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Photo Courtesy BGSU Athletic Department Stephanie (Coe) DeSalvio was a four-year letterwinner for the Falcons. Originally cut from the team as a freshman walk-on, she finished her BGSU tenure ranked second in school history in career scoring, and ninth in Mid-American Conference annals, with 1,363 points. That total now ranks eighth in school history, and her average of 13.4 points per game ranks fourth in BGSU history.

Stephanie Coe - Photo Courtesy BGSU Athletic Dept. DeSalvio, a native of Utica, Mich., averaged 3.6 points as a reserve her freshman year, but led the team in scoring as a sophomore with 14.7 points per game en route to earning All-MAC honorable mention. In the classroom, she earned selection to the Academic All-MAC First Team, the first of three consecutive years she would win that honor.

DeSalvio again earned honorable-mention all-league honors as a junior, averaging 13.4 points as the Falcons finished second in the league. As a senior in 1986-87, she upped her scoring average to 18.8 points, earning All-MAC First-Team honors in the process. DeSalvio helped third-year coach Fran Voll's squad to a 27-3 overall mark and a perfect 16-0 slate in the MAC. DeSalvio was the MVP of the MAC Tournament, scoring 31 and 24 points, respectively, in the Falcons' two wins. The last two of those points came on a foul-line jumper with just five seconds remaining, providing the winning points in a 63-62 triumph over Central Michigan and the team's first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. The 31 points against Kent State in the tournament stood as the single game record until Lori Albers broke that mark with 34 against the Golden Flashes in 1993.

That year, in addition to her academic all-conference honors, DeSalvio became the first Falcon women's basketball student-athlete to earn Academic All-America First-Team honors.

(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, August 13, 2001.)

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