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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 17, 2006
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Seniors Molly Rice (South Portland, Maine), Tracy Nale (Waterville, Maine) and junior Tanya Rosbash (Newton, Mass.) have been named tri-captains of the 2006-07 Colby women’s basketball team, as announced by head coach Lori Gear McBride. Captains were selected based on a vote among players and coaches.
“All three young ladies are strong leaders and I expect them to do an excellent job in this role,” said Gear McBride, in her second season with the Mules. “It is so very important to have strong leadership on the team and, although I expect everyone to display leadership when the opportunities present themselves, these three will set the tone.
Rice, who also plays field hockey, missed most of the second half of last season. She saw action in 15 games, starting seven, and averaged 2.3 points per game and 2.9 rebounds.
Nale, who returned to the team last season following a one-year absence, was the team's second-leading scorer in 05-06, averaging 8.3 points. She led the team in three-point shooting at 47.6 percent (20-for-42), added 2.6 rebounds and was second on the team in steals. She scored 13 points in Colby's 60-38 win over Middlebury on the final day of the regular season, helping the Mules clinch a spot in the NESCAC Tournament. Nale scored a season-high 21 in a 65-58 win over Maine Maritime, a team that participated in the NCAA Tournament and scored 20 versus Bowdoin on Dec. 10.
Rosbash, who missed the first semester last season following knee surgery, averaged 3.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and a team-best 3.4 assists in 18 contests last season. Highlights from her season include back-to-back nine assist efforts against Wesleyan and Saint Joseph’s and 13 points versus Connecticut College on February 3.
The Mules begin their season on Saturday, November 18, when they take on host Babson in the opening round of the Irving Oil Invitational.