Shy Tuelle and Taya Bolden earned Big South All-Conference honors while Lauren McNamara-Clement was named Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Friday afternoon.
Tuelle received first team all-conference honors after averaging 11.5 points, five rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.9 steals — all career-highs. She's scored in double figures 13 times, tying her career best with 23 points at Radford.
The junior guard led the Camels with 42 3-pointers, climbing her way to No. 4 in Campbell history with 151 total 3's in her career.
“I am proud of how hard Shy has worked this past year to earn her place as one of the league’s best players,” CU head coach Ronny Fisher said.
“Shy has been a terrific scorer from Day 1 as a freshman, but she has taken her game to another level this season. She is either at or near the top of every statistical category for our team and has become a solid defender as well. She has emerged as a tremendous leader for our team and is very deserving of this honor.”
Bolden earned second team all-conference honors after nearly averaging a double-double on the season behind 12.4 points and 9.8 rebounds, both career bests.
A redshirt senior, Bolden had eight double-doubles on the year and recorded either double figures in points or rebounds in all but two of her 20 games played this season.
Bolden became the sixth player in program history to record over 900 points and 900 rebounds.
“Taya has established herself as one of the most consistent scorers and rebounders in the history of our program," Fisher said.
She is the last player to leave the practice floor almost every day and her determination and will to win is amazing. She continues to grow in all aspects of the game and that is a major reason for our success.”
A senior and Raleigh native, McNamara-Clement was named the 2020-21 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the first student-athlete in program history to earn the award. McNamara-Clement is the president of Campbell’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was selected as the conference’s representative for the NCAA Student-Athlete Engagement Group.
A social work major, McNamara-Clement has helped organize social media plans to raise awareness for mental health and the organizing NCAA Diversity and Inclusion campaign through SAAC.
On the court this season she is averaging career highs of 7.7 points and 5.4 rebounds. She also leads the Lady Camels, and ranks second in the Big South, averaging 1.6 blocks per game.
“I am thrilled that Lauren has been recognized for this honor. Lauren is one of the most well-rounded student-athletes I have had the privilege to coach in my 30 years in the profession," Fisher said.
Campbell returns to Gore Arena on Monday, March 8 to host the Big South Championships quarterfinals at 6 p.m. against Winthrop.