|14 Celeste Stewart|
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)
Brinty Edwards tallied a season-high 20 points in the setback
The Pirates and Golden Hurricane will go head-to-head March 15, at 1:30 p.m. (ET)
As a Junior (2011-12): Was the only Pirate to start all 31 contests ... Paced the squad in minutes played (836), minutes played per game (27.0), assists (106), assist/turnover ratio (1.2) and was second in steals (50) ... Ranked fourth in Conference USA in assists per game and assist/turnover ratio ... One of seven members of the team to average at least 20 minutes played ... Set numerous career bests in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament against Tulsa (3/7), including points (18), free throws made (eight) and free throw attempts (eight) as she helped East Carolina become the first No. 11 seed to earn a victory since 2003 ... Dished out a career-best nine assists at Marshall (2/26) ... Pulled down a personal-high nine rebounds in the home finale victory over Southern Miss (3/1) ... Scored in double figures six times ... Picked up 20 steals in the first seven games of the campaign, including seven versus St. Andrew's (11/13) ... Knocked down two three-point field goals in a contest nine times and in four-straight games from Feb. 12-23 ... Drained a career-high six field goals against UTEP (1/18).
As a Sophomore (2010-11):Played in all 31 games and made 21 starts - the fifth-most on the squad ... Produced the top assist to turnover ratio for ECU at 1.6 (76 assists/49 turnovers) which was the third-highest among Conference USA players ... Ranked second team-wise in total assists (76) ... One of six Pirates to average at least 20 minutes played per contest ... Started the final 16 games of the season, 14 of which were in league play, while also earning a starting nod against No. 8 UCLA ... Began the season hitting her first seven free throws ... Scored in double figures on three occasions against UNC Wilmington (11/19) and in consecutive league tilts at Marshall (2/3) and Memphis (2/6) ... Dished out five assists four times ... Grabbed a career-best six rebounds in the win at Hawai'i (12/21) ... Played a career-best 34 minutes against Rice (1/16), helping East Carolina to its first league win of the season ... Enjoyed a career day against the Tigers at FedExForum, going 5-for-7 from the field and knocking down a personal-high three triples to end up with 13 points.
As a Freshman (2009-10):Scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in her Lady Pirate debut in the season opener against Charlotte (11/13) ... Netted six points and distributed three assists against Western Carolina (11/15) ... Collected two points and handed out an assist against UNC Wilmington (11/19) ... Played six minutes at American (11/22) ... Notched 10 points and picked up five steals against Bethune-Cookman (11/27) ... Scored two points and collected two assists in six minutes against Towson (11/28) ... Played eight minutes against VCU (12/2) ... Played 21 minutes at Gardner-Webb (12/5) ... Scored two points in nine minutes at Hampton (12/12) ... Netted seven points and handed out four assists against Houston-Baptist (12/19), playing a career-high 22 minutes ... Contributed seven minutes of playing time off the bench at South Florida (12/20) ... Played seven minutes against UMBC (12/28) ... Scored six points against Binghamton (12/29) ... Netted two points and recorded two steals against Marshall (1/4) ... Collected five points while matching her career high with four rebounds against Southern Miss (1/8) ... Recorded two steals in five minutes against UCF (1/10) ... Scored four points and pulled down three rebounds at Houston (1/15) ... Dished out two assists and corralled three rebounds at Rice (1/17) ... Led the team with a career-high five assists at SMU (1/23) to go along with four points ... Scored four points against UAB (1/28) ... Recorded two steals against Memphis (1/30) ... Played four minutes at Southern Miss (2/4) ... Scored eight points on 3-for-5 shooting from the field at UCF (2/6) ... Netted five points against UTEP (2/11) ... Scored three points against Tulane (2/13) ... Earned her second career start against Tulsa (2/21) ... Recorded a point, two rebounds, a block, an assist and a steal at UAB (2/25) ... Scored four points and registered three assists at Memphis (2/27) ... Hit 3-for-3 from the field, 1-1 from beyond the arc and 2-for-2 from the free throw line to end up with nine points at Marshall (3/3) ... Netted double figures with 10 points and hit all four of her free throws in the C-USA Tournament first round game against Southern Miss (3/8) ... Scored four points and grabbed a rebound in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals vs. Memphis (3/9) ... Played 22 minutes, scored seven points and picked up five rebounds in the C-USA Tournament semifinals against Tulane (3/10) ... Contributed six points at Drexel (3/19) in the first round of the WNIT ... Netted eight points to go along with four rebounds in the WNIT second round contest at Maryland (3/21).
At Butler High School:Played AAU basketball with the Peach State Elite and Tar Heel Elite clubs and was ranked 17th in North Carolina in scoring with 19.3 points per game ... Helped Butler to the 2006 North Carolina 4A state title ... Picked up numerous accolades as an upperclassman, including Southwestern Conference Player-of-the-Year, Second-Team All-State, News and Observer All-Region Team, Charlotte Weekly Girl's Basketball Super Team, Elite Basketball Player-of-the-Month (March), North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) All-District and Carolina's Scouting Report Top 25 All-Region Team honors.
Personal: Born Celeste April Stewart on April 28, 1991 in Charlotte, N.C. ... Daughter of Clarence and April Stewart ... Brother Shaun is a freshman on the North Carolina A&T football team ... Majoring in recreational therapy.