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King , Baker tabbed with D3Hoops All-Region Honors

TYLER, March 18, 2014— UT Tyler women's basketball head coach Kevin Baker and junior forward Brittany King were each named to the D3Hoops.com All-South Region team announced Monday.  King was named First Team while Baker was named Coach of the Year.

King, a junior from Mesquite, had a historic season for the Patriots, averaging 17.3 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest.

She was the only American Southwest Conference player to average a double-double, finsihing fourth in the conference in scoring and first in rebounding.

The forward totaled 14 double-doubles on the year, and set a new program-record for points in a season with 537.

Baker, who has gone 45-13 in two seasons with UT Tyler, helped set a new program-record for wins in-a-season with 27 this year.

UT Tyler also won the school's first ASC tournament title, the school's first women's NCAA postseason game, and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time ever.

"This award means alot", said Baker.  "This region is filled with tons of quality coaches, just to be mentioned for an award of this caliber is pretty cool".

While Coach Baker has done a masterful job in turning UT Tyler into a nationally recognized program, he knows that having good players is the main reason for the team's success.

"Brittany is so deserving of this recognition.  She is one of the best players in the country, and is finally getting honored with the recognition she deserves".

The Patriots' season ended in the Round of 16, falling 73-61 to No. 1 ranked Thomas More.  UT Tyler ended the year with a 27-4 record.

For more on the D3Hoops.com All-Region teams, please visit D3Hoops.com

 

Article by Jeff Williford

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