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02/27/2013 - Koth MWC POY


Koth a better Basketball Player then a Baseball Player



RIPON, Wis. - Ripon senior Taylor Koth's career was topped off Wednesday afternoon, as he was named Midwest Conference Player of the Year, making him the sixth player in program history to win that award. A Business Management and Sports Management major from Cedarburg, Wis., Taylor Koth is the second Red Hawk men's basketball player in the last three years to receive Player of the Year honors. In addition to that outstanding award, Koth was also named to the MWC's All-Conference First Team for the second consecutive season. He earned the MWC's Performer of the Week award five times throughout the year.

Koth started all 24 of Ripon's games this season, en route to leading the MWC in scoring with 24 points per game, which was nearly five ppg more than the next-highest scorer. The Kettle Moraine Lutheran product also finished second in the league in rebounding (9.5 rpg) and third in free throw percentage (.824). Koth set single season school records in free throws made (181) and attempted (215), while his 575 points are the sixth-highest single season total in school history. His 11 double-doubles this season are the second-most in the conference, giving him 31 for his career. He also led the Red Hawks in field goal percentage (.479), while ranking second on the team in steals (22), and third in blocked shots (7) and 3-point percentage (.303).

Koth finishes his storied career with 1,514 points and 721 rebounds, which rank sixth and second, respectively, in school history. He ranks seventh in career free throw percentage, shooting 82.5 percent from the foul line. Koth's name is also etched in Ripon's single game record books, as he tied a school record with 48 points against Grinnell last season and recorded the sixth-highest single game rebounding total (19) against Grinnell this year.

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