MENTZ AND BABST NAMED TO D3HOOPS.COM ALL-REGION TEAMS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Jessica
Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and senior center Megan Babst (Pittsburgh,
Pa./Fox Chapel) were both named to the D3Hoops.com All-South Region team
that was announced on Thursday afternoon. Mentz was a first team selection,
while Babst was named to the third team.
Mentz, the ODAC Player of the Year and a First Team All-ODAC
selection for the second consecutive season, had perhaps her finest season
in a W&L uniform this year. She led the ODAC and was 15th nationally
in rebounding (11.8 rpg) and was second in the ODAC and 16th nationally
in scoring (20.0 ppg).
For her career, Mentz set 21 school records, including career
scoring (1,742) and career rebounding (973). Her scoring total ranks sixth
in the history of Division III women's basketball in the state of Virginia.
Babst also had a career year in 2001-02. She finished third
in the ODAC in both scoring (19.0 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg) and placed
28th nationally with an average of 2.2 blocks per game. She was a Second
Team All-ODAC selection this season after earning honorable mention honors
each of the last two seasons.
The 6-foot-1 Babst claimed nine school records during her
career, including blocks in a season (57), career blocks (190) and rebounds
in a game (21). She is second all-time at W&L in scoring (1,265) and
rebounding (925), trailing only Mentz.
Emory & Henry senior guard Kelly Smith, Guilford senior
guard Erin Beacham and Eastern Mennonite junior guard Emily Mullet were
all named to the second team. Bridgewater junior center Sarah Hagood joined
Babst on the third team.
Washington and Lee finished the 2001-02 season with a 12-14
overall record, 9-11 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
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