ODAC Announces All-Conference Women's Basketball Teams
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. Washington and Lee first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) was named the Rookie of the Year, while first-year forward Rebecca Bolton (Pittsdale, N.C./Chatham Central) was tabbed to the honorable mention squad. Ingram also collected Second Team All-ODAC laurels.
Ingram's selection as Rookie of the Year marks just the second-ever by a W&L women's basketball player. Jessica Mentz '02 collected the honor in 1999.
Ingram, who has started every game this season, currently leads the Generals and is second in the ODAC with 15.5 points per game. She is leading the team with 3.4 assists per game, while adding 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per contest. Ingram has scored in double-figures in 19-of-25 games this year and has surpassed 20 points six different times. Additionally, Ingram registered a career-high 31 points in a 74-59 non-conference loss to Newport News Apprentice earlier this season. That total is tied for the ODAC's highest single-game output in 2009 and is tied for 11th in the nation. She has hit six three-pointers in a contest twice this season, which have tied the school record for threes made in a game. Currently, Ingram has 71 triples this year, a total which is a program record and ranks as the best in school history (men or women). Additionally, Ingram leads the league and is tied for 14th in the nation in three-point field goals made (2.8 per game).
Bolton has started 23 of the Generals' 25 games this campaign and is the second leading scorer on the squad. She is averaging 12.1 points, a team-best 7.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Bolton has recorded eight double-doubles, scored in double-figures in 15 contests and has racked up 10 or more rebounds in eight games. Additionally, Bolton dished out a career-high 11 assists in a 71-69 win over Eastern Mennonite, which tied the school record and is ranked tied for sixth in the country for assists in a game.
Randolph-Macon's junior center Molly Ariail was named the 2009 ODAC Player of the Year, while Roanoke's Susan Dunagan was tabbed the league's top coach. Randolph-Macon's senior guard Amanda Hiltunen garnered the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete award.
The fifth-seeded Generals compete in the 2009 ODAC Women's Basketball Tournament on Thursday when they take on fourth-seeded Bridgewater at 3:00 pm at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.