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DeLaHoussaye named three-time Academic All-MAC

May 20, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Coming off her final year of eligibility, Western Michigan University women's basketball player Tiera DeLaHoussaye has been named Academic All-Mid-American Conference for the third year in a row.

DeLaHoussaye is a senior majoring in nursing at WMU and carries a 3.30 grade point average. A native of Detroit, she is a two-time All-MAC selection and was named 2008 MAC Defensive Player of the Year. She is one of the most well-rounded players in MAC history, with 1,223 points, 656 assists, 517 rebounds and 328 steals. In the WMU record books, she ranks 13th in scoring and second in assists and steals.

This year, the 5-foot-6-inch point guard recorded 367 points, 133 assists, 124 rebounds and 75 steals. She ranked 11th in the conference in scoring, sixth in assists, third in steals and ninth in three-point percentage. She was the only Bronco to start all 30 games, averaging a team-high of 32.53 minutes per game. She led WMU in assists and steals, ranked second in scoring with 12.2 points per game, and was third in rebounding with 4.1 per game.

DeLaHoussaye joins Carrie Moore as the second Bronco to suit up for the WNBA. She reported to the Detroit Shock preseason training camp this week with hopes of making it to the Shock's regular-season roster. Moore had preseason stints with the Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky before playing professionally overseas.

Academic all-conference honors are given to students who excel in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

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Media contact: Kristin Keirns, (269) 387-4123, kristin.keirns@wmich.edu

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