March 6, 2007

Bethany O'Dell Named Crusader Of The Week

March 5, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman guard Bethany O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from February 26-March 4. Last week, O'Dell averaged 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game, while leading the Holy Cross women's basketball team to a pair of victories at the Patriot League Tournament in Annapolis, Md.

In Saturday's 64-49 quarterfinal victory over Lafayette, O'Dell totaled 12 points, six rebounds and two steals. Then, in Sunday's 65-62 overtime win against Lehigh, she recorded 16 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists.

On the season, O'Dell is now averaging 11.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. She has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, and was also a second team All-Patriot League selection.

Holy Cross, which now stands 14-17 overall this season, will play host to American on Wednesday, March 7, in the Patriot League championship game. The contest will be shown live on ESPNU at 6:00 p.m., with the winner advancing to the NCAA Tournament.