CANT, WEAVER NAB FIRST-TEAM CCC HONORS
Six Eastern Oregon University athletes have received Cascade Collegiate Conference honors for their efforts during the 2004-05 basketball season.
EOU senior guard Jamie Jo Cant and sophomore guard Christie Weaver were honored as members of the women's all-CCC first team.
Junior teammate guard Heidi Horobiowski was named to the second team. Junior Vanessa Shelton received honorable mention.
It was Cant's third selection as first team all-conference.
Mountaineer guard Mark Carollo was named to the all-newcomer team, and was runner-up in the voting for freshman of the year. Junior forward Chad Fairbanks was all-CCC honorable mention.
Anji Weissenfluh, who became the winningest women's basketball coach in EOU history during the season, tied for second in voting for CCC coach of the year.
Weaver, from La Grande, finished second in the CCC in scoring (16.5 points per game), and led the conference in 3-point shots made (81). Weaver was third in 3-point percentage (.386), ninth in steals (2.11), 12th in field-goal percentage (.434) and 14th in rebounding (5.7).
Cant (Imbler) completed her EOU career by scoring 16 points per game, third in the CCC. She was second in assist-turnover ratio (1.61) and 3-pointers made (45), fourth in 3-point percentage (.385), sixth in assists (3.95), 11th in field-goal percentage (.435) and 12th in free-throw percentage (.755).
Horobiowski (Spokane) was third in the CCC in field-goal percentage (.484), sixth in scoring (14.6) and 13th in rebounding (6.0).
Shelton led the conference in two categories assists (5.74) and assist-turnover ratio (2.12).
EOU's Andra Peterson (Boise) also had a good season. The junior was fifth in the CCC in rebounding (7.4). Eastern senior Sarah Smith (Bellingham, Wash.), a 6-foot-3 senior, was second in the CCC in blocked shots (1.63).
Oregon Tech's Nikki McElligott, a senior from Ione, led the CCC in scoring at 16.8 points per game and was a repeat selection as CCC player of the year. Albertson senior Kasey Hooter was the league's top rebounder at 12.5 boards a contest.
Carollo (Hermiston) finished third in the conference in 3-point field goals made per game (2.42). He was 10th in scoring (15.3).
Western Baptist junior Eric Fiegi led the CCC in scoring at 27.3 points per game. Southern Oregon junior Shea Washington was the CCC men's most valuable player.
Fairbanks (Logan, Utah) was one of the most consistent players for head coach Ryan Looney's men's team. He was second in the conference in offensive rebounding (2.62), third in overall rebounding (8.9) and ninth in blocked shots.