VCU's Hopkins named CAA's Player of Year Mount St. Mary's women sweep NEC awards

March 02, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior forward Bernard Hopkins (Overlea), who had 16 double doubles in 29 games for Virginia Commonwealth, was voted Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball Player of the Year, the league announced yesterday.

Hopkins is first in the conference in rebounding (10.3 a game), third in field-goal accuracy (.566) and fourth in scoring (16.3 points a game). He is the first CAA player to get 400 points (473), 300 rebounds (300), 50 assists (64) and shooting 50 percent from the field in a season.

* NORTHEAST CONFERENCE: Mount St. Mary's, the regular-season women's champion for the seventh straight year, swept the 1995-96 individual awards.

Junior guard Amy Langville (Archbishop Spalding) was named Player of the Year, freshman Megan Gardiner was Newcomer of the Year and Bill Sheahan was Coach of the Year.

* WAKE FOREST: Basketball forward Antonio Jackson will not suit up for the 13th-ranked Demon Deacons for the rest of the year because of his transfer plans at the end of the season.

Jackson, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, had been concerned with his playing time, which had fallen from 14 minutes per game earlier in the year to five minutes per game in recent weeks.

* TOLEDO: Larry Gipson resigned as men's coach, effective after the season, and will become the school's interim assistant athletics director.

Gipson, 44, is 66-71 in five years, 16-12 this season.

* FRESNO STATE: Police said they won't press vandalism charges against basketball player Dominick Young for a hotel suite that was trashed and stripped of furnishings New Year's Eve.

* NEBRASKA: Former quarterback Tommie Frazier remained in the cardiovascular unit of a Lincoln hospital on Friday, five days after he was admitted for a sinus infection.

Priscilla Frazier said her son had been tired since the Jan. 2 Fiesta Bowl, but she declined to say what his medical condition was.

Dr. Deepak Gangahar said Frazier was making good progress and probably will be released by the middle of next week. He said Frazier, who led Nebraska to back-to-back national championships, has not had surgery during his stay at Bryan Memorial Hospital.

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