PISCATAWAY, N.J.- Three members of the Rutgers women’s basketball team were named All-Met by the Met Basketball Writers Association, it was announced on Monday.
Copper, a Second Team All-Big Ten member, led Rutgers for the third-straight season with 17.7 points per game to go along with a team-leading 8.0 rebounds per game. The senior forward opened the season being named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale and Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch Lists and was later added to the Dawn Staley Mid-Season Watch List. Copper ended her career with 1,872 career points, finishing third on RU’s all-time scoring leaders list behind Rutgers greats Sue Wicks and Cappie Pondexter. She scored in double figures in all but four games and performed 11 double-doubles.
Scaife, a Second Team All-Big Ten award winner, poured in 17.2 points per game to go along with 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest in 2015-16. The junior Scarlet Knight currently ranks 10th in scoring at Rutgers with 1,611 career points while her 17.2 points per outing this past season places her name in a tie for fourth all-time among junior scorers “On The Banks.” Scaife dropped in 20 or more points in 15 games and averaged 18.7 points per contest against Big Ten competition.
Hollivay, Rutgers’ all-time shot blocks leader, averaged 7.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game in her senior campaign. An Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honoree and member of the Big Ten All-Defensive Team, Hollivay became the only Scarlet Knight in women’s basketball history with over 300 career blocks and multiple seasons with over 100 rejections. During the 2015-16 campaign, she swatted away 112 opponent shots putting her name fifth nationally in total blocks and second on RU’s single season blocks leaders list.
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