State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor has been named a 2013-2014 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I First-Team All-American. Taylor is the first Lady Roadrunner to earn First-Team All-American honors since Ebony Davis in 2011.
Taylor helped the Lady Roadrunners to the Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship for the first time since the 2010-2011 season. She was named Region 16 Most Valuable Player and averaged a team-leading 15.4 points a game during her sophomore campaign.
Taylor scored 10 points and dished out a team-high four assists against Western Nebraska Community College in the NJCAA Women’s Division I National Championship as a sophomore.
She shot a team-leading 75.3 percent from the free-throw line, dished out a team-high 3.4 assists per game and led her team in steals per game with 2.1. Taylor scored 29 points against the nationally ranked College of Southern Idaho as a sophomore, and scored 15 points and dished out four assists as a sophomore while helping her team defeat Iowa Western Community College in the district championship. SFCC finished the season with a 21-9 record, a region tournament championship and a district championship.
“Antoinette really flourished in our full-court, up-tempo style,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “She will be missed. She provided us with a lot of offense and was always ready to play. Antoinette believed in us and in our system. She helped us elevate our program.”