W&L's Bolton and Ingram Earn All-ODAC Honors
SALEM, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference
announced its all-conference women’s basketball team at the
conference tournament banquet held on Wednesday evening at the
Salem Civic Center. W&L was well represented as sophomore
forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) and
sophomore guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) both
received All-ODAC recognition.
Bolton was named to the six-player first team, while Ingram received second team honors. For Bolton, it was her second all-conference honor after posting honorable mention laurels as a rookie. Ingram was also a second team all-conference selection in 2009 and was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year last winter.
Bolton’s selection to the first team was just the third in the 16-year history of the women’s basketball program at W&L, joining Jessica Mentz ‘02, who was a first team honoree in 2001 and 2002. Bolton has started every game this season and currently leads the Generals with averages of 15.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. She has recorded 13 double-doubles, which is one short of the program record for a season, while shooting 50.2 percent (133-265) from the field, the third-best percentage in the conference. Her 11.1 rebounds per game are second-best in the ODAC, and she leads the conference in offensive rebounds with 3.8 per game. Additionally, Bolton’s 267 rebounds this season are tied for fourth on the school’s single-season list. This season, Bolton has recorded career-highs in points (31) vs. Guilford (Jan. 29) and rebounds (19) at Guilford (12/2).
Ingram has started all 24 games for W&L this season, and is second on the team with an average of 13.0 points per game. She also leads the team in assists (4.2) and steals (1.8) per game, with her assist total ranking tops in the ODAC. Ingram is averaging a team-leading 2.1 three-point shots made per game this season, and now has 125 career three-pointers made, a total that ranks second all-time at W&L.
Randolph-Macon senior center Molly Ariail was named the 2010 ODAC Player of the Year, while Roanoke College’s Susan Dunagan was tabbed the league’s top coach. Hollins University’s Jasmine Green was named Rookie of the Year and Virginia Wesleyan senior forward Maggie Davis earned ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete honors.
The third-seeded Generals will return to action on Thursday as they take on sixth-seeded Guilford College in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament at 8:00 pm at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.