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April 3, 2013
Basketball: Coley does it again
FIU junior Jerica Coley has earned 2012-13 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honors for the second-straight year, announced on Tuesday. Coley is just the second two-time AP All-America honoree in FIU women's basketball history, joining Dalma Ivanyi (1998 HM, 1999 Third Team).
For a complete listing of the 2012-13 Associated Press All-America Teams, click HERE.
Coley has led the nation in scoring since Jan. 25, and will end the season as the NCAA's leading scorer with an average of 26.3 points per game. The point guard scored a single-season school record 840 points this year, leading FIU to its third-straight Sun Belt Conference Championship semifinal appearance and the program's second-straight Postseason WNIT berth.
A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Coley will enter her senior season with a 30-game, double-figure scoring streak. In 2012-13, Coley notched 23, 20-plus point games, including 12, 30-plus point outings, scoring a career-high 39 points on two occasions. The two-time SBC Player of the Year owns a career scoring average of 21.8 points per game, tied for first all-time at FIU, and is the only player in program history to register 2,000 points, 600 rebounds, 300 assists, and 200 steals in a career.
Coley has scored 2,135 career points, a total which ranks second on the FIU all-time scoring charts. The two-time WBCA All-America All-Region nominee was responsible for 42.9 percent of the Panthers' scoring this season, and has scored 35.1 percent of FIU's total points for her career.
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