After seeing a major leap in both minutes and production from her freshman campaign, sophomore Tashauna Wright has been named a First-Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection, announced the NCAC on Wednesday.
A proof that big things come in small packages, the sophomore guard became just the second Terrier since 2000 to earn First-Team All-NCAC honors, and she is just the sixth player in program history to snag the award.
"We are beyond proud of what TT has been able to accomplish this season," remarked second-year head coach Alex Dellas. "She is an intensely focused player and this recognition is a representation of the time and effort she puts forth every day."
Wright produced one of the best single-season scoring performances in Hiram women's basketball history as she became just the fifth Terrier to tally 400 points in a season. Her 430 total points rank seventh on the all-time list, coming just 11 shy of third (Cassie Bedard – 441).
Tashauna led the North Coast Athletic Conference in scoring throughout the season, averaging 16.5 points per game during the season. Wright scored in double digits in all but one game throughout 2018-19 and never scored less than nine in any contest.
The sophomore guard opened the year with a bang, scoring 24 points in a victory over Mount St. Joseph, and she never slowed down. Wright produced 10 20-point outings throughout the year, posting a career-high 26 in a victory over Frostburg State.
Throughout the entirety of the season, Wright showed off her ability to get to the hoop. She led the NCAC in free throws, shooting 151 on the season. Her 119 successful trips to the line were 15 more than anyone else in the conference. The guard shot an efficient .788 from the line, shooting at least a pair of free throws in every game this year.
Not only did Wright increase her points-per game total by more than 11 from the previous year, but she also set career highs in every major category. She played 34.2 minutes per night (the most on the roster), and set career bests in field-goal percentage, rebounds per game (4.8), assists and steals.
In just her second season, Wright impacted the Terriers' record book, and not only in the scoring column. Her 890 minutes played throughout the year ranked fifth on the Hiram single-season list while her free throws attempted (151) and made (119) rank sixth and fifth, respectively.
Wright is the first sophomore since Hiram joined the North Coast Athletic Conference in 2000 to earn First-Team honors, and the fifth, overall, to be selected to any team.
"We can't wait to see what else she has in store for her career," commented Dellas. "We are looking forward to coaching her and watch her elevate her game to help this team, and our program, succeed."