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Colonials Break Into Mid-Major Top-25

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Pittsburgh -- The Robert Morris University women’s basketball team broke into the Women’s Mid-Major Top-25 for the first time with the poll’s release Tuesday night. The Colonials are off to the best start in program history winning seven of their first eight games including a pair of Northeast Conference victories over the weekend.

After receiving votes in each of the previous two week’s polls, the Colonials surged into 24th position in the most recent rankings. Robert Morris received 60 votes in the Dec. 6 poll and is the only NEC squad in the top 25.

The Colonials (7-1, 2-0 NEC) have five players averaging double-digit scoring led by sophomore Artemis Spanou (Rhodes, Greece / Nea Smyrni (Greek National Team)) at 15.3 points per game. She also leads the squad averaging 9.8 rebounds. She has recorded three double-doubles in eight games and has scored 20 or more points in four games.

Senior Mary Durojaye (London, England / Barking Abbey (English National Team)) also has three double-doubles. The 6-1 forward is shooting 54.4 percent from the floor while averaging 9.1 boards a contest. Junior point guard Briannica Tye (Aurora, Ill. / West Aurora (Mineral Area)) adds 11.3 points while junior guards April Williams (Bronx, N.Y. / Murry Bergtraum (Monroe College)) and Josette Campbell (London, England / Notre Dame Prep (Northwest Florida State)) chip in10.3 and 10.1 points per contest.

Robert Morris looks to continue its hot start Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lehigh. The Colonials and Mountain Hawks are slated to tip-off at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.