Date: 4/1/99
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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COLUMBUS MULTIMEDIA NAMES MENTZ SOUTH REGION FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Freshman Center Averaged 15.1 points and 8.1 Rebounds on the Season
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington & Lee freshman center Jessica Mentz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) has been named the South Region Women's Basketball Freshman of the Year by Columbus Multimedia.

Mentz adds the honor to several others from her initial campaign, including ODAC Freshman of the Year, Second Team All-ODAC, and Honorable Mention VaSID All-State.

Mentz averaged 15.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last season and broke school records in single-game points (30), single-season points (393), season points per game (15.1), single-season field goals made (145), single-season field goal percentage (57.3), free throws attempted in a season (143), and free throws made in a season (103).

W&L finished the season with a school-record 13 wins (13-13) and advanced to the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament for the first time in program history.


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