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Little East Conference Awards for P.S.C. Women’s Basketball players

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three of the starters on the Plymouth State College women's basketball team were honored Monday with selection to the 2002-03 Little East Conference All-Star Team.

Senior forward Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) and senior guard Whitney Morin (Derby Line, Vt.) were PSC's representatives on the All-LEC First Team, while senior guard Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) was named to the Second Team. The LEC All-Stars are voted on by the league's eight head coaches, and the announcement made by LEC Commissioner William M. Moore.

It is the third straight season that Albert has been named to the All-LEC First Team, while Morin makes her first appearance as a Conference All-Star. Pelletier earns Second Team honors after being selected to the First Team the past two years.

A 5'9" forward, Albert had another terrific year for the Panthers. She is among the LEC leaders in scoring (16.6 ppg), rebounding (8.0 rpg), field goal percentage (.493) and free throw percentage (.779). Albert led PSC in scoring 11 times this season, was the leading rebounder in 12 games, and earned weekly honors from the LEC on four occasions. After breaking PSC's career scoring record early in the season, Albert extended her record point total to 1,663 points.

A 5'8" guard, Morin had her best season in a Panther uniform, averaging 16.9 points per game, third-highest in the LEC. She also ranked fourth in the league in steals (2.9 spg) and sixth in assists (3.9 apg). Morin led the Panthers in scoring 11 times this season, including both games of the Colby Tip-Off Tournament, when she was selected the tourney's Most Outstanding Player. Morin became the ninth player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau last month.

A 5'4" guard, Pelletier maintained her status as one of the league's top point guards, averaging 11.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists (second in the LEC). She was also second in the conference in three-point shooting, hitting 46-of-135 from beyond the arc. After setting the PSC career assist record last season, Pelletier became the eighth player in school history to go over the 1,000-point mark earlier this season. She has increased her career totals to 1,244 points (third on the all-time list) and 462 assists.

The three Panthers, along with senior forward Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) were the backbones of a team that is 20-8 overall. The Panthers finished third in the LEC during the regular season, and advanced to the LEC Tournament championship game.

The Panther seniors have won at least 20 games all four years, teaming up for a combined record of 81-33.