Photo: Shu Fay Ung
PASADENA (Mar. 11, 2019) – Senior center Elizabeth Eiden (White Plains, N.Y. / Holy Child) of the Caltech women's basketball team added one more accolade to her historic senior year garnering recognition for the D3hoops.com 2019 Women's All-West Region Third team.
Eiden previously became the first Caltech women's basketball player ever to be named to First Team All-SCIAC, and now holds the distinction of being the first women's player to earn D3hoops postseason recognition. She is one of just three SCIAC players to receive D3Hoops recognition this year, with SCIAC Player of the Year Jaryn Fajardo from Chapman being the next highest on the list. SCIAC Newcomer of the Year Carly Leong earned the same honor from D3Hoops without inclusion on the top three teams. The website recognized 15 total players for the team distinction with five players on each team.
The senior earned the honor with the stellar statistical season she provided for both herself and her team. The senior concluded the year as the SCIAC's leading rebounder (10.8), shooter (60.1 percent), shot blocker (3.0) and fourth-leading scorer (16.3). Eiden finished 2019 as one of just two players in the conference to average a double-double per game and over the course of her four-year career developed into one of the SCIAC's most dominant players. Eiden also rewrote the record books this season, becoming the first Caltech basketball player (men's or women's) to achieve at least 200 blocks in a career (227 total) and set records in field goal percentage in both a season and career (51.5 percent), double-doubles in a season (15), field goals in a season (179), defensive rebounds in a season (194) and broke her own record for blocks in a season (75).