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Peacocke And Williams Lead All-American Honors
Taylor Peacocke led the nation in scoring with 23.3 points per game in her senior season.
Taylor Peacocke led the nation in scoring with 23.3 points per game in her senior season.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After leading their teams to the NCAA West Regional semifinals, seniors Taylor Peacocke from Western Washington and Autummn Williams from Alaska Anchorage were both named D2CCA and WBCA All-Americans.

Peacocke is a Second Team D2CCA All-American and First Team WBCA All-American after leading the nation in scoring with 23.3 points per game. Peacocke made a GNAC-best average of 2.69 three-point field goals per game, making 43 percent of her attempts, which ranked No. 10 in the nation. Peacocke led the Vikings to a second-place finish in the GNAC standings and a run to the GNAC Championships final. As the No. 3 seed in the West Region, the Vikings reached the regional semifinals for the first time since 2013.

Williams was named a third-team selection by D2CCA and was a First-Team WBCA All-American, averaging 21.3 points per game. In her first year with the Seawolves, Williams carried the offense as the only player averaging double-digit scoring. Behind her leadership, the Seawolves pulled off the first 20-0 GNAC season in conference history and beat opponents by an average of 26.7 points per game. Alaska Anchorage earned the right to host the NCAA West Regional as the No. 1 seed and advanced to the regional semifinals for the second year in a row.

Peacocke is the second player in GNAC history to earn D2CCA Second Team All-American recognition. Williams is the seventh player in conference history to earn third-team recognition and the fourth that is from Alaska Anchorage. She joins Megan Mullings as the second consecutive player from UAA to be an All-American.

Senior point guard Ellen Kett from Simon Fraser was a WBCA honorable mention. Kett recorded a GNAC record 262 assists this year and led the Clan to the West Regional final as the No. 5 seed. The First Team All-GNAC selection set a conference record for career double-digit assist games and even had 20 assists in one game this year, which was tied for fourth most in Division II history for a single game. Meg Wilson was also named an honorable mention after leading the Clan in scoring with 14.2 points per game. She led the team in scoring in 12 games and in rebounding in seven games.

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