Golen and Rutzen Named Women's Basketball Captains for 2012-13

Golen and Rutzen Named Women's Basketball Captains for 2012-13

Golen and Rutzen have been named co-captains for the 2012-13 season.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women’s basketball team announced its captains for the 2012-13 season and presented its four major awards Wednesday night at its annual postseason awards banquet at The Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge.

Rising seniors Emma Golen and Miriam Rutzen have been voted by their teammates as captains for next season. Golen also received the Most Improved award, while Rutzen was named the Best Defensive Player for the second consecutive year. 

Golen earned a starting spot in the lineup after playing just 7.1 minutes per game a year ago.  She averaged 9.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 2011-12, and was the Crimson’s best shooter from behind the arc. Golen connected on 40.4 percent of her three-point attempts, good for second in the Ivy League, and averaged 1.5 per contest.

Rutzen started all 30 games for the Crimson, leading the team and ranking sixth in the Ivy League with 6.3 rebounds per game.  Rutzen also ranked sixth in the conference with 0.8 blocks per contest while adding 1.2 steals per game and 5.5 points.

Senior co-captain Lindsay Louie earned the Harvard Pride Award, an accolade given to the individual that best exhibits the true definition of what it means to be a Harvard student-athlete. Louie appeared in 15 games for the Crimson this season, but it was her dedication to her team on and off the court which made her stand out. Louie is a two-time recipient of the award, having also been honored at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season. 

For the third consecutive season, senior co-captain Brogan Berry was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player. Berry led the Ivy League in assists with 4.2 per game, and also ranked first in the conference and 32nd in the nation with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.8. She was the seventh-leading scorer in the Ivy League at 12.9 points per game and was a first team All-Ivy League selection. Berry will graduate as the only student-athlete in Ivy history to score more than 1,400 points and dish out more than 500 assists, ranking sixth in school history with 1,458 points while coming in second with 524 assists.