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Carrie Moore named MAC Player of the Year

March 9, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University basketball star Carrie Moore was named the Mid-American Conference's Co-Player of the Year for 2007. She is the all-time leading scorer in WMU women's basketball and the first MAC player ever to lead the nation in scoring through an entire season.

"This is a great honor," says Moore, a senior from Lathrup Village, Mich., majoring in journalism. "I am just very grateful to be recognized for the all of the hard work and dedication. I also want to thank my teammates, because none of this would have been possible without them."

Moore averaged 25.4 points per game, scoring 30 or more on 11 occasions. The 813 points she scored this season brought her career total to 2,224--the third highest in MAC history. When she scored 34 points in a post-season tournament game against Miami, Moore became the conference's record holder for points in a single season.

Moore broke six WMU records this year, including the scoring record set by Casey Rost just one year ago. Rost also was a MAC Player of the Year.

Moore was named to the MAC First Team three years in a row, and also was selected for the All-Freshman Team her first season. She recently became the first WMU player to be named to ESPN The Magazine's All-District First Team.

Moore shares the honor of MAC Co-Player of the Year with Bowling Green's Ali Mann.

Media contact: Mat Kanan, (269) 387-4125, mat.kanan@wmich.edu

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