By Nicholas Williams
Published: March 27th, 2019
Brooklyn College Women’s Basketball sophomore guard, Taylor George, won the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the month of February 2019.
“Winning this award means a lot,” George said. “I have worked extremely hard in the classroom to get to where I want to be, so winning this award shows that my hard work is paying off and I feel very honored.”
The award is given to student-athletes who have been exceptional in their respective sport as well as in the classroom. George played a key role for the Bulldogs this season, helping with the scoring load and leading the team to a 20-9 record and going as far as the ECAC tournament. Outside of basketball, George is a Speech Pathology major and is currently holding a 3.67 GPA.
In 29 games for the Bulldogs, she averaged 14.0 points on 42.1 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from three-point range, and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. She also dished out 87 assists and grabbed 89 rebounds in total for the season.
George has had a number of great performances, reaching double-digit points in 22 games, logging in five 20 point performances and racking up 88 steals in total this season. She put on a valiant defensive performance on February 11th, 2019 in a win against the John Jay Bloodhounds, having a double-double game of 16 points and an unbelievable ten steals.
In a game against the Grove City Wolverines on March 1st, the Bulldogs season came to an end as they were not able to pull out a victory but George was still able to put up 20 points and dish out three assists.
George believes that this season was successful despite the loss and remained optimistic about the outcome of the season, “I would say this season was successful,” she said. “We didn’t get the exact outcome we wanted to, however, we came very far and accomplished many things that we should all be proud of.”
George transferred into Brooklyn College from Temple University in 2017 and immediately made a name for herself, helping to win the CUNYAC Championship in her first season as a Bulldog. She also won awards such as the CUNYAC Rookie of the year and ECAC Rookie of the year for the 2017-2018 season. Recently, she was selected to the CUNYAC All-Star second team.
George looks to her coaches, teammates, and family as positive influences for her. She hopes to build on her success and the next mission for George, for the 2019-2020 season, is to improve on her game and bring another CUNYAC Championship to Brooklyn College.