ATLANTA, Ga. – Emory & Henry College senior forward Taylor Blevins has earned yet another honor for her success on the court. The Abingdon, Virginia native was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association on Friday. She becomes the first player in program history to receive the recognition.
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Blevins led the Wasps to a 22-4 record (15-3 ODAC) this season and a second-place finish in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular season. E&H was ranked as high as No. 15 in the country by D3hoops.com and was the No. 2 team in the NCAA Division III South Region for much of the year.
Just the second four-time All-ODAC player in program history, Blevins adds the national honor to an all-league and All-South Region First-Team pick. She was also tabbed as a CoSIDA Academic All-District V First-Teamer for the second year in a row.
"Taylor being named an All-American and recognized as one of the top players in the country is a great way to cap her career," said Head Women's Basketball Coach Anne Crutchfield. "What she has meant to this team and to Emory & Henry in general has been monumental. Her contributions over the past four years have set a standard of excellence and will leave a lasting mark on the program."
Blevins averaged 13 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this year, shooting 56.6 percent from the field and 76 percent at the free throw line. She put up 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals per outing with a season total of 12 blocks.
The Abingdon High School graduate finished her career as the E&H record-holder in field goals made (561) and field goal percentage (55.5%) while sitting second in points (1,403), third in blocked shots (61) and tied for fourth in rebounding (807).
Blevins was also selected as one of 20 participants for the inaugural Women's Collegiate All-Star Game, sponsored by Beyond Sports and presented by the WBCA. The game was held prior to the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 16 in Salem, Virginia. Blevins scored four points, pulled down three rebounds and dished out an assist in her team's 99-77 victory.