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Martinovic, Frechette named NAIA Women's Basketball All-American

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Frechette was named to the NAIA's Honorable Mention team

Frechette was named to the NAIA's Honorable Mention team

March 25, 2009

Jackson, Tenn. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2009 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-America teams, and Shorter College's Katarina Martinovic has been named to the Second Team, while Nicole Frechette has been named Honorable Mention. Players were selected by the All-America committee.

Additionally, Whitni Tucker has been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA as a junior on the Lady Hawks team.

Katarina Martinovic, a senior wing from Serbia Montenegro, came to the Lady Hawks last season and was named to the 2007-08 NAIA All-American Team, and was also named the SSAC's Player of the Year. This season, she led Shorter in points with 552, and surpassed the 1000 career point mark as a Lady Hawk.

On Feb. 12, Martinovic scored a career-high (at Shorter) 30 points and 10 rebounds (her lone double-double with points/rebounds of the season) against conference-foe Brenau, a game that the Lady Hawks won in double-overtime. Her other double-double came against Brewton-Parker on Dec. 10, when she had 12 points and 10 assists.

Frechette, a four-year senior post player from Acworth, Ga., led the conference this season in double-doubles with 11, in average rebounds with 10 per game, and in average defensive rebounds with 6.6 per game. This season, she was named the SSAC's Defensive Player of the Year, and she surpassed the all-time Shorter College Lady Hawk career-rebound mark, passing the 888 mark held since 2002 by Shorter Hall-of-Famer Tramaine Paul.

Frechette finished the last eight regular season games with five double-doubles, including a 22 rebound and five block game against Brenau. She had 314 rebounds and 58 blocks this season.

The Hawks finished with a 20-win season this year and advanced to the semi-finals of the SSAC Tournament, held at Berry College.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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