Former Waxahachie Lady Indians basketball player and current SAGU senior Taylor Hill and junior Charity Page received All-Conference recognition last Tuesday, when the Sooner Athletic Conference released its 2015-2016 All-Conference Team honorees.
Page was named to the SAC second team and Hill was named to the third team and won the Sportsmanship Award.
Hill leads the Lady Lions in scoring with nearly 12 points per game, averages three assists per game and ranks No. 4 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in free throw percentage, with 87 percent (81-of-93).
“No one is more deserving than Taylor,” said Tiffany Phillips, the Lady Lions head basketball coach. “She is an extremely hard worker, both on and off the court. She is a great teammate, always encouraging and is always positive, and I could not be more proud of all that she has accomplished this year. She has a very bright future and I am proud that I was able to be her coach for this one year. I wish I had more with her. She is a special player and a special young lady.”
Hill was also honored with the SAC Sportsmanship Award. The NAIA had five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. To win the Sportsmanship Award, one must show those character traits on and off the field.
Page, a 6-foot forward from Nacogdoches, Texas, averages 11 points and eight rebounds per game, ranks No. 24 in the NAIA in total rebounds with 228 for the season and is the current SAC Player-of-the-Week.
“Charity has worked hard all season to be one of the best post players in the league,” Phillips said. “I feel like she has really developed her inside game this season and become a force for our team. She deserves this honor and I know that it will only make her work harder and want more”