News release date: March 3, 1998

Rough Caps Record-Setting BB Career
with Second-Team All-Conference Honors

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Dan Rough, who recently completed a record-setting basketball career at Whitman College, has been awarded second-team all-conference recognition for his senior season by the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges.

Rough, who scored 452 points and averaged 18.1 points per game as a senior, was the fifth-leading scorer in the conference.

He finished his Whitman career with 1,639 career points, which ranks him No. 2 on the school's all-time career scoring list.

Don Woodworth, the all-time scoring leader at Whitman, scored 2,019 points before graduating in 1968. Woodworth now works as an attorney in Washington, D.C.

Rough, a 6-foot-1 guard from Port Townsend, Wash., holds Whitman school records for most 3-point baskets in a game (10), season (90) and career (318).

Rough, who became a starter midway through his freshman season, led the Missionaries in scoring in each of his final three seasons, averaging 18.1 points per game over that time period.

Counting Northwest Conference games only, Rough led Whitman in scoring in all four of his seasons. He scored a total of 1,098 points in 60 conference games, averaging 18.3 points per contest.

Rough made an immediate impact as a freshman at Whitman, making 50.7 percent of his 3-point attempts (68 of 134) that season to lead the nation (NAIA Div. II) in 3-point accuracy. As a sophomore, he made 90 3-point baskets to set a school record (he made 87 3- pointers as senior), and he completed a string of 60 consecutive free throws during his junior season to set a new NAIA Div. II national record.

For his career, Rough made 175 of 197 free throws, or 88.3 percent. He also finished with 271 rebounds, 204 assists and 99 steals.

Rough earned honorable mention all-conference recognition as sophomore and was named second-team all-conference last year as a junior.

A mathematics major, Rough is the son of Jean and Jim Rough of Port Townsend, Wash.


Dave Holden, Whitman Sports Information, (509) 527-5902
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