March 23, 2009

D3Hoops.com Announces All-Region Women's Basketball Teams

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) was recently named the South Region Rookie of the Year by D3Hoops.com.

Ingram's selection as the Region Rookie of the Year marks the first-ever by a W&L women's basketball player. Jessica Mentz '02 and Megan Babst '02 were the last Generals to receive All-Region accolades during the 2001-02 campaign. Mentz collected first team laurels, while Babst earned third team accolades.

Ingram, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Rookie of the Year, started every game this season. She led the Generals and was second in the ODAC with 15.5 points per game. Additionally, Ingram led the team with 3.3 assists per game, while adding 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest. Ingram scored in double-figures in 20-of-26 games and 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. That total tied for the ODAC's highest single-game output in 2009. She hit six three-pointers in a contest twice, which tied the school record for threes made in a game. Ingram also amassed an ODAC-best 75 triples this year, a total which ranked as the best in school history (men or women). Additionally, Ingram led the league in three-point field goals made (2.8 per game).

Also representing the ODAC was Randolph-Macon junior center Molly Ariail, who was tabbed Second Team All-Region.

Washington and Lee finished the 2008-09 campaign with a 14-12 overall record and a 13-7 league mark, the most ODAC wins in school history. The fifth-seeded Generals competed in the conference tournament for the sixth-consecutive year before falling to fourth-seeded Bridgewater, 77-65, in the first round of the 2009 ODAC women's basketball tournament.

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