C-USA All-Defensive Team Features UH's Courtney Taylor
March 7, 2010
TULSA, Okla. - After helping lead the Cougars to a second place finish in Conference USA with her impressive play on both ends of the court, University of Houston junior forward Courtney Taylor picked up another accolade Sunday when she was named to the C-USA All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive season.
A three-time C-USA Player of the Week honoree during the 2009-10 campaign, Taylor has etched her name all over the Cougars record books and was Houston's most consistent player during the regular season. The Crockett, Texas, native leads the team in rebounding (10.1 rebounds per game), steals (53) and field goal percentage (.500), while ranking second in scoring (15.4 points per game) and block shots (32). Her rebounding totals rank her second in C-USA play and 29th nationally for the entire season.
She also shattered the school record for career double-doubles when she tallied her 36th such performance during a win over Memphis on Feb. 7. Currently she has 39 double-doubles in her career and 13 this season to rank her in the top 20 nationwide. Additionally, Taylor became the 19th player in program history to join the prestigious 1,000 point club when she hit the millennium mark in a UH road win over UAB on Jan. 24.
Joining Taylor on the All-Defensive Team were Ashley Clarke of East Carolina, Ramses Lonlack of Memphis, Chassity Brown of Tulane and Larrissa Williams of Tulsa. Williams was named Defensive Player of the Year, while Carter earned Newcomer of the Year accolades. Additionally, UAB's Jala Harris was selected as Freshman of the Year.
The league office is set to announce C-USA Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors on Monday.
Taylor along with her Cougar teammates begin their quest for the postseason this week in Tulsa, Okla., at the 2010 GMC Sierra Conference USA Championship. Houston enters the field as the No. 2 seed and will face the winner of No. 7 Rice and No. 10 UTEP on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.