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RMU's Artemis Spanou earns NEC player of the year honor

| Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:27 p.m.

Robert Morris junior forward Artemis Spanou was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year to lead area women's players who received postseason recognition Thursday.

Spanou, who also earned NEC first-team honors, leads the nation in rebounding (15.5 rpg) and double-doubles (26).

RMU freshman guard Ashley Ravelli was named the NEC Rookie of the Year and joined freshman guard Lou Mataly on the all-rookie team.

Duquesne senior guard Jocelyn Floyd, who led the nation in steals, was named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year. Teammate Wumi Agunbiade earned A-10 first-team honors, and guard April Robinson made the all-rookie team.

Pitt sophomore guard Brianna Kiesel earned honorable mention in the Big East.

West Virginia junior Christal Caldwell was named all-Big 12 first-team. Other WVU players honored were senior Ayana Dunning (honorable mention), junior Jess Harlee (all-defensive) and guard Bria Holmes (all-freshman).

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