Women's Basketball

Emily Irwin Garners First Team All-CCC Honors

Emily Irwin Garners First Team All-CCC Honors

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore Emily Irwin (Billerica, Mass.) has been named to the All-CCC First Team, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon. Irwin follows up her Rookie of the Year and Third Team All-CCC Selection in 2016 by being named one of six players on the All-CCC First Team in 2017.

Irwin played in 24 games, making 23 starts while averaging a team-high 16.2, 7.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.4 steals per game, all of which led the team. She finished the regular season ranked second in the conference in points per game, fifth in rebounds per game, first in steals per game and tied for first in assists per game.

She was named the CCC Player of the Week once this season after she tied program records in both points per game (36) and made free throws (16) in a 58-55 overtime victory over Gordon on Jan. 31.

Irwin and Curry finished the regular season with a 10-15 overall record, including 8-10 in the CCC. The Colonels qualified for the conference tournament as the sixth seed and will travel to three seed Western New England on Tuesday for a quarterfinal matchup at 7:00 p.m.

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