HPA Alum Wang Earns All-NWC First-Team Selection
Former Hawai`i Preparatory Academy girls basketball standout Tayler Wang capped off her collegiate basketball career at Lewis & Clark College with an All-Northwest Conference First Team selection.
The award was announced by the NWC, an NCAA Division III conference, on Tuesday.
Wang, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, made an All-NWC season ending list for the second consecutive year. In her junior season, she finished fourth in the conference in rebounding and was named to the Honorable Mention list.
This season, the Kamuela native led her team in both points per game (16.0) and rebounds per game (7.1). She also finished in a tie for the team lead with 69 assists on the season.
Lewis & Clark’s season ended abruptly by failing to qualify for the Northwest Conference playoffs. Wang’s season was practically cut short as well after suffering a knee injury. For senior day, however, she suited up and was inserted into the game near the end, scoring a basket in her final game.
Awards are nothing new for the former Ka Makani standout. Wang was named to the All-BIIF First team in both basketball and volleyball for three seasons from 2007-2010. She also received was named to the All-BIIF Academic Team in 2006-2007.
Wang played 105 games in her four-year career with the Pioneers, starting 76 of those games. In her final season, she started 21 of the 22 games she participated in.
The Pioneers finished the year with a 13-12 overall mark and 8-8 conference record.