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Long named to All-South region team

Senior guard Caitlyn Long of Roanoke College was named to the 2009-10 All-South Region third-team last week.

Caitlyn Long winds up for a jump shot. -Photo by Brian Hoffman
Caitlyn Long winds up for a jump shot. -Photo by Brian Hoffman

Long, a local product from Cave Spring High School, led the Maroons as a tri-captain to a 24-4 record and the ODAC regular season title. She led her squad in three-pointers made (55), percentage (37.9%) and free-throws made (65).

She was second in scoring (11.7 ppg) and field goals made (104). Long finished among the ODAC leaders in free-throw percentage (3rd) and three-pointers made (T-2nd).

The First-Team All-ODAC selection finished her career ninth on the all-time scoring list (1,190), ninth in career free-throws made (238), 13th in career field goals made (382), second in career three-pointers (188), seventh in free-throw percentage (76.5%) and fifth in three-point percentage (35.5%). Her 55 three-pointers tied her career-best from last season, ranked seventh on the single-season list at Roanoke.

In her final collegiate game, Long scored a career-best 28 points and tied a career-high with five three-pointers. She was also five-of-six from the free-throw line and pulled down five rebounds. She finished with a four-year record of 79-30 and claimed two ODAC regular season titles.

The two-sport star helped lead the Maroons to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years and back-to-back 20-win seasons.

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