Feb. 26 - CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – Bethany College senior Anne Wilson (Saegertown, Pa./Cambridge Springs) and junior Kayla Taormina (Center Twp., Pa./Quigley) were named Honorable Mention All-PAC when the all-conference awards were announced Friday at the PAC Tournament.
Led by their top two scorers, the Bison finished the year with a 16-11 record, the highest win total by the program since 2003-04. Bethany also reached the PAC semifinals for the first time since 2008-09. Due to their success this season, BC will find out late Monday afternoon if it received a bid to the ECAC Tournament.
This is Wilson’s second All-PAC award after she earned Second Team status following her sophomore year. The 5-4 guard had her best year point-wise, averaging 11.1 points with double digits in 16 games. Wilson led the PAC in free throw shooting at 81.4 percent and also ranked eighth in the league in assists (2.74), ninth in three-point percentage (35.6) and tied for 10th in steals (1.81).
During the season, Wilson became the 15th women’s player at Bethany to reach 1,000 career points when she set a career-high with 23 points in an overtime win at Thiel Feb. 11th. She now has 1,060 to rank 14th all-time in program history and also in the course of the campaign, she went over 300 career assists (303).
A communications major, Anne is the daughter of Tom & Libby Wilson of Saegertown, Pa.
Taormina is also a two-time All-PAC selection, as she received Honorable Mention status last year. She was the team’s leading scorer this year with 11.3 points per game and was third on the squad with 5.4 rebounds a game. The 5-8 guard/forward also ranked fourth in the league in field goal percentage (47.5).
With 19 double-digit scoring games, Taormina led the team in that category as well. She also hit for over 20 in a pair of wins, including 24 in a home victory over Chatham and 23 in the OT triumph at Thiel. Taormina will head into her senior season with a strong chance to join Wilson in the 1,000-point club at Bethany, as she has 799 career points.
A pre-physical therapy major, Taormina is the daughter of John & Lisa Taormina of Center Twp., Pa.