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Heistan and Blackburn Honored by Sunshine State Conference
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 03/03/2011
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WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 3, 2011) - Senior Amber Heistan and freshman Sarah Blackburn have been named to All-Sunshine State Conference teams, it was announced Thursday.

Heistan earned a spot on the All-SSC Second Team while Blackburn was named All-Freshman.

A Lima, Ohio native, Heistan ended the season second on the team with 11.2 points per game and added four rebounds a night. She tied the school record with 73, 3-pointers on the season and set the single game mark of seven in a Rollins win over Saint Leo. Her 21 points in that game also established a new career high. In just two years with the Tars, she drained 128 triples, ranking sixth on the Tars all-time 3-pointers list. Heistan saw action in all 57 games the past two seasons, starting 52.

Blackburn was the Tars' spark off the bench, averaging 8.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The Orlando native posted two double-doubles on the season and notched a career high 15 points against Lynn. She led the team in field goal percentage, shooting 51 percent from the floor.

Rollins had its season ended by Eckerd in the quarterfinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The Tars posted a record of 21-8, the third straight season with 20 or more victories.

2010-11 ALL-SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM
Emma Cannon, Florida Southern, Senior
Chelsea Johnson, Florida Southern, Senior
Gianna Messina, Tampa, Senior
Lynisha Nelson, Florida Tech, Senior
Stephanie Sarosi, Nova Southeastern, Senior

Player of the Year - Emma Cannon, Florida Southern
Defensive Player of the Year - Lynisha Nelson, Florida Tech
Freshman of the Year - Lindsey Watson, Tampa
Coach of the Year - Jarrod Olson, Florida Southern

SECOND TEAM
Taja Green, Tampa, Senior
Amber Heistan, Rollins, Senior
Ashley Lutz, Eckerd, Senior
Chelsea Patterson, Lynn, Senior
Abbie Tepe, Nova Southeastern, Senior

HONORABLE MENTION
Michaela Hawley, Florida Southern, Junior
Yvonne Houston, Barry, Junior
Kati Rausberg, Eckerd, Junior

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Sarah Blackburn, Rollins
Taylor Maldonado, Florida Southern
Lindsey Watson, Tampa
Jasmine Wilkins, Nova Southeastern
Chelsea Williams, Saint Leo


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