Athlete of the Week March 14, 2012

by Published: Mar 15, 2012

Tricia Principe: The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on ath­letic per­for­mance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu. Torch File Photo

Tricia Principe


FSU Women’s Basketball

Kalamazoo/Mattawan High School

Bulldog senior guard Tricia Principe was selected as this issue’s “Athlete of the Week” for her out­stand­ing per­for­mance this sea­son as she helped the team to a GLIAC North Division Championship and an NCAA Tournament appear­ance. For her efforts, she recently claimed All-GLIAC Second Team recognition.

This sea­son Principe became only the 15th player in school his­tory to reach 1,000 career points. She ranked sec­ond on the team in scor­ing as she aver­aged 11.5 points per game this cam­paign. A four-year con­trib­u­tor for the Bulldogs, Principe is also FSU’s all-time leader in career free throw percentage.

Principe played her final game in an FSU uni­form dur­ing the regional semi­fi­nals along­side fel­low senior guards Lindsey Pettit and Kelsey DeNoyelles. In her final col­le­giate con­test, Principe scored nine points as the Bulldogs suf­fered a 71–57 loss to Wisconsin-Parkside. FSU fin­ished the sea­son with a 23–7 over­all record, which matches the school record set in 2006-07 for most wins in a season.