February 23, 2011

W&L's Bolton and Ingram Honored by ODAC

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 junior guard Meg Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) and junior forward Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) both received All-ODAC accolades.

Bolton was recognized as the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year in addition to garnering second team all-conference honors, while Ingram was named to the All-ODAC First Team. For Bolton, it was her third all-conference honor after posting honorable mention laurels as a rookie and first team accolades a season ago. Ingram earned the honor for her third season, after earning second team honors during her rookie and sophomore campaigns, while also being recognized as the 2009 ODAC Rookie of the Year.

Bolton became the first ever W&L women's basketball scholar athlete honoree. A biology and environmental studies double major, she missed the first six contests of the season while studying off campus at the Duke Marine Lab. Bolton has appeared in 19 contests with 10 starts for the Generals this season. She is currently tied for the team lead with an average of 15.1 points per game while ranking second in rebounds (7.5 rpg). Bolton reached the 1,000 career point plateau against Lynchburg this season, a game in which she also set the program single-game record for most points with 39. She currently ranks ninth on the all-time scoring list with 1,022 points and also stands sixth all-time in rebounding with 640 boards.

Ingram's selection to the first team was just the fourth such honor in the 17-year history of the women's basketball program at W&L. Ingram has started every game this season and currently leads the Generals with averages of 15.1 points, 5.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game. She also ranks first in the conference with 128 assists and fifth in points per game. Earlier this season, Ingram became just the eighth player in program history to record 1,000 career points and currently resides seventh on the all-time scoring list with 1,151 points. She also ranks third all-time in career assists (333) and eighth in career steals (141). Ingram also established a new program record for assists in a game, dishing out 12 helpers against Mary Baldwin earlier this season.

Bridgewater senior guard Jordan Burkholder was named the ODAC Player of the Year, while BC head coach Jean Willi was tabbed as the Coach of the Year. First-year forward Kala Yoders was the recipient of Rookie of the Year accolades.

The fourth-seeded Generals will return to action on Thursday as they take on fifth-seeded Eastern Mennonite University in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament at 3:00 pm at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.

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