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Kaitlynn Fratz Named WVIAC Freshman of the Year - 02/26/12

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Kaitlynn Fratz Tabbed WVIAC Freshman of the Year
     02/26/12...Pitt-Johnstown freshman guard Kaitlynn Fratz (Accident, MD) was named the 2011-12 WVIAC Women's Basketball Freshman of the Year by the league's coaches when this year's all-conference honors were released on Sunday.  In adddition, Fratz also garnered First-Team All-WVIAC accolades and was selected to the WVIAC All-Freshman Team... (Full WVIAC Release)
     Fairmont State (WV) University junior guard Kaitlin Snyder has been named the WVIAC’s Player of the Year, while Concord (WV) University’s Kenny Osborne was named the Coach of the Year.
     Fratz concluded her rookie season as the league's sixth-best scorer at 17.4 points per game on her way to leading the Lady Cats to the No. 7 seed in the upcoming WVIAC Tournament.  Her 1.77 steals per per game ranked her 12th, and her 1.65 3-point field goals per game put her 14th in the conference standings.  Fratz earned WVIAC Player of the Week honors on Dec. 20.
     Recently named an Academic All-American, Snyder picked-up three WVIAC Player of the Week accolades on the year.  She finished second in the WVIAC with her 21.8 points per contest.  The native of Charleston, W.Va., ranks fourth in steals (2.50) and made three-point baskets (2.46/game), while her 4.31 assists per game are sixth in the WVIAC.  She is also sixth in three-point percentage (38.1 percent) and seventh in free-throw percentage at 79.4 percent.  Snyder’s assist-to-turnover ratio is seventh best (1.45).
     Osborne, the WVIAC Coach of the Year, guided Concord to a second-place finish after posting a 21-5
overall mark, including an 18-4 record against league competition.  The award is the second for Osborne, who also took home the honor in 2003.  Osborne coached three student-athletes that picked up all-conference
accolades.

2011-12 First Team All-WVIAC
Kayla Ayers (West Liberty, Sr., G, 6-0, Parkersburg, W. Va.)
Lydia Bridenbaugh (WV Wesleyan, Sr., G, 5-10, Chillicothe, Ohio)
Jolysa Brown (Concord, Sr., C, 6-0, Hinton, W. Va.)
Kaitlynn Fratz (Pitt-Johnstown, Fr., G, 5-4, Accident, Md.)
Jamie Kaufman (WV Wesleyan, Sr., F, 6-1, Damascus, Md.)
Mishae Miles (Glenville State, Sr., Fr, 6-0, Chicago, Ill.)
Erika Rousculp (Charleston, So., C, 6-2, Worthington, Ohio)
Kaitlin Snyder (Fairmont State, Jr., G, 5-7, Charleston, W. Va.)
Tenisha Wilson (Glenville State, Sr., G, 5-9, Chicago, Ill.)

2011-12 Second-Team All-WVIAC
Camisha Alexander (Concord, Sr., G, 5-4, Beckley, W. Va.)
Paige Alviani (Seton Hill, So., G, 5-8, Hopewell, Pa.)
Andrea Bertrand (Concord, So., F., 5-11, Midlothian, Va.)
Katie Biggs (Shepherd, Sr., G, 5-9, Sykesville, Md.)
Emily Daniel (Shepherd, Jr., G, 5-8, Beaver, W. Va.)
Hillary Southworth (West Liberty, So., G, 5-10, Twinsburg, Ohio)
Page Turner (Davis & Elkins, Jr., G, 5-6, Poquoson, Va.)
Danielle Woodmore (Glenville State, Sr., G, 5-5, Louisville, Ky.)

2011-12 Honorable Mention All-WVIAC
Amber Avery (Ohio Valley, Sr., F, 5-9, Novi, Mich.)
Jasmine Blanton (WV State, Jr., G, 5-8, Toledo, Ohio)
Charlene Diggs (Bluefield State, Jr., G, 5-5, Beckley, W. Va.)
Hailey Garrett (Fairmont State, Fr., F, 6-0, Fairmont, W. Va.)
Jorden Lykes (Davis & Elkins, So., F, 5-10, Prince George, Va.)
Amanda Peoples (Alderson-Broaddus, Jr., G/F, 5-9, Morgantown, W. Va.)
Cassy Sanderson (Wheeling Jesuit, Sr., G, 5-8, Elizabeth, Pa.)

2011-12 WVIAC All-Freshman Team
Gabby Flinchum (Shepherd, C, 6-3, North Potomac, Md.)
Kaitlynn Fratz (Pitt-Johnstown, G, 5-4, Accident, Md.)
Hailey Garrett (Fairmont State, F, 6-0, Fairmont, W. Va.)
Emily Lohr (Fairmont State, F, 6-1, Stoystown, Pa.)
Emily Robinson (Wheeling Jesuit, G, 5-6, Circleville, Ohio)

Player of the Year:
Kaitlin Snyder, Fairmont State

Freshman of the Year:
Kaitlynn Fratz, Pitt-Johnstown

Coach of the Year:
Kenny Osborne, Concord