Tiaria Brathwaite Named PSUAC All-Conference, USCAA All-American
Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball star, Tiaria Brathwaite, was named to the PSUAC All-Conference team as well as becoming a USCAA All-American following her great season. Brathwaite ended the season with 367 points (17.5 per game) along with 267 total rebounds (12.7 per game). Brathwaite said the coaches helped her improve by focusing on her post moves, shooting, and decision making this season. “Last year I didn’t have any post moves and I would just fade away every time I got the ball. This season I stayed disciple in the post and it really improved my game,” said Brathwaite. The coaches and players could see the difference in her confidence this season which helped her improve her game on the court.
The All-American is very optimistic about the future of this team. She says it’s an honor to receive these individual awards, but she is focused on next season. When asked about what she is expecting next season she replied, “We are going to the Championships next season!” She has one hundred percent confidence in her coach, and has no doubt he will push them to achieve their goals. Brathwaite will be working hard during the off-season to improve her post moves, free-throw shooting, driving to the basket, and left-handed shooting. With newcomers and returning players, next season will be very exciting for the team.