-MAC First Team honors.

Rost and Moore were both on the All-MAC Freshman Team in their respective rookie years. Rost was the first WMU women's basketball player ever to garner MAC Player of the Year, in 2004.

Head Coach Ron Stewart has had four players named to All-MAC First Teams, and all four of those received the honor more than once. Rost and Kristen Koetsier were eached named three times, and Moore and Shelsea Erving both won the honor twice.

In the quarterfinals of the 2006 MAC Tournament, WMU (14-13 overall, 11-5 MAC) plays Toledo (10-17, 4-12 MAC) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, (269) 387-4138, daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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