SEWARD, Neb. – For her role in the victory over Hastings, star guard Taylor Cockerill has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday (Feb. 16). This marks Cockerill’s first weekly honor of the season. She joins Taysha Rushton (Jan. 5) as the second Bulldog to collect the GPAC award in 2020-21.
While celebrating senior day inside Friedrich Arena on Feb. 10, Cockerill totaled 15 points, four steals and three rebounds in a 79-64 win over Hastings. The Waverly High School product went 6-for-9 from the floor and 3-for-5 from 3-point range. She saw 23 minutes of action.
On the season, Cockerill is averaging 14.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 40.5 percent from the floor and 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. In 99 career collegiate games, Cockerill has amassed 1,269 points (19th most in program history), 453 rebounds, 229 assists and 154 steals. She paced the 2018-19 national championship team in scoring and was named first team All-GPAC and an honorable mention All-America selection.
Cockerill and the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs (17-7, 16-5 GPAC) will finish the regular season on Saturday when they host Doane (5-19, 3-18 GPAC) at 2 p.m. CT on Saturday.