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Yanofsky makes Jewish Sports Review's All-America team

Lauren Yanofsky '10 has added First Team Jewish All-American honors to her extensive resume.

Bates College senior Lauren Yanofsky was named to the Jewish Sports Review's 2009-10 Women's College Basketball All-America First Team, in the May/June 2010 issue of the pre-eminent national publication honoring Jewish athletes.

Yanofsky (Belmont, Mass.) joins three Division I players on the team -- Rosalyn Gold-Onwude of Stanford, Jacqui Kalin of Northern Iowa and Naama Shafir of Toledo -- and one other Division III player, Katy Meyer of Webster University.

It is the sixth postseason honor for the 5-foot-11 forward. Past accolades already received include NESCAC First Team All-Conference; D3Hoops.com Third Team All-Northeast Region; NEWBA Second Team All-New England; and MWBCA Second Team All-Maine. Yanofsky was also selected to play in the NEWBA Senior All-Star Classic in Springfield, Mass., on March 27.

Yanofsky was perhaps the most explosive and versatile player this season for Bates, which finished 14-12 after advancing to the NESCAC Championship Semifinals. She led the Bobcats in scoring (15.1 ppg), rebounding (6.4 rpg) and blocked shots (1.96 bpg), all career highs, and ranked third, 11th and second, respectively, among conference players in those categories. She also ranked 12th in the NESCAC in steals (1.69 spg) and was second on the Bobcats in assists, with 2.1 per game. Out of 26 games this season, she led the Bobcats in scoring 15 times and rebounding 14 times. She also scored in double figures in 23 of 26 games, including the final 11 contests of the season.

In Bates' final game of the season, Yanofsky netted her 1,000th career point, becoming the 17th Bates woman to reach that milestone. She finished her career with 1,001 points, 460 rebounds, 174 assists, 127 steals and 120 blocked shots -- only seven shy of the Bates career blocks record of 127 held by Laura Hollingsworth '83.