Camila Tapias didn't need individual success to validate her student-athlete experience - but she has found it in her final season
Cummings, Tapias and Bautista tapped to lead Colonials this season
Rising senior finds rewarding work during summer internship
Washington's double-double paces four in double figures as Colonials pick up big road win
Rising Junior Averaged 6.3 Points, 1.8 Assists in Six Games
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Photos by Brett Dunbar
2018 Senior Day
George Washington v UMASS
George Washington v Dayton
George Washington v Maryland
SENIOR YEAR (2017-18)
Enjoyed best season of career with single-season career-high marks for scoring (4.4 ppg), rebounding (1.9 rpg), field-goal percentage (.307), free-throw percentage (.933) and assists (1.2 apg) ... played in 33 games with 31 starts ... hit three three-pointers on way to career-high tying 11 points vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 23) ... pulled down four rebounds along with two assists and six points vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 24) ... played a then career-high 31 minutes against Syracuse (Nov. 25) and contributed a trio of three-pointers on way to nine points, one rebound and three assists ... hit trio of three-point attempts on way to nine points vs. USF (Dec. 2) ... played 32 minutes vs. American (Dec. 17) and finished with five points, two rebounds and two assists ... set new career-high total for minutes in second straight game, playing 35 minutes at Monmouth (Dec. 22), finishing with six points and three rebounds ... hit two three-pointers and pulled down a career-high seven rebounds at Davidson (Jan. 17) ... connected on a trio of three-pointers for nine points and added two steals vs. La Salle (Feb. 1) ... finished with 10 points, three rebounds and two assists at St. Bonaventure (Feb. 4) ... hit multiple three pointers (2-for-5) for eighth time this season, finishing with eight points vs. Dayton (Feb. 11) ... hit 4-of-8 field goals on way to 11 points at Saint Joseph’s (Feb. 2) ... scored nine points with career-high four assists against La Salle in A-10 First Round (Feb. 27) ... totaled eight points and three rebounds in A-10 quarterfinal win over George Mason (March 2).
JUNIOR YEAR (2016-17)
Appeared in 24 games with five starts ... averaged 3.4 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game ... finished fourth on team with 20 made three pointers ... made first career start at Georgetown (Nov. 11) and tallied then career-high totals of seven points on 2-of-7 shooting and a pair of free throws. Hit one three pointer and grabbed a rebound in 18 minutes .. scored then career-high 10 points, including two three pointers, with two rebounds vs. Coppin State (Nov. 11) .. matched her then career-high with 10 points, including a career-best three three pointers, at Villanova (Nov. 20). Three triples all came within span of 3:46 in the third quarter ... hit three three-pointers for nine points in 17 minutes off bench vs. Loyola (Dec. 23) ... scored career-high 11 points, with three three-pointers, two assists, one block and one steal at Duquesne (Jan. 1) ... dished out career-high three assists with zero turnovers vs. Fordham (Feb. 1) ... 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2015-16)
Saw action in 12 games and averaged 0.9 points and 0.5 assists in 3.8 minutes per contest as a sophomore ... Made 4-of-13 attempts from the floor, including 3-of-11 from 3-point range ... Scored a career-high six points on a career-best 2-of-3 from 3-point range in a carer-high 10 minutes against La Salle (Jan. 13) ... Helped the Colombian National Team to the bronze medal at the 2016 South American Women's Championship in May ... Averaged 6.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in six games ... Scored nine points and connected on 3-of-6 from 3-point range in the third-place game against heavily favored Argentina ... Recognized on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for both semesters ... Earned a spot on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List ... An Emerging Leader in GW's Student-Athlete Leadership Academy.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2014-15)
Saw action in 16 games and averaged 1.4 points and 0.4 rebounds in 3.0 minutes per contest during her rookie campaign ... Made 9-of-19 attempts from the floor, including 4-of-12 from three-point range ... Scored four points in seven minutes in her collegiate debut against Bowie State (Nov. 19) ... Drained three-pointers against Purdue (Nov. 29), Memphis (Dec. 15), George Mason (Jan. 31) and St. Bonaventure (Feb. 15) ... Had two points, two rebounds and two assists in four minutes at Towson (Dec. 31) ... Recognized on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the Fall 2014 semester.
Averaged 14.5 points, 5.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game and shot 40 percent from three-point range as a senior at IMG Academy ... Led the Ascenders to a 32-13 record in 2013-14 ... One of 25 seniors in the world selected to play in the 2014 SchollyMe All-World Game in Irvine, California ... A member of the Colombian youth national team for four years ... Leading scorer for the Colombian U-18 National Team in 2012 ... Second in the world in scoring (15.0 ppg) and three-pointers made (3.0 per game) at the 2012 FIBA Americas Championship ... Also competed in the 2011 South American U-17 Championship, scoring 20 points with six three-pointers in the championship game as her team won the title, and in the 2009 South American U-15 Championship ... Attended Unidad Pedagogica in Bogota prior to IMG.
Maria Camila Tapias Pinilla ... Born May 27, 1995, in Bogota, Colombia ... Daughter of Yenny Pinilla Garcia and Jose Tapias Patron ... Mother was a star on the Colombian National Team and is currently its coach ... Father was one of the best players in Colombian basketball history and currently coaches Piratas Bogota, one of the top professional teams in Colombia ... Chose GW over Georgetown, Auburn and San Diego State ... Major is undecided.
|Points||11 -||3x, Last at Saint Joseph's (2/20/18)|
|Minutes||35 -||at Monmouth (12/22/17)|
|Field Goals Made||4 -||3x, Last at Saint Joseph's (2/20/18)|
|Field Goals Attempted||10 -||vs. Vanderbilt (11/23/17)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||3 -||6x, Last vs. La Salle (2/1/18)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||8 -||vs. Vanderbilt (11/23/17)|
|Free Throws Made||3 -||at St. Bonaventure (2/4/18)|
|Free Throws Attempted||4 -||2x, Last at St. Bonaventure (2/4/18)|
|Rebounds||7 -||at Davidson (1/17/18)|
|Assists||3 -||5x, Last vs. Dayton (2/11/18)|
|Blocks||1 -||5x, Last vs. Richmond (2/24/18)|
|Steals||2 -||3x, Last vs. La Salle (2/1/18)|
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