Senior Celeste Stewart Earned Outstanding Player of the Year Award
Celeste Stewart drained 25 points, while Britny Edwards notched a double-double in the setback
ECU and WKU will go head-to-head on Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. (ET)
C-USA Sixth Player of the Year, Kristine Mial, leads four Pirates in double-figures with 17 points
The Pirates and Golden Hurricane will go head-to-head March 15, at 1:30 p.m. (ET)
As a Sophomore (2011-12): Made 27 starts in 31 games played ... Ranked first on the squad in three-point field goals made (41), second in steals (56), blocked shots (28) and three-point field goal percentage (.320) and third in scoring average (8.7 p/g) ... Will enter the 2012-13 campaign on a 10-game starting streak ... Placed eighth in three-point field goals made (1.3/g), 11th in blocked shots and 15th in steals among Conference USA players ... Scored in double figures 12 times ... Produced her first double-double in a Pirate uniform against Monmouth (11/30), scoring 16 points and corralling 11 rebounds to go along with five steals, four blocks and two assists ... Has drained at least one three-point field goal in 17 of her last 18 games ... Knocked down at least three triples in six contests ... Netted a team-best 17 points as well as three assists and two steals versus VCU (12/7) ... Scored 15 points to go along with nine rebounds, five steals and two blocks against Tulane (2/2) ... Tallied career highs in steals (8) and assists (5) at Marshall (2/26) and paced the squad with seven rebounds in the overtime victory.
As a Freshman (2010-11): Led the Cougars and was sixth in the nation in scoring at 21.8 points per game, earning her National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Second-Team All-America honors ... Paced Frederick to a 25-6 overall record and 10-3 ledger in the Maryland Junior College Conference (MJCC) as the Cougars reached the championship game of the Region XX Tournament ... FCC also began the season with a 14-game winning streak ... The First-Team All-MJCC honoree, in addition to her scoring output, averaged 9.8 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game while turning in a 51-percent shooting mark from the field and 80-percent showing at the free throw line ... Ended the season ranked second in the league in scoring and free throw percentage, third in blocks, fourth in steals and ninth in rebounding ... Also earned recognition just weeks into her collegiate career as she was named the MJCC Athlete-of-the-Month for November ... Originally signed with Colonial Athletic Association perennial powerhouse James Madison University before transferring to Frederick.
At Robert E. Lee High School: Earned all-state honorable mention honors and was named to the VirginiaPreps.com All-State Second Team as a senior, averaging 19.9 points and 14.0 rebounds while passing the 1,000 career point mark ... Was voted the most valuable player at the 2008 Northern Region Tournament as she helped lead Lee to the championship ... Is a two-time all-region first-team honoree and a three-time All-Patriot District First-Team selection and also garnered Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention as well as VirginiaPreps.com All-State Second-Team accolades in 2008 ... Was named Lee's offensive MVP after the 2008 season and earned team MVP honors in 2006 and 2008 before receiving the nod as team captain for the 2009 campaign ... Also received valuable experience in the AAU ranks as her Fairfax Stars team was the 2004 U12 national champion ... In the U13 ranks, Fairfax finished 13th nationally in 2005 and 16th in the U14 category in 2006 ... In addition to their national success, the Stars won the Potomac Valley Region championship in 2004-05 and were the runner-up in 2006 ... Additionally, Mial put in time with the James Lee Razorbacks AAU squad, helping it to a Potomac Valley Region runner-up showing in 2007 ... Proved to be a solid student as she was a consistent member of the honor roll at Robert E. Lee and a 2009 National Honor Roll inductee.
Personal: Born Kristine Mial on March 20, 1991 in Prince George's, Md. ... Daughter of Deborah Koester and Rudy Mial ... Majoring in sports studies with a minor in psychology.