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Holmes and Rebane Earn America East All-Conference Honors

Seniors Holmes (Second Team) and Rebane (Third Team) Honored Thursday Afternoon

March 1, 2012

Holmes and Rebane Earn America East All-Conference Honors

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior point guard Andrea Holmes and seniorforward Viive Rebane has been named all-conference for the 2011-12 America East women’s basketball season. Holmes was named to the second team while Rebane appeared on the third team as well as the all-academic team.

“I would like to congratulate Andrea and Viive on their All-Conference awards,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “They are both very deserving and have played a big part in the building of our program for the past four years.”

Holmes is the first Binghamton player during the program’s Division I era to be named all-conference four consecutive years. She was a third-team pick in 2009, a second-team selection as a sophomore and a first-team choice last year. In addition, she was the America East Rookie of the Year her freshman season.

Heading into the America East Tournament, Holmes ranks first in the America East with 14.6 points per game. It is the highest scoring average by a Binghamton player since Rachel Laws finished the 2003-04 season with 14.7 points per contest.

Rebane, meanwhile, makes her second straight all-conference appearance, having earned second-team honors last season. She is also the first Binghamton to earn two consecutive appearances on the America East Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team.

Currently, Rebane ranks sixth in the America East with 8.2 rebounds and is 13th with 10.2 points per game. She also ninth with 1.9 steals per game and third with 1.1 blocks per contest.

Holmes and Rebane have become two of the most prolific players in Binghamton program history. With 1,531 career points, Holmes ranked third all time while Rebane is 10th with 1,154 career points. Rebane also ranks second all time with 893 career rebounds, sixth with 201 steals and ninth with 225 career assists. Holmes, meanwhile, is tied for fourth all time with 443 assists and ranks eight with 198 steals.

Binghamton (12-17, 6-10 AE) will carry the No. 6 seed into the America East Tournament. The Bearcats take on No. 3 Hartford on Friday at 8:15 p.m. in a quarterfinals game.

NOTE: The voting for the all-conference teams was done by the nine conference head coaches. No one was allowed to vote for players from their own team.

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