Two Lakers receive All-American honorable mention

Greg Monahan

Although the team’s season ended with a disappointing first-round loss in the NCAA tournament to No. 5-seeded Drury University, a couple of Grand Valley State University starters have earned an honorable mention spot in the State Farm Coaches’ Division II All-America Team.

Sophomores Briauna Taylor and Alex Stelfox were selected as two of 40 athletes nation wide who were elected to the All-America Team. This is the first time for both athletes to be recognized on a national level.

Stelfox, second all-time in fieldgoal percentage as a Laker (54.5 percent), adds the honorable mention award to a couple of GLIAC honors from last season, when she was named the GLIAC Freshman of the Year. She also found a spot on the GLIAC North Division’s All-Defensive Team back in 2010.

Taylor went from starting just one game in the 2009-2010 season to starting in all 28 in 2010-2011. She improved her points per game by six (14.8) and averaged a team-high 28.6 minutes. Averaging 6.9 rebounds, she was also tied for first on the team with senior Elizabeth Van Tiflin.

Oddly enough, the duo scored the exact same amount of points on the season with both chipping in 415 in 28 games each.

Both Stelfox and Taylor will return in the fall for their third year on the Laker basketball team.

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