Curtis an All-America honorable mention

Curtis an All-America honorable mention
March 17, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine University women’s basketball standout Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) has been named as an All-America Honorable Mention for the 2006-07 NCAA Division III Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team, it was announced today by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). Curtis is Benedictine’s first-ever player to be honored by the WBCA. On the year, Curtis averaged a double-double of 18.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, all while shooting 55.3-percent from the field (213-385). She was involved in every facet of the game for the Eagles, also averaging 2.3 steals, 2.0 blocks and 2.2 assists per game. Benedictine’s team was 20-8 overall in 2006-07, the first time in the 32 year history of the program that an Eagles’ women’s basketball team has won 20 games. Curtis was named as one of the top-five players in Region 7 (Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri) by the WBCA in advancing to the national All-America ballot. She was also named second team All-Central Region by D3Hoops.com for the second-consecutive season and was tabbed as the 2006-07 “Player of the Year” in the 12-team Northern Athletics Conference (NAC). She has the distinction of winning back-to-back Player of the Year honors in two different leagues (Benedictine was a member of the now defunct Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference, previously, when Curtis won the same award in 2005-06). Curtis has also earned three-consecutive first team all-conference accolades. In 2006-07, she was a four-time “Player of the Week” in the NAC and was twice named to the D3Hoops.com national “Team of the Week.” Curtis rolled up a total of 16 double-double games this season, giving her 40 career double-doubles (out of 80 career games). She tallied in double figure point total in 27 of BU’s 28 games in 2006-07, reaching her 1,000th career point on December 21, 2006 and ending the year with 1,382 career points (just 182 points shy of becoming the school’s scoring leader with a full year remaining). In her Benedictine career, Curtis is averaging 17.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. She is shooting 53.1-percent from the field in 80 games.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.