For Immediate Release: December 5, 2005
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Kurpniece named America East Conference Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week

Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Sophomore center Laine Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia) has been named the America East Conference Co-Player of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4. She shares the award with Brittnie Hughes of UMBC.

Kurpniece averaged 17.7 ppg and 10.3 rpg on the week as she guided the Bearcats to victories over La Salle and Marshall. Her best outing of the week came as she scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in leading Binghamton to an 84-70 win over La Salle on Wednesday.

This is the second time in her career that Kurpniece has received a weekly honor from the America East Conference. She was named the Rookie of the Week for Feb. 22-28, 2005.

Binghamton (3-3) hosts Lehigh on Thursday at 7 p.m.


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