R-MC's Anderson, W&L's Wilson also Honored
FOREST, Va. --- Bridgewater College guard
Jessica Mullen headlines the 2013 All-ODAC Women's Basketball Teams as
the Eagles' standout was tabbed the ODAC Player of the Year in a
vote of the league's head coaches. Eastern Mennonite University mentor
Kevin Griffin was named the ODAC Coach of the Year, while Randolph-Macon College forward Katie
Anderson earned ODAC Rookie of the Year accolades. Washington and Lee University
forward Katy Wilson earned recognition as the ODAC/Farm Bureau
Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year, in a vote of the
conference's sports information directors.
Mullen, a senior guard from Purcellville, Va., is a three-time All-ODAC First Team selection. An offensive threat, Mullen is currently third in the conference in scoring at 16.2 points per game and fifth in the league in free throw percentage (79.6 % on 74-of-93 shooting). She has scored double digits in 21-of-24 games this year, including two 28-point outbursts. She also leads the ODAC in steals with 79. Mullen's ODAC Player of the Year honor is just the third overall for a Bridgewater women's basketball player, but the second in the last three years. Jordan Burkholder earned the award in 2011.
Griffin's top coaching accolade marks the second of his career, having previously won the award in 2007. Now in his eighth season at the helm, Griffin's Royals enter the 2013 ODAC tournament as the top seed with a 19-5 overall mark and a 15-1 conference record. EMU is currently riding a 12-game win streak and its only conference loss this season was to third-seeded Virginia Wesleyan. Griffin has won 135 career games to date, and leads his Royals in search of their third ODAC title.
Anderson, a freshman forward from Beaverdam, Va., has made an immediate impact in Ashland this season. She is sixth in the ODAC in scoring (14.2ppg) and has scored double-digits in 18 contests, including seven outings of at least 20-points. Anderson scored a career-high 25 points in just the second game of her collegiate career against Mary Washington and has recorded three double-doubles on the season. She also is the Yellow Jackets' leading rebounder, grabbing 6.8 boards per game.
Wilson, a senior forward from Chattanooga, Tenn., earns her first ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolade, but it marks the third straight for a W&L women's basketball player. Becca Bolton won the award the previous two years. A W&L and ODAC scholar-athlete, Wilson sports a 3.692 grade point average as a chemical engineering major. On the court, she leads W&L in points (11.3ppg) and rebounds (8.0rpg) on her way to All-ODAC Second Team laurels. Her points per game rank ninth in the ODAC, while her rebounds per night are seventh. Additionally, Wilson is fifth in the league in blocks (30).
Listed below is the completed list of 2013 All-ODAC Women's Basketball Teams. For more information, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @odacathletics.
|2013 ALL-ODAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS|
|ODAC Player of the
Year: Jessica Mullen, Sr., Guard, Bridgewater
ODAC Coach of the Year: Kevin Griffin, Eastern Mennonite
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Katie Anderson, Fr., Forward, Randolph-Macon
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Katy Wilson, Sr., Forward, Washington and Lee
|All-ODAC First Team|
|Bianca Ygarza||Jr.||Forward||Eastern Mennonite|
|All-ODAC Second Team|
|Sarah Seipp||So.||Guard||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Shakeerah Sykes||So.||Forward||Eastern Mennonite|
|Katy Wilson||Sr.||Forward||Washington and Lee|
|All-ODAC Third Team|
|Karina Farr||Fr.||Forward||Emory & Henry|
|Brittany Glasco||So.||Guard||Virginia Wesleyan|