December 10, 2010

OFF AND RUNNING: HURT MAKING NOISE ON NATIONAL LEVEL

RICHMOND, Va. – Just six games into the season, VCU women's basketball junior forward Courtney Hurt is 'quietly' making noise on the national level.  The Conyers, Ga., native is off to one of the best starts in program history and is among the nation's leaders in several offensive categories.

Here's a look inside the numbers:

  • In the latest NCAA statistics released on Dec. 6, Hurt was second in the nation in scoring (25.8 ppg), fourth in rebounding (12.2 rpg) and fourth in double-doubles (5).  She was 0.4 ppg behind the NCAA's leading scorer, Elena Delle Donne (Delaware), as the Colonial Athletic Association sports the nation's top two scorers.
  • Hurt has posted a double-double in all six games this season with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in every contest.
  • She scored a career-high 34 points, one shy of tying VCU's single-game record, against East Carolina, and hauled in a career-best 17 rebounds at Coppin State on Wednesday
  • Hurt opened the season with a 20-point, 13-rebound effort at High Point and hit the game-winning layup with 1.4 seconds remaining to give the Rams their sixth straight season-opening victory.
  • She needs just 236 more points to reach the 1,000-point plateau and would become the first junior since Quanitra Hollingsworth in 2007-08 to accomplish the feat.
  • Her 16 career-double doubles ranks sixth in program history
  • Named to the Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Second Team and received third team recognition in 2009-10 after averaging 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
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