Tayler Hill Named to Wooden Midseason Top 20 List

January 22, 2013 at 5:21p    by Jason Priestas    
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The season hasn't been too kind to the Lady Bucks, but senior guard Tayler Hill, the Big Ten's leading scorer, has been named to the Wooden Award Women's Midseason Top 20 list.

Hill is a leading candidate for Big Ten player of the year and All-America honors. She leads the Big Ten and ranks 13th in the NCAA with 20.6 ppg and is among the Big Ten leaders in free throw percentage (.807), steals (2.4), 3-point field goals (2.5) and minutes played (39.0 in Big Ten play).

The senior from Minneapolis has 1,752 career points, good for eighth on Ohio State's all-time list. She has scored in double-figures every game this season and in 52 consecutive games overall - the longest active streak in the Big Ten and the fourth longest in Division I. She has 10 20-point games this year, including a career-high 34 points in the overtime loss at Iowa.

Hill is playing well, but it's going be tough for anyone not named Brittney Griner to win the award this year.


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dbit's picture

Would this be the first time in history the men's and women's team each have a player averaging over 20 PPG?