February 21, 2006 - Christine Godin (Fitchburg, MA) scored her 1,000th career point, becoming only the eighth player in Mount Holyoke basketball history to reach this milestone. An economics major in her senior year at Mount Holyoke, Godin is a tri-captain of this year's team. She plays starting guard for the Lyons and has helped the team to a record of 19-5 overall and 9-4 in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) this season.
Godin was 14 points shy of the benchmark entering the game versus Wheaton College, a first-round NEWMAC Championship contest. The Lyons, seeded second in this year's tournament, overpowered seventh-seeded Wheaton, 81-58. Godin contributed to the effort with 16 points, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line. After netting just four points in the first half, Godin exploded for 12 points in the second stanza, including six consecutive points and two steals with seven minutes remaining. In a span of just over one minute, she landed a jumper, a fast-break lay-up, and two free throws, recording her 1,000th point on the second foul shot at the 5:43 mark. Godin finished the night with 1,002 career points. With the win, the Lyons advance to the NEWMAC semifinals and will face third-seeded WPI on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Springfield College.
Named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year in 2003, Godin made an immediate impact on Mount Holyoke's basketball team. A four-year starter, she has helped lead the Lyons to four consecutive Seven Sisters Championship titles and their first-ever ECAC Championship appearances in 2003-04 and 2004-05. She was recognized as NEWMAC Player of the Week in each of the last three seasons. Her teammates voted her Best Defensive Player for two years and Team MVP last year. Godin currently ranks third all-time in Mount Holyoke's records for free throws made (249), free throw percentage (.722), and steals (195). She also ranks fifth for assists in a career with 235 helpers to date.