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#BethelPilotTop10 – 9. Natalie Young

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The lone Lady Pilot on our list appears repeatedly in Bethel's record book. In fact, that might be understating it.
Natalie Young was the most dominant player in Lady Pilots' history.
Natalie Young was the most dominant player in Lady Pilots' history.
Natalie Young played for Bethel from 2004-2008, and she held 10 separate school records upon graduation. She is still the Lady Pilots' all-time leading scorer with 2,685 points. To give you a little perspective, that would place her second behind Eric Brand for all-time scoring compared to the men. She holds three of the top four single-season records for both points scored and scoring average in Lady Pilots' history. Young posted a career scoring average of 19.6 points per game, also tops in Lady Pilots' history. Not only was she an offensive star, but she was a force on defense as well. Her 243 career blocks rank first among women and second compared to the guys. She comes in third on the Lady Pilots' career rebounding chart, pulling down 880 rebounds during her illustrious career. Young posted a career record of 105-35, made three trips to the NAIA Elite Eight and won an NCCAA National Championship. Individually, Young was a three-time NAIA All-American, three-time NCCAA All-American, three-time First Team All-Conference selection and both 2008 NCCAA National Player of the Year and MCC Conference Player of the Year. She finished tied for tenth in our Twitter voting, and she polled very well among experts. Combine that with her dazzling statistics and history of winning, and you have the no. 9 player on our list. The top ten was created by combining expert picks, statistics, championships and awards won, as well as the voting on Twitter. Some players may have been rated high by experts but did not receive as many votes as others. Others may have received votes but their statistics did not matchup against others. The top ten is comprised of the ten players who scored the best across all categories. To see the voting, visit the #BethelPilotTop10 page on the Beacon's homepage.
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