Breanna Bolden, one of the Cougars’ all-time greats, capped off up an astounding career on the court Wednesday with a double-double.
The senior pulled down 14 rebounds, scored 13 points and got one steal in the team’s final game of the season, a 49-44 loss to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Bolden finishes her career with 333 steals, making her the Cougars’ all-time leader in that category. She scored 1,672 career points, good for fourth all-time, and grabbed 845 rebounds — the most of any Cougar since CofC’s teams joined the Division 1 ranks in 1991.
This season she recorded a conference-best 98 steals, and swiped a ball at least once in all but one game. She averaged 8.2 rebounds per game during the regular season and was the CAA’s second-leading scorer at 18 points per game.
Named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive year for her efforts, Bolden is just the second player in CAA history to earn the honor three years in a row. She was also named to the All-CAA first team.
Bolden has unquestionably been a leader on the team, which finished the season with a 9-21 record, according to head coach Candice Jackson.
“There’s so much you can say about Bre as a player and as a person,” says Jackson. “Every game that we’ve played, she’s put her whole heart into it. She’s the ultimate competitor who practices the way she plays, and as a coach you enjoy that because that’s what you want to see in all of your players. She’s an excellent leader by example, and there’s a reason she’s First Team All-CAA. Her effort day-in, day-out has been unmatched, and we’re really going to miss her.”
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