Rhoads and Naltner Earn All-Ivy Honors

PHILADELPHIA--Penn women's basketball senior Joey Rhoads was named to the All-Ivy First Team while classmate Monica Naltner was named to the second team. The Ivy League announced its end of the year awards, Wednesday.

The recognition is Rhoads' third All-Ivy team selection, but her firsttime on thefirst teamhaving been an honorable mention last season and part of the all-rookie team in her freshman campaign (2003-04). The second team selection is Naltner's first end of the year award, though she garnered two Ivy Player of the Week honors this season.

A native of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Rhoads led the Quakers' scoring in 12 games -- six of them in the Ivies -- this season and leaves the Penn as the seventh all-time leading scorer in the program history with 1,210 points. She put up a career-high 28 points against Drexel in December and registered back-to-back 23-point performances against Brown and Yale in early February. In 109 games with the Quakers, Rhoads scored in the double digits 55 times, this season alone, she did it 19 times.

Naltner hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and was Penn's leading scorer and rebounder this season. She scored 417 points (15.4 ppg) and tore 170 boards (6.3 rpg). Naltner had three double-doubles this season and led the Red and Blue scoring in 11 games. A highlight game for the forward was Dec. 7 at Lafayette. Naltner had a quiet first half with just seven points but put her team on her back in the second scoring 30 points behind 10-of-10 free throws, 4-of-4 from beyond the arc and 8-of-9 overall shooting. Her 37 points put her in a tie for the sixth most points scored by a Quakerin a game.

Penn finished its season with a 12-15 overall record and in a tie for fourth place in the Ivy standings with an even 7-7 record.

First Team
*Ashley Taylor, Dartmouth (Sr., G, Cookeville, Tenn.)
*Emily Tay, Harvard (Soph., G, Los Angeles, Calif.)
*Meagan Cowher, Princeton (Jr., F, Pittsburgh, Pa.)
*Erica Davis, Yale (Sr., P, Columbus, N.J.)
Joey Rhoads, Penn (Sr., G, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.)

* indicates a unanimous selection

Second Team
Lindsay Hallion, Harvard (Jr., G, Westwood, Mass.)
Jeomi Maduka, Cornell (Soph., F, Arlington, Texas)
Megan Griffith, Columbia (Sr.-C, G, King of Prussia, Pa.)
Sydney Scott, Dartmouth (Jr., F, Houston, Texas)
Monica Naltner, Penn (Sr., G, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Honorable Mention
Niki Finnelli, Harvard (Soph., G/F, Ambler, Pa.)
Casey Lockwood, Princeton (Sr., F, Ross, Calif.)
Moina Snyder, Cornell (Jr., F, Nice, France)
Koren Schram, Dartmouth (Soph., G, Batesville, Ark.)
Chinenye Okafor, Yale (Sr., F, Rolla, Mo.)

Rookie Team
Danielle Browne, Columbia (Fr.-B, G, Mount Vernon, N.Y.)
Chelsea Frazier, Columbia (Fr.-B, C, Golden Valley, Minn.)
Margaret Smith, Dartmouth (Fr., F, Fort Worth, Texas)
Melissa Colborne, Yale (Fr., F/G, Calgary, Alb.)
Lindsay Walls, Brown (Fr., C, Santa Cruz, Calif.)

Player of the Year
Ashley Taylor, Dartmouth (Sr., G, Cookeville, Tenn.)

Rookie of the Year
Melissa Colborne, Yale (Fr., F/G, Calgary, Alb.