Biemer Named First Team All-Ivy

PHILADELPHIA – Senior Carrie Biemer may be done playing basketball at the University of Pennsylvania, but she continues to bring in the honors, earning First Team All-Ivy when the teams were announced by the League office Thursday. The All-Ivy teams and honors are voted upon by the coaches from each Ancient Eight school.

Biemer’s honor was almost a certainty as she was the most prolific scorer in the Ivy League this season. The Haddonfield, N.J., product averaged 18.1 points per game, nearly three more points per game than any other player in the League. She was the first Quaker to win the Ivy scoring title since Diana Caramanico (21.2 ppg) in 2000-01.

Ivy League Player of the Week on Dec. 8, and twice a Big 5 Player of the Week, Biemer scored more than 20 points in 13 of the team’s 28 games. The ninth-best scorer all-time at Penn, Biemer was just the fifth player in program history to surpass 500 points in a season with 508 of her 1,124 career points coming this season.

Biemer was in the top-10 in the Ivy League in made three-point field goals, three-point percentage, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and rebounds, in addition to scoring. Her 56 threes in 2008-09 and 126 career threes are both sixth all-time at the University.

Dartmouth’s Brittany Smith was the Player of the Year. Harvard’s Brogan Berry won Rookie of the Year honors and Columbia’s Sara Yee was the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year.

Biemer played in her final game for the Quakers—the 109th of her career in a Red and Blue uniform—Tuesday night at The Palestra. She helped to guide Penn to a fourth-place finish in the Ivy League this season as the Quakers closed the year with six wins in their final 10 Ivy League games.


2008-09 Women’s Basketball All-Ivy

First Team
Judie Lomax, Columbia (So., F, Washington, D.C.)
*Brittney Smith, Dartmouth (So., F, Fort Worth, Texas)
Koren Schram, Dartmouth (Sr., Batesville, Ark.)
*Emily Tay, Harvard (Sr., G, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Carrie Biemer, Penn (Sr., F, Haddonfield, N.J.)

Second Team
Lauren Benson, Cornell (Jr., G, Downers Grove, Ill.)
Darcy Rose, Dartmouth (Sr., F, Fort Collins, Colo.)
Emma Markley, Harvard (So., F, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
Addie Micir, Princeton (So., G/F, Newtown, Pa.)
Melisa Colborne, Yale (Jr., F/G, Calgary, Alb.)

Honorable Mention
Danielle Browne, Columbia (Jr., G, Mount Vernon, N.Y.)
Shannan Scarselletta, Cornell (Sr., F, Buffalo, N.Y.)
Brogan Berry, Harvard (Fr., G, Beavercreek, Ohio)

Rookie Team
*Allison Abt, Cornell (Fr., F, Darnestown, Md.)
*Brogan Berry, Harvard (Fr., G, Beavercreek, Ohio)
*Devona Allgood, Princeton (Fr., C, Huntersville, N.C.)
*Lauren Edwards, Princeton (Fr., G, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Michelle Cashen, Yale (Fr., F, Belle Harbor, N.Y.)

Player of the Year
Brittney Smith, Dartmouth (So., F, Fort Worth, Texas)

Rookie of the Year
*Brogan Berry, Harvard (Fr., G, Beavercreek, Ohio)

Defensive Player of the Year
Sara Yee, Columbia (Jr., G, Walnut, Calif.)

*Unanimous Selection