Kennard-Dale grad Tarbert reels in more major honors

  • Sara Tarbert won her second straight MAC Commonwealth Player of Year honor Thursday.
  • The Kennard-Dale High School graduate is averaging 23.0 points and 13.5 rebounds per game.
  • She set an NCAA Division III record Wednesday with her 27th straight double-double.

The major honors continue to pour in for Kennard-Dale High School graduate Sara Tarbert.

The Stevenson University senior was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Player of the Year on Thursday morning, the second straight year that she has earned that honor. Tarbert was also named first team all-conference for the third consecutive season.


The 6-foot, 1-inch Tarbert becomes the first player to repeat as MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year since Lebanon Valley's Andrea Hoover did so in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. Hoover is a Susquehannock High School graduate.

An eight-time conference Player of the Week, Tarbert currently ranks fourth nationally in scoring (23.0 ppg) and seventh nationally in rebounding (13.5 rpg) in NCAA Division III. She leads all of NCAA basketball (all three divisions, both genders) with 26 double-doubles on the season, and posted her 27th-straight double-double Wednesday night against Messiah (21 points, 15 rebounds) to establish a new NCAA Division III record for consecutive double-doubles.

Tarbert leads the MAC Commonwealth in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage (.514), blocked shots per game (1.7) and steals per game (2.8). She is second in minutes played per contest (36.9) while also leading the Mustangs and ranking 14th in the conference with 2.6 assists per game.

Stevenson, 17-9 overall, fell in Wednesday night's MAC Commonwealth semifinal at Messiah and now awaits word of a possible ECAC berth. The 16-team ECAC field will be announced Monday.