NEW ORLEANS (WAOW) - UW-Stevens Point basketball player Sam Barber
was honored Monday.
The university athletic department reports that the Pointer women's guard was named the 2013
State Farm/WBCA NCAA Division III Player of the Year.
The D.C. Everest alum accepted the award in News Orleans Monday.
"Obviously this is a huge accomplishment that says a lot about our
program and even more about Sam as a person," Pointers head coach Shirley Egner
was quoted as saying in the release. "To be named the National Player of the
Year is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Her competitive spirit and dedication
to improving her skill set every off season allowed our team to experience
success at an incredibly high level the past three years."
Barber adds the award to her already stand out career. The WBCA
First Team All-American earned the WIAC Player of the Year awards two years in
Starting all 30 games this year, she helped lead the Pointers to a
24-6 season and a sixth straight conference tournament title in 2013.
Barber joins Amanda Nechuta as the second player in the UWSP
women's basketball history to win the award.
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