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Emory & Henry’s Taylor Blevins Selected To Play In Inaugural NCAA Division III All-Star Game

Taylor Blevins action shot defaced by All-Star Game logo.

ATLANTA, Ga. – Taylor Blevins will have one more opportunity to represent the Emory & Henry College Women's Basketball team on the court this year as one of 18 NCAA Division III players selected to play in the inaugural Beyond Sports Women's Collegiate All-Star Game presented by the WBCA. Women's Basketball Coaches Association officials announced the field of 18 players and the eight 'fan vote' nominees for the final two spots on Wednesday afternoon. 

RELATED – WBCA All-Star Release | Beyond Sports Fan Vote Website

The contest will take place at the Cregger Center on the campus of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, on Saturday, March 16 at 5 p.m., immediately preceding the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball national championship game.

Blevins, a senior forward from Abingdon, Virginia, led Emory & Henry to a 22-4 record (15-3 ODAC) and a second-place finish in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference this season. The Wasps were ranked as high as No. 15 in the country by and were the No. 2 team in the NCAA Division III South Region for much of the season. Blevins was named to the All-ODAC First Team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team for the second year in a row and became just the second player in program history to earn all-league honors in each of her four years.

Blevins also made her mark on the E&H record book in several key categories. She completed her career at the top of the list in field goals made (561) and field goal percentage (55.5%), while finishing second in scoring (1,403), third in blocked shots (61) and tied for fourth in rebounding (807). Blevins also appears multiple times in the top five for individual season records.

Emory & Henry just completed its best four-year stretch in program history with 83 wins, a .755 overall winning percentage and a .772 winning percentage in conference games. The Wasps reached the ODAC Tournament semifinals in four of the last five seasons and made it to the league title game last year. E&H also earned its first berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2018, advancing to the second round.


2019 Beyond Sports/WBCA
Women's Collegiate All-Stars

  • Kendahl Adams - Westminster College
  • Jade Aponte - Hunter College
  • Lindsay Bettke - SUNY New Paltz
  • Taylor Blevins - Emory & Henry College
  • Francesca Buchanan - Hope College
  • Brandi Dawson - Trine University
  • Bryce Frank - Austin College
  • Jayla Harris - Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Madeline Homoly - Washington University (St. Louis)
  • Jacqueline Knapp -  Tufts University
  • Bridgette Mann -  University of Scranton
  • Kelsi McNamara - Saint Joseph's College (Maine)
  • Maddie Merritt - Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Ashley Oldshue - Emory University
  • Lucia Renikoff - University of Saint Thomas
  • Alecia Rohrer - Messiah College
  • Hannah Spaulding - University of Saint Thomas
  • Madison Temple - Thomas More College

Nominees for the remaining two positions to be chosen by the Beyond Sports Fan Vote are:

  • Nakira Examond - University Of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Jaryn Fajardo - Chapman University
  • Olivia Freckmann - University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Maya Howard - DePauw University
  • Hannah Johnson - Bethel University (Minnesota)
  • Dani Kissel - Otterbein University
  • Mia Morrison - William Smith College
  • Rachel Simon - SUNY New Paltz