Men's, Women's Hoops Earn ECC Honors
Sophomore basketball player Kayvon Roberts was named to the All-East Coast Conference (ECC) First Team. A starter in all 25 games played in the 2010-2011 season, he led NYIT in scoring, blocks, and free throw percentage. Roberts finished the season in the ECC's top five in scoring, top 15 in blocked shots and defensive rebounds, and top 20 in rebounding. On Feb. 14, he earned ECC Player of the Week accolades after compiling his first collegiate double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Senior Eric Rodriguez also picked up ECC All-Tournament Team honors. NYIT finished the year 13-15 overall and 10-11 in league play. As for the women's team, junior Cierra Baker and first-year student Demitra Apergis were recognized by the ECC this year. Baker earned All-First Team accolades and led the ECC in rebounding, steals, and double-doubles, and ranked in the top 15 in three other categories: scoring, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage. Apergis, who led the Bears with 79 assists for the season and averaged 7.2 points per game, was named to the All-Rookie Team.
ECC Welcomes New Member
The East Coast Conference (ECC) has expanded to include the University of the District of Columbia in the 2011-2012 academic year. The news was announced by NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., who chairs the ECC President's Council.
Bears Get in the Pinkzone
More than $500 was raised at NYIT's fourth annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association PinkZone game on Feb. 16. Donations were accepted in lieu of admission to the game, and PinkZone T-shirts were sold. The men's and women's basketball teams donned pink shoelaces and both teams, along with the cheerleading squad, wore pink tie-dye shirts during warm-up. The efforts benefited the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, named after the former North Carolina State