BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Bridgewater College senior Jessica Lam added another postseason honor Thursday when she was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors' (VaSID) College Division All-State Women's Basketball First Team.
Earlier this year, Lam was named the ODAC Player of the Year and was chosen to the D3hoops.com All-South Region first team.
Lam capped off her career with one of the best seasons in Bridgewater history. She led the ODAC in scoring with a 21.1 average while also averaging 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game. Lam ranked fourth in the conference in free-throw percentage (79.9%) and ninth in field goal percentage (48.0%). She ranked No. 18 in the nation in points per game and No. 5 in free throws made with 159.
Lam also owns the three highest-scoring games in Bridgewater women's program history. She set the single-game record early in the season with 36 points in an overtime loss to Ferrum. She then shattered that mark with a 41-point outburst in a road victory over conference foe Randolph-Macon. In her final game at Nininger Hall, she scored 35 points in a victory over Roanoke.
Lam's 21.1 scoring average is a new program season record, breaking the mark set in 1969-69 when Nancy Boller scored 20.1 points per game. Lam's total of 548 points this season ties the program record set by Marsha Kinder during the Eagles' 2005-06 run to the Sweet 16.
Lam finished her career with 1,344 points to rank No. 6 on the Eagles' all-time scoring chart.