KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lyon College women's basketball player Elliot Taylor (SR/Cabot, Ark.) has been named a 2016-17 NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, the national office announced on Monday. Taylor is the eighth women's basketball player in program history to be named to the list, and first since 2013.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.
A total of 141 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball players were selected as NAIA-Scholar-Athletes. Montana State-Northern led all institutions with eight individuals on the list.
Taylor posted a 3.59 grade point average, while majoring in Biology this season.
During the 2016-17 campaign, Taylor finished fifth on the team with 8.1 points per game and was second on the squad with 5.0 rebounds. She also hit 59.2 percent of her shots, and had a team high 22 total blocks on the season.
Taylor played all four years at Lyon and finishes 12th in program history with 1,205 total points, and fifth with 637 total rebounds and 72 total blocks.
She also scored a season high 17 points against Lindenwood-Belleville on Feb. 23, and had 12 double-digit outings on the season.
17 other women's basketball student-athletes were recognized from the American Midwest Conference. Park had three, while Williams Baptist, Columbia, Lindenwood-Belleville, Missouri Baptist, Freed-Hardeman and William Woods had two. Stephens and Hannibal-LaGrange added one apiece.