Senior Tyler Scaife, who has accomplished many things in her career on the banks, including surpassing the 2,000 point scoring mark earlier this season, earned another honor on Monday. She was named to the First Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media.
Tyler Scaife named First Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches & media. @T_SCAIFE leads Rutgers at 19.7 points per game, including 17 contests with 20 points or more, and needs only 11 points to move into second on #RHoops all-time scoring leaders list. pic.twitter.com/rw1kPrkUnG— Rutgers W.Basketball (@RutgersWBB) February 26, 2018
Scaife is averaging 19.7 points per game and has scored 20 or more points in 17 outings this season. She finished the regular season fifth in the Big Ten in scoring and free throw percentage (81.6%), as well as twelfth in field goal percentage (44.7%). On senior night last week, Scaife finished her last regular season game of her career at the RAC with a 30 point performance in a loss to Iowa. She needs 11 more points to pass Cappie Pondexter to become the second all-time leading scorer for Rutgers.
Scaife has now received three All-Big Ten honors in her career, as she was named an honorable mention as a sophomore and was a second team honoree as a junior. She sat out as a redshirt last season due to a serious medical condition that involved open heart surgery, making this season even more remarkable.
In addition to Scaife, teammate Stasha Carey was named an honorable mention selection by the media. The redshirt junior had transferred to Rutgers from PITT last year and was a reliable contributor in the frontcourt for the Scarlet Knights this season. She stuffed the stat sheet in averaging 7.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game.
Stasha Carey is an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media. @stashacarey35 averages 7.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and ranks fourth in the Big Ten in steals. pic.twitter.com/9ohlunJCit— Rutgers W.Basketball (@RutgersWBB) February 26, 2018
The Rutgers women’s basketball team finished 19-11 during the regular season and 7-9 in Big Ten play. They finished in ninth place in the conference and will play 8th seeded Purdue on Thursday, March 1st at noon in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana.