Suffolk University Women's Basketball junior Jacqueline Vienneau (Salem, N.H.) was a second team All-Conference selection by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) for the 2011- 12 season.
Vienneau has started all 27 games this season for the Rams averaging a team-high in minutes played with 32 per game. Her 12.8 points per game leads the Rams while she is also the team leader with 115 total assists. Her 4.3 assists per game average is third among all players in the GNAC, while that total ranks 65th among all players in NCAA Division-III Women's Basketball players.
In GNAC contests this season, Vienneau averaged 14.7 points per game, the tenth highest total in the league, while she shot a team-best 42.9 percent from the field. She also averaged 2.7 steals per game in GNAC contests, which was the fourth highest total in the conference and was the Rams' top defender with 58 total steals.
On February 18, 2012 Vienneau reached a career milestone as she recorded her 300th career assist in a game against St. Joseph College (CT). Vienneau fed senior Mary Garon (Auburn, N.H.) at the 14:45 mark for a three-point play en route to a82-67 Suffolk victory. Vienneau nearly missed a triple-double in that contest as she finished the day with 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Vienneau became the lone Suffolk University Women's Basketball player in program history to achieve the milestone and 15th player in GNAC history to record it. Lisa Belmonth (2001-04) of Norwich University holds the all-time conference mark with 561 career assists.
Earlier in the season on February 1, 2012 Vienneau hit her 100th career three-point field goal as she has now made 117 shots from behind the arc in her career.
In three seasons with the Rams, Vienneau has appeared in 78 games averaging 11.2 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game and has 309 total assists. She has scored a total of 872 points and collected 367 rebounds. She is on pace to become Suffolk's 11th women's basketball player to reach the 1,000 career point club, and eighth player to reach 500 career rebounds. If she were to reach milestones in career points, rebounds and assists she would be in exclusive company as Brianne Bognanno '02 (Emmanuel), Iman Davis '10 (Emmanuel) and Jess Mellen '10 (Rivier) are the only other players in GNAC history to achieve all three.
Suffolk holds an 18-9 overall record and finished fourth in the GNAC with a 10-3 league mark. The Rams advanced to the GNAC Semifinals before falling to eventual league champions Emmanuel College. Suffolk earned their sixth consecutive bid into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division-III New England Women's Basketball Tournament. The fifth-seeded Rams will travel to Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday February 29 for a 7:00pm tipoff with the Chargers in the eight-team single elimination regional tournament.
2012 ALL CONFERENCE TEAMS
Meghan Kirwan Emmanuel Sr Melrose, MA
Fiona O'Dwyer Emmanuel Jr Stamford, CT
Deanna Purcell Rivier Fr Hudson, NH
Amandra Purcell Rivier Sr Hudson NH
Ashley Geel Saint Joseph's (ME) Sr St.George, ME
Olivia Dinucci Emerson Jr Pittsburgh, PA
Shannon Wood Mount Ida Sr Gorham ME
Gorham, Aliah Curry Norwich Fr Windsor, MA
Megan McDevitt Saint Joseph's (ME) Sr Cumberland, ME
Jacqueline Vienneau Suffolk Jr Salem, NH
Lianna Carrero Albertus Magnus So Hamden, CT
Bianca Brown Albertus Magnus Sr West Haven, CT
Jenna Juron Johnson & Wales So Burnt Hills, NY
Therline Dumeran Pine Manor Sr Cambridge, MA
Mary Hyde Saint Joseph (CT) So Derby, CT
Player of the Year: Meghan Kirwan Emmanuel
Rookie of the Year: Deanna Purcell Rivier
Def. Player of the Year: Jeileen Rivera Mount Ida
Coach of the Year: Paul Williams Rivier
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