RELEASE DATE: 3/07/07
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jess Uhrich Named to Daktronics Division II East Region Second Team Honors
MANSFIELD – Just one day after being named the PSAC East Player of the Year, Jessica Uhrich (Palmyra/Palmyra) has been named to the Daktronics Division II East Region Second Team.
Every Division II institution from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia is included in the East Region. The Daktronics team names only 11 individuals to the All-Region team with five first team selections and six second team honorees.
Uhrich becomes the second woman in Mountaineer history to earn the honor after Alison Tagliaferri earned second team honors last season. She is also the only woman from the PSAC East to make the All-Region team this season.
Yesterday, the senior standout was been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Player of the Year after leading the Mountaineers to their second straight PSAC playoff berth.
“I’m so pleased for Jess and so proud of her,” said Mountaineer head coach Ruth Hermansen. “She has worked so hard and has been such a team player during her career. I can honestly say our program wouldn’t be what it is today without Jess Uhrich.”
Uhrich, who also was named to All-PSAC East First Team honors for the second consecutive season, led the PSAC East in scoring (18.8 ppg), rebounding (10.1 rpg) and double-doubles (16) this season.
A starter in all 27 games, Uhrich scored a school record 508 points the season while pulling down 274 rebounds. Her 74 assists were second most on the team. She also blocked a team best 13 shots on the season and recorded 39 steals.
Uhrich was named the PSAC East Player of the Week three times during the 2006-07 campaign while leading the team in scoring in 19 games on the year and in rebounding on 22 occasions. She recorded the final double-double of her career scoring 16 points and pulling down 14 rebounds in a PSAC playoff loss at East Stroudsburg.
In 109 games during her career, Uhrich scored 1,241 points with 866 rebounds, 220 assists, 145 steals and 78 blocked shots. She ranks in the Top 12 in every career category including third in rebounding, fourth in points, fifth in blocked shots and 10th in assists.
Uhrich, who has started the last 82 games in a row, has 33 career double-doubles and has earned PSAC East Player of the Week honors a Mansfield record eight times.