March 18, 2010

ECAC All-Star Honors for SUNYIT and Cazenovia's Basketball Players

For the North Eastern Athletic Conference, the ECAC awards are just added recognition for three very deserving student-athletes.  SUNYIT's David Golembiowski was selected at the ECAC All-Stars Upstate Player of the Year as well as receiving First Team honors.   Cazenovia's Colleen Clarke received ECAC All-Star Upstate First Team selections while SUNYIT's Tamara Williams received Second Team honors in the same region.

David Golembiowski

The awards continue to roll in for SUNYIT junior David Golembiowski (Barneveld, NY/Holland Patent), as he was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Upstate Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and also selected to the Upstate All-Star first team for the second year in a row.

The two honors come a day after Golembiowski was named to the D3Hoops.com All-East Region First Team.  He was also named the North Eastern Athletic Conference Player of The Year for the second straight season and was also an All-Conference First Team selection for the second consecutive season.  Golembiowski also entered the season as a D3Hoops.com Preseason All-American and won two NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week awards on the year. 

The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter had a phenomenal year, as he led the team in points (21.1), rebounds (10.3) and blocks (3.0) per game and free throw percentage (.794), while being second in field goal percentage (.501) and three-pointers made (72).  He also led the NEAC in both points and blocks and was second in rebounds, while currently ranking seventh in the nation in blocks per game, highlighted by his school-record nine blocks in one game.  Additionally, Golembiowski became the program's all-time leader in career rebounds and blocks this season, and also netted his 1,500th career point on the year to help him place second all time in that category.  

Colleen Clarke

Cazenovia College senior guard Colleen Clarke (Johnson City, NY) received another post-season honor Wednesday, being named a 2009-10 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Upstate First Team All-Star. 

The announcement comes just one day after Clarke was named first team all-region by D3hoops.com. The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Player of the Year and all-conference first team selection, Clarke is named an ECAC all-star for the first time.  Clarke was selected four times as NEAC Student-Athlete of the week this season and also was on the NEAC first team in 2008-2009.

Clarke led the NEAC with 22.6 points and 4.8 steals per game and also led the Wildcats in rebounding with 7.5 per contest. She holds Cazenovia career records with 1,910 points, 644 rebounds, 431 steals and 151 three-pointers.

Tamara Williams

A day after being named to the D3Hoops.com All-East Region Second Team, SUNYIT junior Tamara Williams (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) has been selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference All-Star Second Team.

The award caps off a sensational season for Williams, who was also named to the North Eastern Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team.  The 6-foot-1 center led the Lady Wildcats in rebounds (11.7) and blocks (2.0) per game, while being second in points per game (12.0) and shooting 43 percent from the field.  She also led the North Eastern Athletic Conference in blocks and was second in rebounds.  

Williams broke multiple records during the season, as she became the program's all-time leading rebounder on the same night that she grabbed a program-record 27 rebounds in one game, in which she also added 24 points to lead the Wildcats to an 89-75 victory over Cazenovia College on January 13.  It was one of two contests in which she grabbed 20+ rebounds, as she also posted a 23-point, 23-rebound effort in a last second 65-66 loss to Penn State Abington on February 20.  In total, she registered 12 double-doubles on the year, and also won one NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week award.

Williams, a team co-captain, will now enter her senior season second in program history in career blocks and fifth all-time in career points.  She led the team to a 15-11 overall record and an appearance in the NEAC Tournament Quarterfinals.

To view the entire ECAC Upstate Men’s Basketball All-Star Team, click here.
To view the entire ECAC Upstate Women’s Basketball All-Star Team, click here.