Sophomore guard Jerica Coley, the Sun Belt Player of the Year and FIU leader in scoring, rebounding, assists and blocks, received Honorable Mention notice on the Associated Press' Division I women's basketball All-America team.
Previous FIU players given an All-America shout out by the AP are Dalma Ivanyi, 1998 Honorable Mention, 1999 Third Team; point guard Andrea Nagy and forward Albena Branzova, 1995 Third Team and Honorable Mention, respectively.
Coley moved to point guard this season, which is where she played in high school. Next year could see her scoring numbers dip but her overall effect on the game increase as she learns how to distribute better. As FIU coach Cindy Russo, the nation's leading Coleyphile, said, she just needs to learn how to play triple-covered.
These players made the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll by attaining a 3.0 GPA for this academic year.
Andri Alexandersson, Sergio Alvarez, Esteban Castro, Nicholas Chase, Joseph Dawkins, Lucas DiCroce, Edgar Escobar, Sebastian Frings, Chris Garces, Rodney Greiling, Anthony Hobbs, Arnthor Kristinsson, Leonardo Martinez.
FIU's Junior Day is coming up April 7. Potetial attendees include Orlando Freedom wide receiver Jeff Badet; DeLand wide receiver Dantwaun O'Neal and running back JoJo Kemp. Tampa Bay Tech defensive end Antonio Guerad; Carrollwood Day running back Robert Davis; Hernando's running back Tyrail Hawkins; Pasco defensive lineman Joey Ivie.