Women's Basketball Wraps Up Season at First Annual Flash Family Banquet
The Kent State women's basketball program wrapped up their 2012-2013 season this past Sunday (Mar. 17) by hosting their first annual Flash Family Banquet.
Players, coaches, staff and community supporters of the team gathered together to honor seniors Tamzin Barroilhet, Diamon Beckford, Trisha Krewson and Leslie Schaefer. The gathering also provided the opportunity to award various individual honors.
Senior Leslie Schaefer took home the Most Improved award. Schaefer missed four games toward the beginning of the season due to injury, but came back to start in the last 15 games of the season. The 6'2" center led the team with 20 blocks.
Fellow senior Tamzin Barroilhet was named the Best Offensive Player for the 2012-2013 season. Barroilhet led the team in points (9.8/game), rebounds (6.5/game), assists (2.5/game), steals (1.5/game), free throws made (58), field goals made (116) and field goal percentage (.426).
Junior point guard Ashley Evans received the award for the Best Defensive Player. Evans had 25 steals on the season and was a constant defensive threat while on the floor for the Golden Flashes.
Senior Trisha Krewson was a two-time winner at the banquet, taking home the Scholar Award and the G.R.E.A.T. Award for embodying the program's values both on and off the court. Krewson is a 4.0 student-athlete majoring in English with intent to pursue career in law. She was a leader in the locker room as well as on the court, averaging 7.7 points and leading the team with 33 successful three-point shots in her final year.
The Flash Family Banquet was the first for the program and a tradition head coach Danielle O'Banion looks to continue in the years to come.
"Our end of season gathering was the final ritual for the 2012-13 season," O'Banion said. "Our first year at Kent State is about building culture and setting program standards. I am excited to see our program grow in the coming years and this function will be a direct reflection of that growth."