Date Posted:02/22/2007,  11:30AM

Flaherty Named as Finalist for Josten's Trophy

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior tri-captain Eileen Flaherty (Fairfield, Conn.) has been named as one of the 10 finalists for the prestigous Josten's Trophy, recognizing the top Division III men's and women's basketball student-athletes. The prolific-scoring forward was chosen from a pool of nominated players from across the nation.

The Josten's Trophy is a national award founded by the Salem, Virginia Rotary Club and honors the most outstanding men's and women's Division III basketball players of the year. The award, modeled after the Rotary motto of "Service above Self," recognizes the ideal well-rounded Division III student-athlete by taking into account basketball ability, academic prowess and community service.

Bowdoin's all-time leading scorer, Flaherty recently became the first Polar Bear basketball player (men's or women's) to surpass 1,700 points for a career. A three-time First-Team All-NESCAC selection and a First-Team All-American as a junior, Flaherty was the leading scorer in the NESCAC this season. An Academic All-NESCAC honoree, she is a double-major in History and Spanish at Bowdoin. She is the only player from the NESCAC and New England to be a finalist.

The decision goes to a 10-person panel, who delivers a decision and awards the trophy on March 15 at Salem, Virginia. Along with Flaherty, the other finalists are Debbie Bruen, Mary Washington; Catherine Chappell, Milwaukee Engineering; Lindsay Ippel, Millikin; Lacey Kennedy, Mississippi College; Taryn Mellody, Scranton; Brianna Monahan, Gustavus Adolphus; Kelly Peters, Wilmington; Danielle Tinkoff, North Central; Lisa Winkle, Calvin.