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Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Guru Report: Temple Dominates Big Five Awards

(Guru's note: Since it didn't take in order, though you wouldn't know that, the Guru switches gears to say above this post is one on the news of the day highlighted by South Carolina extending Dawn Staley's contract three years.
By Mel Greenberg

  PHILADELPHIA
-- Temple dominated the Big 5 postseason women's awards after sweeping to the City Series season with a 4-0 record.

  The Owls have now won five outright titles at 4-0 each and shared one crown with St. Joseph's at 3-1 in six of the last seven seasons.

 Villanova won the title last season.

 The banquet is Tuesday, April 19 at Drexelbrook in Delaware County, though with the release Friday of all the winners nothing is left for suspense as far as the individual awards.

 Drexel actually had the same 4-0 record against the same opponents as Temple when the Dragons began the season on their nonconference portion of the schedule.

 However, Drexel is not considered part of the official Big 5 family, though the Dragons do get invited at times to Big 5 events. Temple and Drexel did not play each other this season and though the Guru suggested an informal summer game as part of the Dept. of Recreation action, it is probably not feasible under NCAA rules.

 Temple coach Tonya Cardoza made it three-for-three as Big Five coach of the year since being hired by the Owls in July 2008.

  Cardoza was also picked as the Atlantic 10 coach of the year.

  Newcomer Shey Peddy, a junior transfer who grew up in Cardoza's hometown of Roxbury, Mass., was named the player of the year in the vote by coaches and select media.

   Temple also placed three players on the all-Big 5 first team: Peddy, junior Kristen McCarthy, who was the Big 5 player of the year last season; and senior Qwedia Wallace. Penn freshman Alyssa Baron, also the freshman of the year recipient, also made the first team, as did La Salle senior Ashley Gale, who was also voted the most improved player.

  St. Joseph's Katie Kuester won the sportsmanship award to round out individual honors.

  The All-Big 5 second team consisted of Villanova's Laura Sweeney and Landsay Kimmel, a junior and transfer from Temple; St. Joseph's Kuester and Michelle Baker and La Salle freshman Jess Koci.

  All-Academic honors, which go to one from each school, went to Marli Bennett (Temple); Emily Suhey (Villanova); Chelsea Connor (La Salle); Caroline Nicholson (Penn) and Shelby Smith (St. Joseph's).

      St. Joseph's Poastseason Banquet

  The Guru did say he would catch up with the Hawks awards at their banquet on Wednesday night and now that an email arrived, the winners are:

   Most Valuable Player: Michelle Baker
   Chris Dijulia Inspirational Player: Dominique Bryant
   Offensive Player and Loyalty/Leadership: Katie Kuester
    Most Improved and Patricia Ryan Unsung Hero: Kelly Cavallo
    Roosevelt Hunter Community Service: Mireia Vila
    Reverend Emory  Ross Academic Excellence: Shelby Smith.

  Additionally, assistant coach Stephanie McCaffrey (nee Graff) was inducted into the St. Joseph's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

 -- Mel

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