CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising seniors Taylor Finley and Destiny Nunley were named captains for the 2016-17 season, as the Harvard women's basketball team held its annual year-end banquet at the Harvard Club of Boston.
Finley played in 23 games this season with one start, totaling 20 points. The Edina, Minnesota native concentrates in psychology and resides in Leverett House.
Nunley posted 6.6 points per game, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. Her average in blocks ranked sixth in the conference and her rebound total put her in the top-20. The North Richland Hills, Texas product studies anthropology and also resides in Leverett House.
Senior captain Kit Metoyer earned The Robin L. Mitchell Harvard Pride Award. The award is given annually to the player who displays exceptional sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and dedication to the team, while exemplifying what it means to wear the Harvard jersey by always putting the team first and by contributing to the Harvard community both on and off the court.
Senior captain AnnMarie Healy, a unanimous first team All-Ivy League honoree, was named the team's Most Valuable Player. Healy led the Crimson with 16.1 points per game on 50.4 percent shooting with 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. The Edina, Minnesota native paced the Crimson in 16 times and upped her play during Ancient Eight action with 17.8 points per game. Healy ranked first in conference play in scoring, ninth in rebounding (5.8) and second in field goal percentage (53.4).
Senior Shilpa Tummala was honored with the Best Defender Award after pacing the team in steals (2.1) and rebounds (6.5 per game). The Phoenix, Arizona native ranked third in the Ivy League in take-aways and seventh in rebounding. She added 11.7 points, including 2.3 triples per game.
The Most Improved Player Award went to freshman Sydney Skinner. Finishing with 5.3 points per game, Skinner upped her play during conference action with 6.0 points, adding 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Over the final nine games, she was inserted into the starting lineup, helping the Crimson to a 6-3 mark and poured in 8.2 points per game.