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Albert earns Verizon Academic honor

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - One of the senior captains on the Plymouth State College women's basketball team, who has received numerous honors for her accomplishments on the court, has now been recognized for her work in the classroom.

Senior Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) was selected to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District I First Team in the College Division, which includes Division II and III schools from New England and New York. As one of the five First Team selections, Albert advances on to the national ballot for the Verizon Academic All-America Team.

A 5'9" forward, Albert is having an excellent senior season and wrapping up a superb career in a Panther uniform. PSC's all-time scoring leader with 1,598 points, Albert leads the Little East Conference in free throw percentage (.800) and three-point FG percentage (.469) and is among the leaders in scoring (16.7 ppg), rebounding (7.9 rpg), and FG percentage (.491). She has been the recipient of LEC weekly honors five times this season, and was the New England Player of the Week once in January.

Albert has also had success on the academic scene. A Physical Education major (Teacher Certification option), she was named a Future Outstanding Professional by the New Hampshire Alliance of Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance (NHAHPERD). Albert has received two academic scholarships from PSC, and is a member of the Phi Kappa Delta Honor Society.

Albert has started every game for the Panthers this year, leading the team to a 17-7 record heading into the final game of the regular season.

The Verizon Academic All-America program is organized and voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials, be at least a sophomore, and maintain at least a 3.20 grade point average.