Bopp Scoring, Rebounding with Equal Success
Bopp's Career One to One Ratio
For every action, there is a reaction. For every point, a counterpoint.
As far as Rider's Caitlin Bopp is concerned, for every point, there is a rebound.
After 15 games this season Bopp has exactly 135 points and exactly 135 rebounds. "I don't think of myself as a rebounder or as a scorer," Bopp said. "I think my role is to be a senior leader, whether that means getting more rebounds or more points."
Or the exact same amount.
In her four-year, 93-game career thus far, the 6'2" center from Baltimore, MD is averaging 8.5 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game. She has compiled 794 points and 797 rebounds.
"I never hit the milestones in high school, 1,000 points or 1,000 rebounds," Bopp said, "so wherever I end up when this season ends I'll be happy, as long as we keep winning."
Her career rebound total is fourth most ever at Rider and her 9.0 rebounds per game this year is fourth best in the MAAC.
This season Bopp led Rider to a MAAC road win over Manhattan when she compiled 16 points and 18 rebounds. The 16 points accounted for one-third of Rider's total in the 48-41 victory. The 18 rebound total was almost half of her team's total (40).
"Sometimes we play to how the other team plays," Bopp said. "Manhattan's defense caused us to slow down a little bit, but then we play a team like Loyola and we ran more."
Rider scored 81 points in the win over Loyola with Bopp collecting her 22nd career 'double-double' with 10 points and, you guessed it, 10 rebounds.
A Business Administration major who plays the piano and wants to pursue a career in marketing or advertising, Bopp lettered in soccer and volleyball at the Institute of Notre Dame before coming to Rider.
At Rider she was a member of the MAAC All Rookie Team and has won several Rider Athlete of the Month awards. She has earned her team's Defensive Player of the Year and the team's Practice Player of the Year award.
Last year the Broncs had the best non-conference record in the MAAC at 8-3. This year the Broncs (7-8, 2-2 MAAC) have been around the .500 mark all season.
"We're winning more than we were my first two years," Bopp said with a smile. "The energy on the team is so good right now. Everyone feels we all have each others' backs and we don't let each other fall behind."
For every action, there is a reaction. And for Caitlin Bopp, for every point, a rebound.