Georgetown Honors 2012-13 Women's Basketball at Annual Banquet

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Senior Vanessa Moore

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Senior Vanessa Moore
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April 12, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team finished its 2012-13 season with a banquet honoring the team and its staff Thursday night at Leavey Center on GU's campus. The winners of various team awards were announced and the three members of the senior class were recognized.

The senior class features center Vanessa Moore (Hackettstown, N.J./Pope John XXIII), guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork), center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep).

The Hoyas finished the season with a mark of 15-16 in Head Coach Keith Brown's first season at the helm. The squad had success, defeating the University of Delaware early in the season and advancing to the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT, but was devastated by injuries.

Rodgers was the recipient of four awards including the Dugan Family Points Award, Bran K. Fogan Steals Award, the Nicole Arwood Assists Award and the William L. Licamele Rebounding Award.

Rodgers is the most decorated player in Georgetown women's basketball history with unprecedented accomplishments.

This past season, she led the Hoyas, averaging 22.9 ppg as well as pulling down 6.9 rpg. Rodgers also tallied a team-best 105 steals and 127 assists as well as hitting 89 3-pointers. These totals made her Georgetown's season points leader, beating her own record of 653 which she scored in 2010-11. Rodgers ranks second in season 3-pointers sitting in the top four spots, and second in season steals.

In the conference, Rodgers led the league in scoring for the entire season and also led the BIG EAST in steals per game with 3.5 to her credit going into the BIG EAST Tournament. She ranked second in 3-pointers, eighth in assists, ninth in rebounds and first in minutes played with 37.5 on average.

 

 

At the tournament, she set the championship record for points in a game in her final contest in a Georgetown uniform scoring a career-best 42 points agaisnt Villanova in the second round.

In the nation, Rodgers was in the top 10 in both scoring and steals.

Rodgers is a three-time Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, a four-time First Team All-BIG EAST honoree and considered to be one of the best players in the nation over the past four years.

Rodgers was the only player in Georgetown history to earn First Team All-BIG EAST four times in her career and one of just two to be named All-BIG EAST all four years. Rebekkah Brunson was a two-time honorable mention honoree as a freshman and sophomore before being named to the first team as a junior and senior.

She is the all-time leading scorer with 2,518 points, making her the first women's player to surpass the 2,000-point mark as well as the first player in Georgetown history to go over 2,500 points. Rodgers is the career leader in 3-pointers (346) and also holds the single-season record for points (711).

Despite her scoring prowess, she is not one dimensional, holding the all-time steals record (326) as well as ranking 21st in blocks (43) and eighth in rebounds (674).

She was a stalwart for the Blue & Gray appearing in 130 games with 129 starts including 104 consecutively.

The Dugan Family was in attendance to recognize Rodgers as well as the entire team for their efforts this past season.

Junior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) was the recipient of the Kenneth Klein Hustle Award. White finished the season playing in 29 games, starting 28 and was second on the team averaging 10.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg while tallying 70 steals, 21 blocks and 55 assists.

Junior guard Jasmine Jackson (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) was the recipient of the Abigail Dillon Mullan Scholar-Athlete Award, an award given to the player with the highest GPA on the team. Jackson appeared in 30 games the season averaging 4.2 ppg, 1.5 rpg and totaling 30 assists and 29 steals.

Moore was honored as the 2013 recipient of the Stephen Paluszek Family Hoya Award, presented to the person who exhibits dedication, passion and a commitment to excellence in the areas of basketball, academics and community service. Moore appeared in 29 games, starting seven. The senior center averaged 1.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg and recorded 13 steals, 13 assists and six blocks this season.

Though the Hoyas will lose the talented senior class, they return eight players and are bringing in a talented freshman class of six.

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