Corban center Tara Van Weerdhuizen has earned NAIA Division II All-America honorable mention recognition after a junior season that saw her finish second in the nation in blocked shots.
The 6-2 junior out of North Central High School in Spokane, Wash., finished the season with 121 blocks, an average of 4.03 per game, and she also ranked 13th in NAIA Division II women's basketball with 14 double-doubles.
Vanweerdhuizen ended the 2013-14 season averaging 14.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while shooting 50 percent from the field, and she achieved single-game highs of 28 points, 21 rebounds (twice) and nine blocked shots.
She was a first team All-Cascade Collegiate Conference selection and for the second straight year was voted by the league's coaches as the CCC Defender of the Year.
"I am prejudiced as her coach, but the conference coaches are the ones who voted her both as an all-conference player and best defensive player in the CCC," said Corban head coach Dave Bale. "With the CCC opinion, the NAIA national selection committee was convinced that Tara was a great choice to join these other fine basketball players from around the country as NAIA All-Americans. We all know what Tara can do and we are so glad she will be back again next year."