Funk Named Centennial Coach of the Year
LANCASTER, PA – Johns Hopkins women’s basketball head coach Nancy Funk was named the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year and sophomore guard Lillian Scott earned All-Centennial second team honors, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Funk captured Centennial Coach of the Year honors for the second time. She was also recognized by the conference in 2011. In her 31st season at Hopkins, Funk guided the Blue Jays to a 13-12 record, including a trip to the Centennial Conference Tournament, for her 26th season with a winning record at JHU. JHU won its final three games to earn the fifth seed in the CC Tournament after missing the mark a season ago.
Scott landed on the second team for her breakout performance in 2016-17. The Westfield, NJ, native finished third in the conference in points per game (15.6) and three-point percentage (38.5), making 22 starts on the season. Scott is one of three sophomores to be named to the All-Centennial first and second teams and is the 53rd Blue Jay to be honored by the conference.
Scott was the most dominant point-scorer for Hopkins, racking up 359 points and 50 three-pointers, the sixth most in JHU history. The sophomore was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for her performance against Gettysburg February 1. Scott led the Blue Jays to an 84-83 overtime victory over the Bullets with a career-high 37 points, two shy of the program single-game record. The sophomore scored 31 points after halftime after being held without a point in the second quarter, including the game-winning free throw in overtime.