Taylor Peacocke Named WBCA First Team All-American

March 22, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University senior guard Taylor Peacocke has been named a 2017 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) First Team All-American.

Peacocke (Kenmore, WA/Inglemoor) is the fourth player in program history to earn First Team WBCA All-America honors, and second since WWU joined the NCAA Division II level. She joins Celeste Hill (2000) as Vikings honored as NCAA Division II First Team WBCA All-Americans. Gina Sampson (1996) and WWU head coach Carmen Dolfo (1986) were named WBCA NAIA First Team All-Americans.

The 10-member WBCA All-America team is selected by a committee of division-specific WBCA member coaches. Peacocke was one of 10 players to be named a Division II First Team All-American. In addition, 30 Division II players were selected as honorable mention All-Americans.

Selected as a Division II Conference Commissioners Association Second Team All-American earlier in the week, Peacocke adds another All-America accolade to her record-setting season and career with recognition from the WBCA. In addition to the All-American honors, Peacocke was a D2CCA First Team All-West Region honoree, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year, a three-time GNAC Player of the Week and a member of the NCAA II West Regional All-Tournament Team.

Peacocke scored 745 points during her senior year to become the first player in GNAC history to exceed 700 points in a season, setting the WWU single-season scoring record as well. She concludes her career as the GNAC record holder for points scored in league games (1,244), while setting the WWU record for free throws made in a season (159-for-187, 85.0%) and finishing second for attempts in a season. Her scoring average of 23.3 points per game during the 2016-17 campaign leads NCAA Division II and set a single-season school record for scoring average, while ranking second in GNAC history behind Erin Chambers (Simon Fraser, 23.5 points per game, 2014-15).

Peacocke concludes her collegiate career with 1,940 career points, ranking second in WWU history behind Jo Metzger (1,990 points, 1977-81) as well as second in GNAC history behind Chambers (1,946 points, 2011-2015). Her career scoring average of 16.3 points per game ranks second in WWU history behind Metzger at 18.3 points per game. Peacocke is a two-time First Team All-GNAC selection as well as a three-time GNAC All-Academic Team member.

During the 2016-17 season, Peacocke scored 20 or more points in 23 of 32 games, including four games of 30 or more points (five in career). She scored a career-high 41 points in an 84-72 WWU win at Simon Fraser on Jan. 17, coming within a single point of tying the WWU single-game record and tying for third-most points in a game in GNAC history.

The Vikings concluded the 2016-17 season 26-6, reaching the GNAC Championships final and the NCAA West Regional semifinal round.

Founded in 1981, the WBCA is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.

 

WWU WBCA First Team All-Americans

Name

Year

Classification

Taylor Peacocke

2017

Division II

Celeste Hill

2000

Division II

Gina Sampson

1996

NAIA

Carmen Dolfo

1986

NAIA

WWU WBCA Honorable Mention All-Americans

Name

Year

Classification

Amanda Dunbar

2011

Division II

Amanda Dunbar

2010

Division II

Jessica Summers

2010

Division II

Mollie Stelmack

2007

Division II

Tina Donahue

2006

Division II

Tina Donahue

2005

Division II

Stacey Miller

2003

Division II

Celeste Hill

1998

NAIA

Shannon Grandbois

1997

NAIA

 

 

2017 WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ All-Americans

Name

School

Position

Year

Mikaela Burgess

Pittsburg State

Guard

Junior

Sierra Clark

Adelphi

Forward

Senior

Andrea Daugherty

Ashland

Forward

Junior

Jennifer Gemma

Bentley

Forward

Senior

Miki Glenn

California (PA)

Guard

Senior

Cassidy Mihalko

California Baptist

Guard

Senior

Kelly Moten

Emporia State

Guard

Senior

Taylor Peacocke

Western Washington

Guard

Senior

Laina Snyder

Ashland

Forward

Junior

Autummn Williams

Alaska Anchorage

Forward

Senior

Player of the Year: Kelly Moten (Emporia State)

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