College Basketball News – Guilford’s Anais Weatherly Lands All-State Honor

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College junior Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) earned First Team All-State (College Division) recognition Wednesday from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA). She was a second-team selection in 2015 and joins Gabby Oglesby ’14 as the two Quakers’ with multiple all-state commendations.

The all-star units are comprised of basketball student-athletes from North Carolina’s NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA institutions. The state’s sports information directors nominated student-athletes for the teams, which were selected by NCCSIA members. NCCSIA was founded in 2002 and its first all-state basketball teams were released in 2005.

In March, Weatherly became the fourth Guilford student-athlete named an NCAA Division III honorable mention All-America by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and its first in 16 years. The 5-11 forward was also named Second Team All-South by and First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). The junior led Guilford in most statistical categories, including scoring (15.0 ppg.), rebounding (9.5 rpg.) and assists (2.4 apg.). She ranked eighth among ODAC scoring leaders and third in rebounding, which makes her one of four students in the top-10 of both categories. Weatherly also averaged a league-best 3.1 steals per contest, the 38th-highest average in Division III. She led the league in offensive rebounds (3.4 rpg.) and her 45.0% field-goal percentage ranked seventh.

Weatherly’s 87 steals stand second in school history and her 266 rebounds are ninth. She enters her senior campaign with 975 career points, 25 shy of becoming the 19th 1,000-point scorer in school history. Her 599 rebounds stand 12th all-time at Guilford.

Weatherly completed the season with 12 double-doubles, including a season-high 24-point, 15-rebound performance against Emory & Henry College February 17. She was a two-time ODAC Player of the Week and earned All-ODAC Tournament honors. Weatherly averaged 13.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 3.9 steals and 0.6 blocks in Guilford’s eight games versus NCAA Tournament and regionally ranked teams.
With no seniors on this year’s roster, coach Stephanie Flamini could return all 14 letter winners in 2016-17, including Weatherly.