ATTY BOYER EARNS HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG SKY HONORS
OGDEN, Utah - Sacramento State junior forward Atty Boyer was named honorable mention all-Big Sky, as voted by the leagues coaches and announced today by the conference.
Boyer, a native Sacramentan, led the Hornets in scoring (12.6 points per game) and rebounding (7.3 rebounds per game) in her third season in the Green and Gold. She collected six double-doubles on the season, including a stretch of five straight during conference play, where she averaged 19.4 points and 12 rebounds per game.
She posted her career-high with 26 points against Pacific on Dec. 11, while scoring 24 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, and providing the game-winner against Northern Colorado on Jan. 31. Boyer eclipsed double-figures in scoring on 18 occasions, including nine of the Hornets first 10 games. Each time she surpassed 10 rebounds, she collected a double-double. Boyer also led the squad in field goals made (126), field goals attempted (273), free throws made (84), free throws attempted (112), and blocks (16).
"I'm really excited both for Atty and our program," head coach Dan Muscatell said. "The honor, especially this year with the depth in the Big Sky, says something for the effort that Atty put in all season. Her play, especially considering she competed for the entire conference season with a torn meniscus in her knee, was worthy of recognition."
Boyer became the fourth Hornet to be honored by the conference in as many years. Assistant coach Kim Sheehy was named Big Sky Newcomer of the Year, as well as a first team selection in 2004-05, before earning honorable mention honors in both 2005-06 and 2006-07. Former Hornets Cindy Alldrin (first team) and Stephanie Cherry (honorable mention) were also honored during the 2005-06 season.
Idaho State senior center Natalie Doma was named Big Sky MVP, and she was joined on the first team by senior guards Rebecca Mercer (Montana State) and Andrea Lightfoot (Idaho State), senior forward Sara Tuomi (Weber State), junior guard Mandy Morales (Montana) and sophomore guard Claire Faucher (Portland State).