Junior forward Courtney Cochran (Waite, Maine/Woodland) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies women’s basketball team has been named to the 2011 New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) All-Region Second Team. The announcement was made after a vote by member coaches.
A first team All-Little East Conference and Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-State selection, Cochran led the Huskies in scoring and rebounding averaging 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. The 6-1 forward recorded 16 double-doubles throughout the season, while shooting a solid 45.7 percent (147-for-322) from the field and 77.8 percent (140-for-180) from the free throw line.
Completing the best season of her collegiate career, Cochran attained career-high marks of 25 points against Eastern Connecticut (Feb. 19) and 21 rebounds against Bowdoin College (Nov. 30). Cochran scored at least 20 points on six occasions during the season and had at least 10 rebounds 18 times. Cochran’s 437 points during the 2010-2011 season is in the top 25 for single-season performances, while her 311 rebounds is the fourth best in single season records.
“Courtney committed herself during the off season with the goal of improving her game and earning playing time,” said 23-year veteran head coach Gary Fifield. “Her hard work and dedication paid off as she had a tremendous season while developing into one of the top post players in the region. I expect that she will continue to make improvements heading into her final season and contribute to the team’s success on both sides of the ball.”
Through three seasons with the Huskies, Cochran has 589 points and 463 rebounds while shooting 44.5 percent (199-for-447) from the field and 75.8 percent (188-for-248) from the free throw line for a career average of 7.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 82 games played.