DUBUQUE, IOWA – University of Dubuque Women’s Basketball student-athlete Mollie Whiting (Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock) earned First Team D3hoops.com All-West Region. In addition, Whiting was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and D3hoops.com. Whiting leads Division III with 262 field goals made and 667 points scored. The senior is second in DIII at 23.8 points per game which ranks sixth in the NCAA (All Divisions). UD finished the season with a school record 20 wins.
The Iowa Conference Scoring Champion (27.0 ppg in IIAC action) and two-time First Team All-IIAC selection led the Spartans in points (667), points per game (23.8), assists (65), field goals attempted (530), field goals made (262), free throws attempted (139), free throws made (108), and minutes played per game (30.3). Whiting was also the only Spartan to start all 28 games played. She finished the season by scoring 20 or more points in 18 straight games, scored 15 or more points in 22 straight games and 25 of 28 games this season.
Whiting scored a career high 41 points versus Luther in the First Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament, an IIAC Tournament Record and the fifth highest single game point total in NCAA DIII this season. Whiting finished the tournament with 99 points, 18 rebounds, eight assists, and five steals in three games played. She set UD single season records for points scored (667) and games played (28). She leaves UD as the career leader in points (1,737) and field goals made (669). Whiting also set school records for free throws made (16) and free throws attempted (18) in the Spartans 72-56 road victory over then #6 ranked Simpson College. In the rematch vs. Simpson in the IIAC Tournament Championship Game she finished with 37 points, six rebounds, and three assists.
In Whiting’s four seasons at UD, the Spartans made the IIAC Tournament all four years with a conference record of 34-28. Overall the Spartans set a school record for wins in a four year period with 61 victories.
The last Spartan women’s basketball player to earn All-Region was Greta Pemsl in 2001-02 when she earned Third Team.
The 2012-13 Spartans set school records for wins (20), points in a season (1950), field goals attempted (1770), steals (340), consecutive wins (9), best start to a season (10-1), three-pointers in a game (15 vs. Wartburg on 2/22/13), and games played (28). UD also made its first appearance in the IIAC Tournament Championship Game.
The complet list of WBCA All-American team can be found at: All-American
Whiting’s All-Time Rankings at UD
|Career Totals:||2012-13 Season:|
|1.||Field Goals Made||669||1.||Games Played||28|
|2.||Field Goals Attempted||1,474||1.||Games Started||28|
|2.||Points per Game||16.9||2.||Points per Game||23.8|
|3.||Games Played||103||2.||Field Goals Made||262|
|4.||3-Point %||34.1||2.||Field Goals Attempted||530|
|5.||Free Throw %||78.6|
|6.||Free Throws Made||298|
|6.||Free Throws Attempted||379|