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McCoy Named SMC Student-Athlete of the Week
Release: Monday 01/23/2013 
by SMC Athletics

MORAGA, Calif. -- After nearly three exhausting years of adversity, Saint Mary's senior guard Paul McCoy finally stepped on the floor for the Gaels last weekend and deservedly earns this week's SMC Student-Athlete of the Week honor.

A native of Portland, McCoy suffered a season-ending knee injury while a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in February, 2010.  After three  surgeries, countless hours of rehabilitation and making the already difficult transition to a new college, McCoy saw his first game action as a Gael last weekend in front of numerous friends and family in the team's win at Portland.

He played just three minutes, handing out an assist and grabbing a rebound, but received perhaps the biggest ovation of the evening whe he entered the game in one of the program's most inspirational moments in some time.