For Immediate Release: January 17, 2005
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BU women's basketball player Sario named America East Rookie of Week
Freshman keys back-to-back Bearcats victories with 24 points

America East Release

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Binghamton University women's basketball guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) has been named America East co-Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday. It is the first collegiate honor for the 6-foot-1 freshman, who has scored in double figures four straight games and has led the Bearcats to back-to-back America East wins.

Sario was also instrument in both of Binghamton’s conference victories last week. She had 12 points in both games and also had seven rebounds and three assists against New Hampshire on Saturday. In the past eight games, Sario has averaged 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Against America East Conference opponents this season, she is averaging 10.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

"Laura played a key role in our two victories last week," head coach Rich Conover said. "She continues to really improve."

Sario and the Bearcats are in action Tuesday at Stony Brook in the America East TV Game of the Week. That game will be broadcast on Fox Sports New York, New England and Fox College Sports, as well as the Empire Sports Network.


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