Curtis receives national honor

Curtis receives national honor
December 8, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University senior women’s basketball center Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) was named to the D3Hoops.com National “Team of the Week” for the period of November 26-December 2. During the Eagles’ three games during that span – in which Benedictine went 1-2 – Curtis averaged a stellar 28.3 points and 14.7 rebounds per game. She also averaged 1.7 blocks and 2.0 steals per contest, as well. She shot a blistering 69.8% (30-of-43) from the field during the span. In the Eagles’ overtime loss at North Central College, Curtis poured in a career-high 39 points. She also had two double-doubles on the week, giving her 44 during her Benedictine career (86 games).


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.