March 9, 2010

W&L's Bolton Named Finalist for All-America Team

ATLANTA, Ga. – Washington and Lee sophomore forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) has been named a finalist for the 2010 Women’s Basketball State Farm Coaches’ Division III All-America Team, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday.

Bolton was named a finalist in Region 5, along with fellow ODAC players Molly Ariail from Randolph-Macon and Tonia Jones from Virginia Wesleyan. Howard Payne’s Hope Hohertz and Christopher Newport University’s Chelsie Schweers rounded out the Region 5 finalists.

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 en route to earning first team All-ODAC honors and ODAC All-Tournament Team accolades.

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.

The 40 finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team, which will be presesented at the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Banquet on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at The Chateau Hotel in Bloomington, Ill. To see all 40 finalists, please visit the WBCA website.

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