June 15, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington women's basketball player Cathy Joens has been awarded one of four postgraduate scholarships by the Atlantic 10 Conference, commissioner Linda Bruno announced Tuesday.
The Atlantic 10 annually awards four postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes who express an interest in continuing their education. In addition to Joens, other recipients were Sarah Morrow of Duquesne University, Peter Tawczynski of the University of Massachusetts, and Erin Treadway of the University of Dayton. This is the eighth season that a total of four recipients have been selected.
"The Atlantic 10 is proud to be able to provide opportunities for its student-athletes to continue their educations," says Bruno. "These young women and men are perfect examples of what college athletics is all about - attaining academic and athletic excellence. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors."
Joens was named All-America Honorable Mention by the Associated Press after the six-foot shooting guard from Irvine, CA led the Colonials in scoring at 19.4 for the season. She was one of only two players in the country to finish the season averaging more than 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals a game.
Joens helped the Colonials to the 2004 Atlantic 10 regular season title and a 22-8 record. She concluded her career ranked third on GW's all-time scoring list with 1,802 points and first in career three-point field goals made with 291. This season, she scored more than 20 points in a game 14 times and more than 30 points three times. She also set the single-game three-point field goals made record with eight versus Richmond earlier in the season. Joens finished this season in the top 15 of 10 categories kept by the Atlantic 10 including second in scoring average, first in three-point field goals made and third in steals.
The two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year was also named Student-Athlete of the Year by the A-10. She maintained a 3.28 undergraduate grade point average as an exercise science major, Joens won GW's Lynn George Outstanding Senior Woman Athlete Award and she is GW's nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year. Joens is currently enrolled in graduate school at George Washington, where she maintains a 4.00 gpa as she continues to pursue a master's degree in health promotion-disease prevention.
Cathy Joens received a postgraduate scholarship from the A-10.