Led by second-year head coach Joe Jones, the Boston University menís basketball team enters the 2012-13 season seeking its third postseason berth in the last four years. The Terriers return three starters, including Preseason All-Conference honoree D.J. Irving who led the league last season in assists at 5.4 apg.
Led by ninth-year head coach Kelly Greenberg, the Boston University womenís basketball team returns 10 letterwinners, including three starters from last yearís 23-9 squad that advanced to the first round of the WNIT. The Terriers will host a combined six non-conference opponents in November and December.
Led by senior captain Wade Megan, the Boston University menís ice hockey team will play 18 contests at home this season, starting off with an exhibition game against the University of Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 7. Click here to purchase season tickets.
This past summer, Boston University formally accepted an invitation to move 20 of its 25 teams to the Patriot League on July 1, 2013 for the 2013-14 season. Formed as an all-sport conference in 1990-91, the league features American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy .
Located within Boston University's impressive $225-million John Hancock Student Village, Agganis Arena is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment center. A 290,000-square foot premier venue, it serves as home for the hockey and basketball teams and also for many other events, including past concerts by Carrie Underwood and Kings of Leon.
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2012, 2011 America East All-Tournament Team 2011 America East All-Conference Second Team 2011 America East All-Rookie Team America East Rookie of the Week (5/3/11)
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
Named to America East All-Tournament team ... Started 56 games at catcher ... Batted .235 on the season with 40 hits, including seven home runs and six doubles ... Second on the team with 30 RBIs ... Scored 18 runs ... Limited opposing runners to just 32 stolen bases in 47 attempts ... Recorded 10 multiple hit games and eight multiple RBI games ... Tallied two hits in season opener against Illinois State (Feb. 24) ... Totaled two hits, including an RBI double, against then No. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 25) ... Accounted for three RBIs in win over Memphis with two hits, including a two-run homer (March 4) ... Drove in two runs off a pair of singles and a homer in 4-3 win against Fordham (March 13) ... Swung for a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning in 3-2 win over Florida A&M (March 16) ... Hit homer in second straight game with a solo shot against Illinois (March 16) ... Blasted an RBI double down the left field line in win against Coastal Carolina (March 17) ... Posted three hits and a pair of RBIs in win at Bryant (March 21) ... Homered in conference opening win against Binghamton (March 24) ... Led BU to victory with grand slam in the top of the fifth inning in 13-2 win at Albany (April 14) ... Knocked a solo shot to left field in 7-3 win over Albany in America East tournament (May 12) ... Drove in a pair of runs with a double to right field in win over Albany in America East championship game (May 13) ... Scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth then drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 13th with an RBI single in 4-3 extra-inning win over Iona in NCAA Regionals (May 19).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
Named to America East All-Conference Second Team and All-Rookie Team ... Member of America East All-Tournament team ... Appeared in every game ... Scored 23 runs and batted in 29 runs ... Hit 10 doubles and five home runs ... Drove in four runs against Albany (April 30) ... Hit two doubles against Harvard (March 22) ... Named AE Rookie of the Week (May 2).
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
A three-time all-conference first team honoree and was twice named an All-State Honorable Mention ... As a senior, was the All-Area Player of the Year and a First Team All-Northern Conference selection ... Her team was a 4A District Qualifier as a sophomore and junior ... Plays for the TC Stars in the summer, which is coached by Stephanie Klaviter ... A multi-sport athlete, was a four-year letterman in basketball and soccer ... Final decision came down to Boston University and Northwestern.
Born on May 19, 1992 ... Daugher of Dale and Anna Ekart ... Has six siblings: Todd, Drew, Jill, Krynn, Sarah and Emily ... Comes from an athletic family as her mother Anna played basketball, softball and swimming at the University of Nebraska-Kearne ... Her brother, Todd, played football at the Concordia University Nebrask ... Her brother Drew played football and baseball at Concordia ... Her sister Krynn ran on the track team at Concordia ... Enrolled in the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation, majoring in health sciences.