Taylor Hall Named Female Athlete Of The Year

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall
- photo by Tim Evearitt

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball senior Taylor Hall is the 2013-14 Southern Conference Female Athlete of the Year, the league office announced today.  She is the eighth Chattanooga female student-athlete to win the award since it began in 1989-90.

 

Hall led the Mocs to the SoCon regular season and tournament championships this season.  Her squad tied a school record with a 29-4 overall mark and made its 12th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.   

She became the first player in league history to earn Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Player of the SoCon tournament in the same season. Named the league’s Player of the Week on three occasions, Hall was also a first team all-conference choice for the second straight year.

She was the only player in the league to rank in the top five in scoring (15.0 – 5th), rebounding (8.6 – 3rd) and assists (4.5 – 2nd) in 2013-14.  She also posted 14 double-doubles as a senior.

Hall finished her career 20th on UTC’s all-time scoring list (1,183) and eighth in rebounds (814). She worked as a volunteer with the PAWS program in Chattanooga and mentored local youth. Hall graduated with a degree in Rehabilitation Science and was a four-year member of Chattanooga’s Dean List and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.  She was also a three-time Academic All-SoCon selection. 

The Athlete of the Year Awards are selected annually by the Southern Conference athletics directors and a media member representing each conference school. The award recognizes athletic achievement, academic performance and civic involvement.

UTC’s eight SoCon Female Athletes of the Year are the most in league history.  Furman is second with seven.  The Mocs have won six of the last nine awards on the women’s side. 

Chattanooga’s Southern Conference Female Athlete of the Year
1996-97 - Mary Jane Middlekoop - Cross Country, Track
2002-03 - Jennifer Wilson - Basketball
2005-06 - Shannon Wommack - Cross Country, Track
2006-07 - Lanni Marchant - Cross Country, Track
2007-08 - Alex Anderson - Basketball
2009-10 - Shanara Hollinquest - Basketball
2011-12 - Michelle Fuzzard - Softball
2013-14 - Taylor Hall - Basketball

Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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