DURHAM, N.H. -- Orsi Farkas (Budapest, Hungary), a senior center at the University of New Hampshire, was named to the GTE Academic All-District I Women's Basketball Team this week.
Farkas, who has a 3.93 GPA as a business administration major, leads UNH in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounds (7.8 rpg) and minutes (32.7 mpg), as well as both field goals made (139) and attempted (273) and both free throws made (80) and attempted (120). She is also second on the team in assists (57) and third in steals (36).
Farkas has attained a number of career milestones this season, including her 500th rebound and 500th field goal. Her season highlights also include a 30-point, 16-rebound performance against Vermont (Jan. 8) and a 35-point, 10-rebound effort against Delaware (Jan. 27).
She is ranked fourth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,375 points; Farkas is also fifth in blocks (45), sixth in rebounds (610) and eighth in steals (150). She is the only player whose name can be found in the top 10 of all four of those statistics.
Her academic accomplishments include being named America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1999 and to the conference Academic Honor Roll all three years.
Farkas is joined on the All-District I Team by Karalyn Church (Vermont), Chrissy Vozab (Providence College) and Melissa Johnson and Laela Sturdy of Harvard. The team is selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and its members are now eligible for selection to the GTE Academic All-America Team, which will be announced March 16.
UNH has a 12-12 record this season that includes a 7-8 America East mark. The Wildcats are on the road this week as they play Northeastern on Feb. 24 and Boston University on Feb. 26 (1 p.m.).