Friday, September 27, 2013
BETHANY, W.Va. - Westminster College head women's basketball coach Rosanne Scott will be one of four new members that will be inducted into the Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend.
Scott, a 2000 Bethany graduate, was a standout at Struthers High School before coming to Bethany. A four-year performer on the women's basketball program, Scott earned four all-conference honors, garnering honorable mention honors as a freshman; second-team honors as a sophomore; and first-team laurels as a junior and senior. As a senior Scott was also named Player of the Year in the conference as well as in Northeast Ohio, and also earned first-team all-state.
After earning PAC Freshman of the Year distinction and First Team All-PAC in 1996, Scott went on to earn three more First Team All-PAC selections, and two PAC Player of the Year awards. Along with those honors, Scott was a D3Hoops Third Team All-American selection in 2000. During her tenure, she helped the Bison to three PAC championships and two trips to the NCAA National Championship tournament.
At the conclusion of her career, Scott stood first on the all-time scoring list and currently still ranks third on that list today with 1,636 career points. She also still owns the record for career assists with 493, as well as career steals (323). Scott also ranks third on the all-time list in career three-pointers made with 152. Her 47-point performance against Point Park on Jan. 6, 1998, is still the most points ever scored by a Bison in a single contest.
After her time at Bethany, Scott was hired as the head women's coach at Westminster at the age of 24, making her the youngest head coach in the country at that time. Scott has twice led Westminster to NCAA tournament appearances and a PAC championship in 2004.
The Titans will open their 2013-14 season on November 15 when they compete at the North Park/Dominican Classic in Chicago, Ill.
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About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.