ATLANTA (Feb. 24, 2017) – Led by sophomore Bella Taylor, the Sewanee women's basketball team had three student-athletes named to All-Southern Athletic Association (SAA) postseason teams the league announced, Friday.
Taylor was named to the All-SAA First-Team while sophomore Sue Kim and junior Hannah McCormack earned All-SAA Second-Team honors. Taylor is the first Tiger women's basketball student-athlete to be named an all-conference first-team selection since Jen Bulkeley Staats earned All-SCAC First-Team honors in 1999-2000.
As one of the top two offensive players in the league, Taylor led the SAA in scoring at 20.5 points per game. The sophomore guard also ranked first in the SAA in minutes played, three-point field goal percentage (41.5), and total field goals.
Additionally, Taylor was fourth overall in field goal percentage at 47.6 percent. She was the only non-post player that was ranked in the top-five. The Sparta, Tenn., native also finished the regular season fifth in assists (72), third in steals (56), and 20th in rebounds (4.5 per game).
In her second season for the Tigers, Kim also played well. Kim led the league in assists from the start with an average of 4.2 per game. Her 101 total assists also ranked first while her 68 steals topped the league. Additionally, Kim ranked fourth in assist to turnover ratio and 27th (6.5 ppg) in scoring.
The third Tiger guard, McCormack, returned to the lineup and averaged 11.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. McCormack ranked eighth in the SAA in scoring while ranking sixth in field goal percentage at 45.0 percent.
For the second consecutive season, Sara Dyslin of Hendrix was named the SAA Player of the Year. Oglethorpe's Lauren Ransom was named the SAA Defensive Player of the Year while Emilee Olsen of Birmingham-Southern was named the SAA Newcomer of the Year. BSC's Mike Ricks, who led the Panthers to the 2016-17 SAA Regular Season Championships, was named the SAA Coach of the Year.