Three Women's Basketball Players Garner All-Ivy League Honors
Photo of Emma Markely courtesy of DSPICS.com.
Three members of the Harvard women’s basketball team were named to the 2010 All-Ivy League team as announced by the conference office Thursday afternoon. Junior Emma Markley led the way by earning first-team All-Ivy League honors, while sophomore Brogan Berry and freshman Victoria Lippert were named to the second-team.
Markley, who was a second-team selection as a sophomore, led the Crimson in scoring and rebounding with 14.1 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game. She led the team and league in blocks, averaging 2.8 per game. Markley was third in scoring among league opponents and fifth in rebounding. Markley posted seven double-doubles this season and reached double figures in 23 games. She made 43.8 percent for her shots from the floor which ranks eighth in the Ancient Eight.
She is the 14th Harvard player to earn a spot on the first team. Her selection marks the fourth straight year a Crimson player has been named to the first-team.
Berry, the 2009 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, honorable mention and all-rookie selection, was named to the second team after another outstanding season for the Crimson. Berry was third on the team and eighth in the league in scoring with 11.8 ppg. She led the league and was among the top 10 in nation in the assists, averaging 5.9 per game. She currently stands second on the single season list with 165 handouts and is ninth on the career assists list with 265. Berry led the league in free throw shooting, connecting of 83.8 percent of her shots.
Lippert was named second-team All-Ivy League and earned a spot on the All-Rookie team as a unanimous selection. The San Diego, Calif., native was second on the team and fifth in the league in scoring with 13.1 ppg. She was sixth in the league in field goal percentage, connecting on 46.8 percent of her shots.
Harvard went 20-9 overall and 11-3 in the Ivy League to finish second in the standings and earn an automatic bid to the WNIT. The Crimson recorded its ninth 20 win season and posted a 12-1 record at home.