Washington and Lee first-year guard Meghan Ingram (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) was recently named the Virginia Sports Information Directors College (VaSID) Division Rookie of the Year.
Ingram adds the State Rookie of the Year honor to her Region and ODAC Rookie of the Year accolades. Additionally, she garnered Second Team All-ODAC honors. Ingram's selection as the State and Region Rookie of the Year marks the first-ever by a W&L women's basketball player. Jessica Hunsinger '07 was the last player to receive All-State laurels as was tabbed to the Honorable Mention squad in 2006-07. Jessica Mentz '02 and Megan Babst '02 were the last Generals to receive All-Region honors during the 2001-02 campaign.
Ingram started every game this season and led the Generals and was second in the ODAC in scoring with 15.5 points per game. Additionally, she 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.
Ingram hit six three-pointers in a contest twice, which tied the school record for three's 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 were Randolph-Macon junior center Molly Ariail, senior guard Amanda Hiltunen and senior center Lindsay Riesbeck, who were all tabbed First Team All-State. Bridgewater sophomore guard Jordan Burkholder and Roanoke junior guard Caitlyn Long both collected Honorable Mention accolades.
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.