Greensboro Colleges’s Eccles an SI “Face in the Crowd”

Greensboro College’s Dione Eccles (Clemmons, NC/West Forsyth) is featured in the current issue (March 24) of Sports Illustrated. Eccles’ head shot photograph, and her recent basketball exploits appear in SI’s popular “Faces in the Crowd” section.

A junior guard, Eccles set a USA south record with 54 points in a conference semifinal game vs. Ferrum. A first team all conference selection, Eccles was also named the USAS tournament’s MVP. She averaged 20.2 points and led GC to a berth in the NCAA playoffs. Earlier this week, she was named to the D3Hoops.com regional third team.

Eccles becomes the second Greensboro College student-athlete to appear in Faces in the Crowd. The first was Pride volleyball Katie Smith in December of 2005.

You can purchase a copy of Sports Illustrated at most bookstores. This week’s cover features “March Madness.”

Additionally, you can view the column at: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/scorecard/faces/2008/03/24/