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CAC Announces Its Baseball And Basketball Award Winners For Feb. 23, 2009

Mary Washington senior baseball pitcher ANDREW COX (Orlando, Fla./Trinity), Mary Washington junior men's basketball center BRANDON ALTMANN (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and York women's basketball senior guard KELI WARD (Nottingham, Pa./Oxford) were selected as the CAC Athletes of the Week for Feb. 23, 2009.


Mary Washington senior pitcher ANDREW COX (Orlando, Fla./Trinity) was named the CAC Baseball Player of the Week after throwing a six-hit complete game victory over top-ranked Cortland State Saturday. Cox, now 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA this season, allowed a run on a pair of first-inning singles, then dominated the final eight innings. He walked four, struck out five and allowed just one hit in the final five innings for the undefeated Eagles.



Mary Washington junior center BRANDON ALTMANN (Vienna, Va./James Madison) was named CAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week after posting a pair of double-doubles and leading the third-place Eagles to a pair of wins, including a one-point mid-week decision over second-place Wesley. Altmann drained 7-of-11 attempts against Wesley on the way to 21 points, including the game-winning hoop with six seconds left, and 17 rebounds. Saturday against Stevenson, He added 25 scores on 8-of-15 shooting and collected 14 boards. Altmann has double-doubles in four-straight games and 14 this season.

SPECIAL MENTION: St. Mary's sophomore guard ALEX FRANZ (Baltimore, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) sparked the defending CAC champion Seahawks to the win in their only game of the week, the showdown for first place against visiting Wesley. Franz poured in a game and career-high 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting, dished out a game-best seven assists and added six boards and three steals as SMC clinched the top seed in the 2009 CAC playoffs.



York senior guard KELI WARD (Nottingham, Pa./Oxford) was named the CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 19.5 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 2.0 blocks and shooting 55.6% from the field (45.5% from three-point range) in leading the Spartans to a pair of victories and the 2008-09 regular-season title. Ward helped seventh-ranked YCP extend its win streak to 24 games and become the first team in conference history to go 16-0 by scoring a game-high 24 points, along with five assists, five steals and four rebounds in a "Senior Night" victory over second-place Marymount.