March 1, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston women's basketball player Kendra Mosley (Indian Head, MD) has been named to the Little East Conference All-Rookie Team, it was announced today by the conference. The selections marks only the second time in program history that the Beacons have landed a rookie on the All-Rookie squad.
Mosley excelled during her freshman campaign as one of the most versatile players in the league, finishing her season ranked within the conference's top 15 in ten different categories. She ranked first in the LEC in steals averaging 2.8 thefts per contest, tied for first in 3-point field goals made per game with a 2.4 average while ranking second in total 3-point field goals made (59). She was also incredibly efficient from behind the arc, ranking second on the Beacons and eighth in the LEC with a .281 percentage from downtown. Mosley led the team in scoring while ranking ninth overall in the LEC averaging 13.1 points per game to complement 7.0 rebounds per night, good for second on the squad and 13th overall in the conference. The shooting guard helped contribute to the offensive output averaging 2.4 assists per game to lead the team and rank 14th in the LEC and also was efficient from the free throw line, ranking first on the Beacons and seventh in the league with a .753 percentage. An absolute workhorse, the Indian Head, MD native averaged 34.0 minutes per game, the highest total among UMass Boston players and good for fourth most in the Little East. On the season, Mosley was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week twice during the weeks of November 22-28 and January 9-15 while also being named the New England Women's Basketball Association Rookie of the Week for her play during the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5. On the season, Mosley led the team in scoring during 11 games and netted a team-high 30 points on two separate occasions, both coming in UMass Boston victories. She also was the Beacon's leading rebounder in 11 games. From November 28 through December 7, the rookie went off over a four game span, averaging 23.5 ppg and 8.0 rpg, helping UMass Boston go 4-0 during that stretch. She was able to register four double-doubles on the season including a pair back-to-back on Dec. 4 vs. Keene State (21 and 11) and Dec. 7 vs. Mount Ida (30 and 10). Mosley's 59 3-point field goals on the season ties Indya Mitchell (2003-07) for the UMass Boston single season record
UMass Boston finished the season with an overall 13-12 record, including 3-12 in conference play. It was the first time since the 2006-07 season and only the fourth time since 1985 that the program posted an above .500 winning percentage.