Tac Leading Her Swiss Team Into Postseason Play
Tac Averaging 15.1 Points And 7.3 Rebounds
DENTON — North Texas women’s basketball 2016 graduate Acheil Tac has enjoyed a successful start to her professional career in Switzerland. Since early October, the 6-foot-2 Garland native has been playing for the National League A’s five-time defending champion Helios VS Basket in the city of Vetroz.
With just a few games remaining in the regular season, Tac is averaging 15.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game and is part of a group of young talent Helios brought in.
Helios currently sits in second place of the LNA standings with an .857 winning percentage, one game behind Fribourg. Since Tac joined the team in October, Helios has won 92 percent of its games and is on a seven game winning streak, with Fribourg up next on its schedule. Tac has established herself as one of the top scorers and rebounders in the league.
Tac made tremendous strides in her one season under North Texas head coach Jalie Mitchell before graduating. As a senior, Tac had 20 double-digit scoring performances and 12 double-digit rebound games. She finished with 10 double-doubles on the year after only having seven in the three years prior combined.
Tac averaged 16.5 points per game in January.
Tac’s professional game-high is 22 points, which she’s done twice.
Tac’s field goal percentage her junior and senior seasons at North Texas are two of the best in program history. She combined to shoot 58.6 percent her junior and senior seasons. As a professional, she is shooting 59 percent.
Towards the end of her career at North Texas, Tac became a double-double machine for the Mean Green. She recorded her first professional double-double on Oct. 23 with 22 points and 10 rebounds versus BBC Troist.
Since 2011, Helios has dominated the Swiss League, winning 11 titles.
Swiss League Cup Winner: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Swiss LNA Champion: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Swiss Supercup Winner: 2017
BATTLE FOR FIRST
Helios takes on first place Fribourg on Feb. 1. Helios is one game behind Fribourg.
Just days after signing with Helios, Tac helped lead her team to a Supercup title win over Riva.
NCAA IN SWITZERLAND
Tac has a number of teammates who played their college ball in the United States. Veteran guard Maria Villarroel graduated from Oklahoma in 2004 and was named All-Big 12 Tournament team that year. A recent addition to Helios, Tac’s teammate Melissa Dixon is a 2015 graduate from Iowa where she’s the program’s all-time 3-point shooter. Her 334 made 3-pointers rank 26th in NCAA history.
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