#44 - Courtney Hurt
Position: F
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.
Height: 6-1
Previous School: Salem High School

AROUND THE HORNS:
  • Hurt turned in perhaps the greatest season in VCU history in 2010-11, leading the nation in rebounding (12.4 rpg) and double-doubles (25), while ranking second in the NCAA in scoring (23.2 ppg).  She set seven program records and three CAA marks to go along with honorable mention Associated Press All-America accolades.
  • Following her breakout junior campaign, Hurt was invited to attend the 2011 USA World University Games Women’s Basketball Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was also named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list (first player in VCU history), which represents the nation’s best women’s basketball players.
  • Hurt became the fastest player (27 games) to set the program’s single season scoring record (720 points).  In 2010-11, she was also one of 17 players in NCAA history to post 25 or more double-doubles in one season.


2010-11 SEASON (JUNIOR)

  • Earned Honorable Mention Associated Press All-America honors after leading the nation in rebounding (12.4 rpg) and double-doubles (25) while ranking second in the NCAA in scoring (23.2 ppg)
  • Garnered first team All-Colonial Athletic Association and All-Academic accolades to go along with first team All-State honors from both the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID)
  • Invited to attend the 2011 USA World University Games Women’s Basketball Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list (first player in VCU history), which represents the nation’s best women’s basketball players
  • Set VCU’s single-season marks in points (720), scoring average, rebounding (385), rebounding average, field goals (253), free throws (193) and double-doubles (25)… Also set the Colonial Athletic Association’s single-season records for double-doubles, rebounds (385) and rebounding average (12.4 rpg)
  • Is one of 17 players in NCAA history to post 25 or more double-doubles in one season... Recorded a double-double in 25 of VCU’s 31 games (19 times with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds)… Posted 12-straight double-doubles to start the season, which is the ninth-longest streak in NCAA history; just 12 other players have had 13 or more consecutive double-doubles
  • Became the fastest player to set the program’s single season scoring record (27 games)
  • Scored her 1,000th career point with a basket in the first half against James Madison (1/23/11) becoming the 19th player in program history to reach the milestone
  • Tied VCU’s single-game scoring record with 35 points against UNC Wilmington (1/6/11)
  • Recorded first career 20-20 game with 23 points and a career-best 20 rebounds in a win against Drexel (1/30/11)
  • Reached the 30-point plateau four times (35 vs. UNCW on 1/6/11; 34 vs. East Carolina on 12/2/10; 32 at Georgia State on 3/2/11; 31 vs. Longwood on 12/18/10)
  • Received a league-best five CAA Player of the Week awards
  • Hit the game-winning layup with 1.4 seconds remaining in VCU’s 65-64 season-opening victory at High Point (11/12/10)


2009-10 SEASON (SOPHOMORE)

  • Was a third team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection, while also being named to the CAA All-Academic Team... Averaged 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per outing
  • Began the season as a reserve but was in the starting lineup in 20 of the final 21 games, averaging 29.7 minutes per contest
  • Finished with a team-high 27 blocks, while collecting 43 steals... Posted a team-high 10 double-doubles
  • Scored in double figures in 25 of VCU’s final 28 games
  • In her first start as a Ram, she poured in 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Towson (1/10/10)
  • Scored a career-high 29 points at St. Joseph’s in the opening round of the Postseason WNIT and followed that performance with 27 points against Hofstra in the second round
  • Scored 21 points and provided a career-best 14 rebounds against William & Mary (1/17/10)... Also contributed 21 points and 12 boards against Drexel (2/14/10)
  • Scored a game-high tying 16 points in VCU’s season opening win against Virginia Tech


2008-09 SEASON (FRESHMAN)

  • Saw action in 31 games, averaging 12.8 minutes per outing off the bench during her rookie campaign
  • Made an immediate impact on the court, finishing second on the team with 12 blocks, while registering 25 steals
  • After averaging just 2.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in non-conference games, she burst onto the Colonial Athletic Association scene with 5.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in conference contests
  • Registered two points, five rebounds, a pair of steals and one block in 18 minutes of action against Rutgers in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament
  • Tallied a career-high 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in a key road victory at Towson (2/12/09) and followed that performance with a career-best 11 rebounds in 26 minutes in a home win against James Madison (2/15/09)
  • Notched a career-high eight rebounds and contributed her first career blocked shot in just 12 minutes of action against Morgan State (12/15/09)


PRIOR TO VCU

  • Averaged 27.3 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game for Salem High School during her senior season.
  • Was nominated for Georgia Player of the Year and was named First Team All-State
  • Played club basketball with AAU national power the Georgia Metros, the same club that former VCU teammates D’Andra Moss and Kita Waller played for while in high school.


PERSONAL

  • Daughter of John and Shiroleen Hurt
  • Attended high school in Conyers, Ga.
  • Majoring in business at VCU
  • Born March 5, 1990


CAREER STATS AT VCU

                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds   
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2008-09 31-0 398/12.8 43-116 .371 0-0 .000 50-74 .676 59-81 140 4.5 45-0 8 41 12 25 136/4.4
2009-10 35-20 1039/29.7 187-407 .459 5-21 .238 100-129 .775 113-158 271 7.7 109-4 12 76 27 43 479/13.7
2010-11 31-31 1063/34.3 253-566 .447 21-66 .318 193-262 .737 158-227 385 12.4 87-1 27 121 22 51 720/23.2
TOTAL 97-51 2500/25.8 483-1089 .444 26-87 .299 343-465 .738 330-466 796 8.2 241-5 47 238 61 119 1335/13.8


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