2008
Curtis gains national accolades for third time this season

Curtis gains national accolades for third time this season
February 14, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University women's basketball standout Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) has been named to the D3Hoops.com National "Team of the Week" for the period of February 4-10, 2008. It is the third time this season that Curtis has been so honored on the national level. Curtis was also selected as the Northern Athletics Conference "Student-Athlete of the Week" for the third time this season. During last week's games - in which the Eagles' team went 2-1 - Curtis strung together three-consecutive double-double games. She averaged 21.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 3.3 assists per game, all while shooting a tidy 63 percent (27-43) from the field. Curtis has 13 double-doubles in 22 games this season and 53 in her BU career. She has scored in double-digits in 21 games in 2007-08, as well (and in 95 of 102 career games).

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.