Vanderbilt vs. Boston University
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 • Boston, Mass.

Vanderbilt vs. Syracuse University
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 • Syracuse, NY

Projected Starters
Vanderbilt 0-0, 0-0 (2001-02 Stats)
No Pos Name   Ht Yr Pts Reb
42 F Jenni Benningfield 6-3 Jr 6.0 4.0
12 F Tia Battle 6-0 So 1.5 0.8
21 C Chantelle Anderson 6-6 Sr 20.7 6.8
24 G Hillary Hager 5-11 Jr 1.4 0.7
22 PG Ashley MacElhiney 5-6 Sr 8.5 2.3

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The Series with Boston University
VU/Boston University Results
Date Site W/L Score Series
1981-82 Boston, Mass. L 78-80 0-1
2000-01 Nashville, Tenn.^ W 92-56 1-1
^First Tennessee Tournament, Vanderbilt-host

• Series is tied 1-1
• Both teams victories came on their home courts

The Series with Syracuse University
VU/Syracuse Results
Date Site W/L Score Series
1983-84 Hanover, NH ^ W-ot 89-82 1-0
^ Dartmouth Classic, Dartmouth-host

• Vanderbilt leads the series 1-0
• This is the first meeting in Syracuse
• The game will be a delay cablecast with Doug Wright and Dan Liedka calling the action
• This will be the first meeting between these two teams on a home court

General Information
Rankings: Vanderbilt: #11 in AP Top 25, #8 in USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Top 5
Radio: Join Charlie Mattos on WNSR 560AM
Website: www.vucommodores.com
Television: Boston game - none; Syracuse game - Delayed Cablecast
Coach: Vanderbilt: Melanie Balcomb (163-104/.610) overall, first season at VU
Media Relations: Tammy Boclair (will travel with team)

Vanderbilt and Season Openers
• The Commodores are 20-5 in season openers
• Vanderbilt is 14-12 in first games played on the road

WBCA/Summerville RPI
The Commodores 2002-03 strength of schedule is ranked as the 11th toughest in the nation according to the WBCA/Summerville RPI released today. Last season, the Commodores finished ranked fifth in the RPI with the sixth toughest schedule in the country.

Larger Than Life
A 50’ x 40’ billboard featuring Chantelle Anderson and men’s basketball player Matt Freije was installed Nov. 11
on the Ramada Inn located at 920 Broadway facing westbound traffic. The billboard features the two players and the men’s and women’s home schedules.

Senior CLASS Award Candidates Released – Anderson and McElhiney Among Candidates
Chantelle Anderson and Ashley McElhiney have been listed as candidates for the second annual Senior CLASS Award. The award is presented annually to the nation’s senior player-of-the-year for NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball. The inaugural award winners were Juan Dixon of Maryland and Sue Bird of Connecticut. The list of women’s “Players to Watch” include representatives from 15 conferences, eight of which have multiple players on the list. The SEC also has the most women’s players, with six nominations. There are five players on the women’s list that were AP All-Americans last season, including two first-team selections.

The formation of the Senior CLASS Award - an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School - was announced during last season’s college basketball season. The CLASS Award was developed in response to the recent trend of college basketball players leaving college early to turn professional.

Selection criteria is based on a number of factors, the most important being that the recipient must have exhausted their four years of eligibility and have fulfilled their commitment to their respective university.

Vanderbilt’s Pre-Season Honors

Chantelle Anderson
• Naismith Top Three
• Honda Award Nominee
• Associated Press Preseason All-America Team
• Street & Smith’s Preseason All-America Team
• Women’s Basketball News Service All-America Team
• Lindy’s All-America Team
• Basketball News All-America Team
• Athlon’s All-America Team
• Womenscollegehoops.com All-America Team
• Gballmag.com All-America Team
• Southeastern Conference Preseason Player of the Year
• Southeastern Conference Preseason First Team
• ESPN.com Preseason Player of the Year Top 5 List
• ESPN.com Center Top 5 List

Ashley McElhiney
• ESPN.com Point Guard Top 5 List

2003-04 Vanderbilt Signees
• Katie Antony, 5-10, G, Anacoco, La. (Anacoco HS)
• Rachel Brockman, 6-3, F/C, Nobelsville, Ind. (Noblesville HS)
• Dee Davis, 5-7, PG, Cincinnati, Ohio (Princeton HS)
• Jennifer Hall, 6-1, F, Folsom, Calif. (Folsom HS)
• Cherish Stringfield, 5-7, G Wakefield, Va. (Sussex Central HS)
• Carla Thomas, 6-3, F, Mechanicsburg, Penn. (Cumberland Valley HS)

Complete Notes



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