Lady Eagle Assistant Emily Paffrath Named To Wingate Womens Basketball All-Decade Team
WINGATE, N.C. – Carson-Newman
women’s basketball assistant coach Emily
Paffrath has been named to the Wingate women’s
basketball All-Decade Team, Wingate officials announced recently.
Paffrath is one of five former Bulldogs selected to the squad.
“It’s a terrific honor for her; Wingate has had a lot of great players come through their program through the decade,” said C-N head coach Dean Walsh. “From a coach that faced her in as many games as I have, I was glad to see her graduate because of her defensive ability and athleticism. She should be proud of this because it is well-deserved. I’m glad that she’s on our side now.”
During her four year career at Wingate, Paffrath was a two-time All-South Atlantic Conference honoree and was named SAC Freshman of the Year for the 2003-04 season. She holds conference records in blocks with 327 for her career and blocks per game at 2.66 for her career. Paffrath was also part of four SAC regular season championship teams and finished her career with 1,100 points and 742 rebounds.
“I am honored to be selected; I am lucky that I was able to get to play with some of the other people that made the team,” said Paffrath. “Wingate has had some great teams and players over the decade so being one of five selected is a huge honor. I didn’t always have the most points, so it’s great that I was recognized for my defense.”
Joining Paffrath on the all-decade team are Tanetra Barrett, Tameshia Dawkins, Tricia Peckham and Anna Atkinson, who was named “Player of the Decade.”