4-for-4: Curtis earns another first team all-conference award

4-for-4: Curtis earns another first team all-conference award
March 7, 2008

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

Benedictine University senior women's basketball standout Tamika Curtis brought down the curtain on her illustrious four-year career by being named as a first team All-Northern Athletics Conference selection. It is the fourth time that Curtis has been named as first team all-conference in as many years on the court for BU. Curtis finished the season with career numbers across the board. The 6'0" center averaged 19.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, all the while shooting 59.1 percent from the field. She also averaged 2.3 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game. On the year, Curtis rolled up 14 "double-doubles" and tallied in double-figure scoring in 25 of 26 contests. She had a career-high 39 points this season versus North Central College. Curtis was named to the D3Hoops.com national "Team of the Week" three times this past season. Likewise, she was named as the NAC's "Student-Athlete of the Week" three times. In the final 2007-08 NAC regular season statistics, Curtis ranked among the Conference leaders in scoring (2nd), rebounds (1st), blocks (1st), field goal percentage (2nd) and free throw percentage (17th). Curtis finished her career as Benedictine's all-time leader in scoring, blocked shots and field goal percentage. She was also second on the all-time rebounding list.


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.