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Mullen Pegged to All-State First Team

Mullen Pegged to All-State First Team

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Bridgewater College's Jessica Mullen was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State first team after turning in a stellar senior season for the Eagles' women's basketball team.

Mullen was one of three Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) players to earn a spot on the first team, voted on by the state's sports information professionals.

Most recently, Mullen was named to the South Region second team to mark the first time she was named to the all-region team.

Mullen was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Year and picked up first team All-ODAC honors to lead a pair of Bridgewater College players on the All-ODAC women's basketball team.

Mullen is the second Bridgewater player in the last three years to earn All-Region recognition after Jordan Burkholder was named to the team following the 2010-11 season.

The Purcellville, Va. native scored 15.8 points per game to lead the Eagles during the season. She also scored in double figures in 21-of-24 games this year, including two 28-point outbursts. Mullen led the ODAC in steals with 80.

On January 5 at Emory & Henry, Mullen became the 18th player in program history to surpass the 1,000-point milestone. Currently, Mullen wrapped up her Bridgewater career ranked seventh in program history with 1,256 points.

Marymount University senior Katelyn Fischer was voted as the State Player of the Year. Randolph-Macon College first-year guard Katie Anderson earned VaSID Rookie of the Year accolades, while Christopher Newport University first-year head boss Bill Broderick took home Coach of the Year honors to wrap up the major awards announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Joining Fischer and Mullen on the VaSID All-State First Team was Hollins University senior guard Jasmine Greene, Lynchburg College sophomore guard/forward Shannon Allan and Christopher Newport junior guard Tia Perry.

The VaSID College Division Second Team consisted of Eastern Mennonite University junior forward Bianca Ygarza, University of Mary Washington junior guard Sam Partonen, Roanoke College sophomore forward Paxton Gwin, Ferrum College senior guard Tesla Akers and Bluefield College junior guard Tequila McNeal.

VaSID is comprised of sports information or athletics communications professionals from intercollegiate institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Membership is open to any individual affiliated with one of the state's institutions at the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, community college and independent levels, provided that individual's area of responsibility lies within the realm of sports information.