ORLANDO, Fla.(women’s basketball) — Senior Jen Tamilio (Boston,
Mass.) receives highest Sunshine State Conference women’s basketball honors being named the 2007 SSC Player of the Year while head coach John Reynolds awarded his fifth SSC Coach of the Year honor. It has been exactly ten year’s
since a Panther has won the player of the year award for women’s basketball when SSC all time leading scorer Sonja Radenkovic won the honor in 1997.
Reynolds last coach of the year recognition was in 2002.
Tamilio, a senior guard, earns SSC Women’s Player of the Year honors after leading her SSC co-champion Panthers with 14.1 points per game, which ranks
fourth in the league. Her .402 three-point accuracy is tops among SSC women’s players. Tamilio also ranks fifth with a .760 free throw percentage and sixth
with 2.15 steals per contest.
Tamilio has had a stellar three-year career overcoming two knee injuries and surgery to fight her way back to the top while wearing the crimson and gray.
Tamilio, transferred from Salem State her freshman year and made an immediate impact for Tech.
For her career, she has been awarded four SSC Player of the Week honors including two this season. She is also a SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll Member as
well as a Florida Tech Scholar Athlete and was awarded the Commissioner’s List of Outstanding Achievement numerous times as well in the past.
Other honors include a 2005 SSC All Tournament Team Member and a two time Florida Tech Panther Holiday Invitational All Tourney team member. She led the
Panthers her sophomore campaign as well as leading them currently averaging 14.1 ppg. She has been listed in the top 10 all-three years in the conference
scoring and is currently second for all SSC players in conference scoring at 14.7 points per game.
For her three year career as a Panther she has played in 72 games while amassing 892 points, 310 rebounds, 157 assists, 168 steals, and 19 blocks along
with a career free throw percentage above 800. She is a Forensic Psychology major at Florida Tech and was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Jane
In his 20th year at the helm of the program, Reynolds guided the 2006-07 Panthers to a 22-5 overall record and a 13-3 conference mark. The Panther squad
are currently ranked 18th in the nation in the latest WBCA poll released today and third in the last NCAA south regional poll. Coach Reynolds has 376-199
overall career record ranking him among the top Division II coaches of all time with a .654 winning percentage.
Tech ranks among the league’s top three in six statistical categories, including leading the SSC with a + 4.59 assist-to-turnover ratio. The Panthers also
rank second in scoring offense (65.1 ppg) and steals (10.33 spg). They place third in scoring defense (53.7 ppg), field goal percentage (.384), and free
throw percentage (.671).
Coach Reynolds has produced 47 All-SSC players including three Player’s of the Year in Radenkovic, Paulette King and now Tamilio. King was just recently
named the Top Player of the SSC first 25 years. Reynolds had more players on the 25th anniversary team then any other coach including King, Radenkovic,
Christine Keenan and Felicia Bell. He is on his 17th winning season has had seven NCAA DII post season trips and is one of only two coaches in the league
history to ever make the Elite Eight.
Florida Tech pulled away with their 6th Sunshine State Conference Regular Season Title last week and is heading into the tournament this week playing
Florida Southern on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Boca Raton, Fla. looking to vie for their sixth tourney title as well.
To view the conference release: http://www.sunshinestateconference.com/0607/allsscbkb07.pdf .
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