W&L's Bolton Receives All-America Honorable Mention Laurels

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its 2010 State Farm Division III All-America team on Thursday and Washington and Lee sophomore forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) was among the players honored.

Bolton was one of 30 players to be named to the honorable mention team and was one of 40 total players honored.  Her selection is W&L’s first to the WBCA All-America team and just the second All-America selection in program history, joining Jessica Mentz ‘02, who was selected to the 2002 Division III News Honorable Mention team.

Bolton started all 28 games this season for the Generals, 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, she was also tabbed to the D3Hoops.com Third Team All-Region Squad.

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 named to the 10-member All-America squad.

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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