Annual Commencement on National Mall Highlights Weeklong Activities
Megan Nipe Played Through Torn ACL - and Excelled
Grad Student Led Colonials With 16 Points in Final Collegiate Game
Second-Half Rally Falls Short in 74-59 Loss at USF
Colonials to Face South Florida in Third Round on Thursday Night
Finishes her career ranked eighth all-time at GW in career three-pointers (133), ninth in career free throw percentage (.790) and 22nd in career points (1,148).
GRADUATE YEAR (2013-14)
Averaged 14.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game ... Ranked second on the team in scoring ... Led the Colonials in three-pointers made (59), three-point percentage (.355, 59-for-166) and free throw percentage (.846, 66-for-78) ... Third on the team in field goal percentage (.411, 148-for-360) and fourth in steals (33) ... Her .846 free throw percentage is the eighth-highest single-season total in program history, while her 59 three-pointers are tied for 11th ... Ranked third in the Atlantic 10 in free throw percentage, seventh in three-pointers made per game (2.0), ninth in scoring, 13th in three-point percentage and 15th in field goal percentage ... Scored in double figures 21 times on the year, second-most on the team, with six 20-point efforts ... Led the Colonials in scoring a team-best 10 times ... Scored 20 points in the season opener against Jackson State (Nov. 9) ... Tallied a career-high 31 points on 11-of-20 shooting to lead GW to a 75-72 win over #10/11 California (Nov. 15) ... First Colonial with 30+ points since Cathy Joens in February 2004 ... Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week and College Sports Madness High Major Player of the Week on Nov. 18 for her performance against Cal ... Also received recognition from espnW's Graham Hays for national player of the week ... Matched that with another 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting, including 5-of-10 from three-point range, in GW's 100-71 win over Jacksonville State (Dec. 1) ... First Colonial with 30+ points twice in a season since Joens did it three times in 2004 ... The 31 points were the fourth-highest total in the A-10 on the year and matched the 20th-best single-game total in GW history ... Her 13 field goals against the Gamecocks were a league high on the year ... Scored 23 points with 4-of-9 three-pointers and added a season-high nine rebounds against Towson (Dec. 7) ... Tallied 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting against North Carolina A&T (Dec. 21) ... Suffered a torn ACL during practice on Dec. 26 but incredibly missed just five games, returning at Dayton on Jan. 16 ... Ranked fourth in the A-10 with 18.5 points per game in 11 games prior to her injury ... Scored 16 points against Rhode Island (Feb. 1) ... Became the 29th member of GW's 1,000-point club on her first of two free throws with 1:17 remaining at Duquesne (Feb. 5) ... Scored 19 points and made 5-of-9 three-pointers against VCU (Feb. 13) ... Finished the season with seven straight double-figure scoring games and 11 of the final 13 since Feb. 1 ... Averaged 15.0 points per game over the final seven contests ... Scored 18 points with four three-pointers on Senior Day against No. 21 Dayton (March 1) ... Followed with 17 points and another four three-pointers in eight attempts against Saint Joseph's in the Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals (March 7) ... Averaged 16.3 points and made 8-of-9 three pointers and 15-of-16 free throws in three WNIT games ... Scored 20 points and was 3-for-3 from three-point range and 7-for-8 from the foul line in the first round against East Carolina (March 19) ... The 20 points against the Pirates were the most since her return ... Tallied 18 points and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line in the second round at Villanova ... Finished her career with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-5 from long distance, in the third round at USF ... Was 10-for-10 from the foul line in the final minute of the three WNIT games ... Received the Dan Black Award at the third annual Georgey Awards.
SENIOR YEAR (2012-13)
Selected as the recipient of the prestigious Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship Award ... Enjoyed a breakout campaign, raking second on the team in scoring (10.0 ppg) and third in rebounding (5.2 rpg), both career highs, while leading the team in minutes played (978/32.6 mpg) ... Also second on the team with 25 three-pointers made ... Started all 30 games on the year ... Scored 12 points and added nine rebounds and a career-high four steals in the season opener against UT Arlington (Nov. 9) ... Went 0-for-5 in the first half but rebounding to shoot 6-for-10 in the second ... Scored 17 points and added eight rebounds against Saint Joseph's (Jan. 17) ... Posted her first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against St. Bonaventure (Feb. 24) ... Scored a career-high 20 points in the regular-season finale against Saint Louis, making her first eight attempts from the field (March 3) ... Led the team in scoring six times with 15 double-figure scoring efforts and was the team's top rebounder seven times.
JUNIOR YEAR (2011-12)
Saw action in all 29 games on the year with four starts, including the first three games of the season ... Averaged 6.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 24.3 minutes per contest ... Ranked fourth on the team with 19 three-pointers made ... Shot 82.4 percent from the foul line ... Matched her career high with 18 points against American (Jan. 2) ... Finished one rebound shy of her first career double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds against Maine (Dec. 20) ... Scored at least 10 points seven times, including three of four games from Jan. 18-28, and led the team in scoring three times ... GW Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative ... Recognized on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2010-11)
Averaged 9.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 32.0 minutes in starting first four games of season ... Missed final 25 games of season due to torn meniscus in left knee ... Reached double-digits in two of four games - versus Green Bay at Best Buy Classic (12p; 11/13) and Coppin State (11p; 11/18) ... Grabbed season-high 10 rebounds, all defensive, in victory over North Texas (11/21).
FRESHMAN YEAR (2009-10)
Started 11 of 28 games played, averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 27.5 minutes per game ... Converted team-best 26 three-point field goals ... Hit four 3-pointers and matched career-highs of 18 points and nine rebounds in A-10 Championship First Round vs. Duquesne (3/5/10) ... Hit 4-of-8 three-pointers en route to 16 points in 66-64 loss at Duquesne (2/6/10) ... Near double-double with nine points, career-high nine rebounds against #7 Xavier (2/3/10) ... New career-high 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in win at Massachusetts (1/27/10) ... One of five double-digit scorers with 11 points in win at North Texas (11/17/09).
Ranked 34th-best among ESPN HoopGurlz top guards ... Two-time Minnesota State High School Coaches' Association First Team All-State selection (2008, 2009) ... Finalist for 2009 Minnesota Miss Basketball and nominee for McDonald's All-American ... Named to 2009 Minnesota State All-Tournament Team after helping Centennial to Class AAAA title game and runner-up finish ... Helped Cougars to three consecutive Northwest Suburban Conference titles (2007-09), earning All-Conference honors each season ... Two-time St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State pick and Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro selection ... Owns 15 records at Centennial, including career points (1,855), rebounds (859), field goal percentage (55.4%) and free throw percentage (80.3%) ... Chose GW over Northwestern, Rhode Island and Harvard.
Megan Maricie Nipe ... Born Oct. 13, 1990, in Aberdeen, SD ... Daughter of Mark and Joy Nipe ... Has three sisters, Elizabeth, Emily and Laura ... Graduated from GW in May 2013 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications ... Currently enrolled in grad school at GW and is pursuing her master's degree in strategic public relations.
|Points||31||2x, Last vs. Jacksonville State (12/1/13)|
|Minutes||45||vs. Duquesne (1/30/13)|
|Field Goals Made||13||vs. Jacksonville State (12/1/13)|
|Field Goals Attempted||21||at Georgetown (12/3/13)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||5||2x, Last vs. VCU (2/13/14)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||10||2x, Last vs. #21 Dayton (3/1/14)|
|Free Throws Made||8||at Villanova (WNIT) (3/23/14)|
|Free Throws Attempted||8||4x, Last at Villanova (WNIT) (3/23/14)|
|Rebounds||13||vs. St. Bonaventure (2/24/13)|
|Assists||5||at UT Arlington (11/13/11)|
|Blocks||1||24x, Last at Villanova (WNIT) (3/23/14)|
|Steals||4||2x, Last vs. Jacksonville State (12/1/13)|
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