Tilleman Finishes 2011-12 As D3's Assist-To-Turnover Leader
Courtesy of Lakeland College
Lakeland College senior point guard Becca Tilleman finished the 2011-12 women's basketball season as the most efficient ball handler in the nation, leading the nation's Division III programs with a 2.74 assist-to-turnover ratio. It is the fourth-best mark amongst all three NCAA divisions.
"It was a much unexpected accomplishment," said Tilleman. "I knew I was having a good season when I broke the assist record in a game thanks to my teammates stepping up and knocking down shots. It was my senior year and I wanted to do everything I could to help the team win. It's nice to go out with a bang."
The Green Bay, Wis., native finished the season with 129 assists to just 47 turnovers in 26 games. She finished just ahead of Devin Beasley of Thomas More who had a 2.63 assist-to-turnover ratio, with 126 assists and 48 turnovers in 28 games.
Tilleman also had the third highest single-season assist total in Lakeland history, behind 1985 graduate Helle Stokke (132) and 1990 grad Lynn Holguim (140). She surpassed 2004 Lakeland grad Casey Thousand for most assists in a game with 12 against Rockford College.
Tilleman finished her career at Lakeland with 285 assists, the sixth-best mark in school history.
"It was a privilege to coach Becca," said Lakeland head coach Lindsey Vande Hoef. "She did such a wonderful job learning my system in one year and becoming the leader and coach on the floor. She was the biggest reason for our success this season. It's going to be hard to replace her."