Senior Meghan Black and junior Matt Pepdjonovic scored their 1,000th career points for the women’s and men’s basketball teams respectively this season, joining an elite group of Rams who have reached the milestone over the years.
All-Conference standout for men
Pepdjonovic, a second-team All-Conference selection of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference for the 2011-12 season, reached his career milestone on Jan. 17, becoming the 26th player in Suffolk's 66-year Men's Basketball program history to do so.
Pepdjonovic started all 25 games this season for the Rams, averaging 17 points per game. He averaged 13.6 rebounds per game, leading all players in the GNAC and most NCAA Division-III Men's Basketball players in the nation.
Pepdjonovic was dynamic on both sides of the court, recording points and rebounds double-doubles in 21 of 25 contests for the Rams, the second highest total in NCAA Division-III Men's Basketball. His 3.2 blocked-shots-per-game average (80 total) is the fifth best mark in the country and tops in the league.
Pepdjonovic was a first-team All-Conference selection for the 2010-11 season by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, and in 2009-10, he was named GNAC Rookie of the Year, while also garnering 3rd team All-Conference honors.
Making history for women's basketball
Black became the 10th Suffolk University Women's Basketball player and the 44th player in Great Northeast Athletic Conference history to score 1,000 points on Feb. 23 as the Rams lost to Emmanuel College in the GNAC semifinals.
Black needed 13 points to reach the milestone entering the playoff game and achieved the mark with 31 seconds remaining on the clock. She finished the evening with 14 points.
Kathleen Norton is the Rams’ all-time leading women’s basketball scorer with a total of 1,516 points. She was inducted into the Suffolk University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009 and was placed into the GNAC's inaugural Hall of Fame later that year.
Pepdjonovic has totaled 975 career rebounds and is on pace to finish his career as the second player to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds in Suffolk University Men's Basketball history. Christos Tsiotos ('77) is the only other player to do so, as he achieved 1,639 points and 1,016 rebounds. Tsiotos was a 2009 inductee into the Suffolk University Hall of Fame.