Williams Baptist University’s Taylor Freeman was named Second-Team All-American Midwest Conference while Tia Brazell earned Honorable Mention honors when the AMC released its annual women’s basketball awards on March 3.
Freeman earned second-team honors after leading the Lady Eagles in points, assists, steals and blocks. The junior averaged 13.3 points, 3.0 assists, 2.97 steals and .97 blocks per contest. She scored 400 points in 30 games played.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native’s 89 steals ranked 13th nationally and tied for second in the conference. Meanwhile, the guard ranked 43rd in the NAIA with 29 total blocks.
Brazell earned honorable mention honors in her final season for WBU. The senior scored 346 points, averaging 11.5 per game. She led the team and finished 21st nationally with an 83.3 free throw percentage for the season. That ranked third in the AMC.
The Benton native also finished the year with 81 assists, 54 steals and 57 rebounds.
Ten Lady Eagles were named to the Academic All-Conference Team, including three junior varsity players. Ashlyn Ellis, Grace Wellman, Harley Thomason, Kate Junkersfeld, Kelsey Abney, Melanie McKuin and Tasia Bland represented the varsity team, while Kelsey Powers, Shea Holland and Chasity Trotter represented the JV program.
To be eligible for academic all-conference honors, student-athletes must be in their second semester at their AMC institution, have at least a 3.0 GPA and finish the year on the team.
Wellman also represented Williams on the AMC’s Champions of Character Team. This team represents the NAIA five core values of respect, servant leadership, integrity, sportsmanship and responsibility.
WBU finished the 2019-20 season in fifth place in the American Midwest Conference with a record of 19-11 overall and 15-9 in league play. The season came to an end in the quarterfinals of the AMC Tournament.