Honors & Awards
2017-18 All-Southern Conference (3rd Team / Coaches)
2017-18 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team
2017-18 (Freshman): Fashioned an impressive inaugural season, earning All-Southern Conference Third Team honors in balloting by league head coaches and All-Freshman Team laurels after averaging 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game...joined former great Rushia Brown (1990) in becoming only the second Paladin freshman to be named all-conference...easily topped the SoCon in field goal percentage (.612) and finished fourth in blocks (38)...registered 11 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks in her career debut, a 72-58 win over College of Charleston...put together a breakout game against North Carolina, scoring 24 points (8x11 FGs, 1x2 3PFGs, 7x10 FTs)...went for a season high 33 points (15x17 FGs) and had 13 rebounds at Presbyterian...fashioned perhaps her best all-around performance of the season in a 58-57 victory over Chattanooga, scoring 19 points and claiming a season high 18 rebounds...work against UTC helped her land SoCon Player of the Week honors...
High School: 2017 graduate of Sidney (3A) High School...basketball coach was Megan Mummey...averaged 26.2 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 59.8 percent from the field as a senior on the way to establishing school single season (603 points) and career scoring (1,567 points) standards...earned Associated Press second team All-Ohio honors and was a four-time All-Greater Western Ohio Conference selection, including a first team choice as a sophomore, junior, and senior, after helping lead Sidney to three GWOC championships...scored 40 or more points five times as a senior, including a career high 48 against Tippecanoe, and registered 23 rebounds in a triumph over Xenia...was also a standout volleyball player.
Personal: Full name is Celena Marshell Taborn...born June 5, 1999, in Sidney, Ohio...daughter of Ricardo and Barbara Taborn....communications major.