The star studded senior class has made this one exciting season for the Women’s Basketball program. Guard Hannah Livermon and Forward Katie Anderson have gone on and broken the Randolph-Macon records for 3-pointers and for rebounds, respectively. While the program has had some stellar teams and classes throughout their history, the 2016 graduating senior class may be contenders as one of the best.
Livermon sank her 215th 3-pointer back in the middle of January against Virginia Wesleyan. The previous record holder was Jenn Kohler, who played at the school from 1992-1996. Kohler had held that same record for over 20 years. Livermon currently sits at 263 3-pointers made, 50 ahead of Jenn’s previous record. When asked about her school record, Livermon was pretty excited.
“It feels pretty awesome (knowing you have a record). I didn’t even know we had a record book until the end of last season,” Livermon shared. “I knew coming into the season I had to get 34 to break it, which I knew I could do.”
Katie Anderson has broken not only the school record for rebounds, but also the ODAC’s record for most rebounds in a game. Anderson passed the school record on February 13 against Randolph College when R-MC won by 24 points. Following their most recent games, Anderson has also climbed to 3rd on the all-time scoring list.
Both of these players have been huge assets to the program and to Coach LaHaye, and both played key roles in the team’s ODAC Title run back in 2014. When asked about their relationship, Livermon spoke very highly of Anderson.
“People have been calling us the dynamic duo,” Livermon said. “She has been one of my best friends, and to be able to leave a mark on this program with her is really awesome.”
However, the Women’s Basketball season is not over yet. After winning their first ODAC tournament game against Shenandoah, they will now see Guilford in the next round. Livermon believes they have a chance to go out on a high and as ODAC champions.
“This season has had many ups and downs, but over the past 5 games we have been playing really well,” Livermon shared, speaking highly of her team. “I think right now we can beat anyone in the conference.”
Winning ODACs would be a great way to send out such a special class of players. When asked about being compared to the likes of the 2006 class, Livermon was humbled. “It’s going to be cool to be compared to the likes of Megan Silva and Michelle Orton, but I think it would be better to bring home a 2nd ODAC championship first,” she said.
-Blake Saathoff ’17, Junior Sports Editor