March 16, 2010

W&L's Bolton Named to All-South Region Basketball Team

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee sophomore forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) was recently named to the Division III All-South Region Women’s Basketball Team as selected by D3Hoops.com.

Bolton was tabbed to the third team all-region squad after starting all 28 games this season and leading the team with averages of 15.1 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.  A First Team All-ODAC honoree and ODAC All-Tournament team selection, Bolton was also named a finalist for the WBCA and State Farm Coaches’ Division III All-America Team.

Bolton recorded a program-record 15 double-doubles and finished her sophomore campaign with 424 points, the fourth-best season total in program history. She also finished third on the school’s single-season list for free throws made (133) and attempted (169) as she hit 78.7 percent of her charity tosses. Additionally, Bolton shot nearly 50 percent (.487) from the field and she grabbed a total of 305 rebounds, just two shy of the program record for most rebounds in a season.

Also representing the ODAC was Randolph-Macon senior center Molly Ariail, who was tabbed First Team All-Region, Hollins first-year guard Jasmine Green, who made the second team, and Roanoke College senior guard Caitlyn Long, who joined Bolton on the third team.

Washington and Lee finished the 2009-10 campaign with an 18-10 overall record and a 14-6 league mark, both program-bests. The third-seeded Generals captured the program’s first-ever ODAC title with wins over Guilford, Eastern Mennonite and Virginia Wesleyan before advancing to the NCAA Division III tournament, where they fell to Christopher Newport in first-round action.

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