Date: Thursday, January 24, 2002


MEDFORD – Junior forward Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY/Briarcliff Manor) became the seventh player in Tufts women's basketball history to score 1,000 points in her career on Tuesday night at Clark University. Entering the game with 999 points, she scored a minute into the first half for the basket that reached the milestone.

Junior Emily Goodman knows how to score.The Jumbos lost the game, 76-62 in double-overtime, but Goodman added some heroics to her special night. Clark led by as many as 11 points in the second half, but the Jumbos fought back to tie the game at 52-52 on a Goodman layup with two seconds remaining. A last-second layup by Tufts freshman Krissy Nierenberg (Lebanon, NH) put the game into a second overtime, where the host Cougars pulled away.

Goodman is the first Jumbo to reach the 1,000-point milestone since Jodi Beach in 1995. With 1,018 points following the loss to Clark, Goodman is tied for sixth on the team's all-time list with Paula Moss (1978-82). Teresa Allen (1985-89) is the team's all-time leading scorer with 1,257 points. Goodman, who reached 1,000 in 60 career games, is on a pace to break that record during her senior season. She's averaging 17.0 points per game for her career.

The 5-10 post specialist burst upon the scene as a freshman. She scored 24 points in her collegiate debut against Johnson & Wales on November 23, 1999. She went on to finish second in the NESCAC in scoring at 17.2 points per game and shot 53.9 percent from the field (158/293). She was the NESCAC and New England Rookie of the Year. She improve upon those excellent numbers as a sophomore, leading NESCAC with 18.7 points per game. This season, opposing defenses are swarming Goodman, but her scoring average remains a team-leaading 13.6 per game.

"We're barely half way through her junior season and she's already at 1,000," said Head Coach Janice Savitz. "She scores on a variety of post moves and gets to the free throw line, and makes her free throws. She's a great scorer, and 1,500 points is within her reach."

The Jumbos host NESCAC rivals Trinity and Amherst this weekend at Cousens Gymnasium. They are 7-7 overall and 0-1 in NESCAC.