UNCG Campus Weekly

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Women’s basketball honors: Patterson is SoCon coach of year

UNCG women’s basketball just concluded their most successful season in recent history, with the most wins since 2006-2007. They earned fourth seed in this weekend’s SoCon Tournament, with a 7-7 league record, and received several postseason honors in the Southern Conference.

In her first season as head coach, Trina Patterson was named the league’s coach of the year, joining legendary UNCG coach Lynne Agee.

Nadine Solimon won the Freshman of the Year award, the first UNCG winner since 2012-2013 and was named to the Second Team All-SoCon and the All-Freshman Team. She has averaged 16.3 points per game, which is third highest in the league, and makes her the only leading scorer amongst freshman. Soliman has led the Spartans in scoring 17 times, including a season-high 32 points at High Point.

Senior point guard Bailey Williams was named to the Third Team All-SoCon. She ranks third on the team at 9.6 points per game, including 11.4 PPG in conference action. Williams’ 3.3 assists per game is good for fifth in the conference, while ranking eighth in steals (1.5 SPG), 11th in three-point field goal percentage (.331) and 13th in blocks (0.5 BPG).

Te’ja Twitty was named to the All-Freshman team. Twitty ranks second on the team and 18 in the conference, scoring 9.7 points per game, while posting the second highest field goal percentage in the league at .507. Twitty’s 7.8 rebounds per contest is the fourth highest mark in the SoCon, helping her to post seven of UNCG’s eight double-doubles this season.

Copy drawn from UNCG Athletics post.