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Umpqua registers two players on WBCA Junior/Community College All-American Team

2015 WBCA Junior/Community College
Player of the Year Finalists named

ATLANTA (March 18, 2015) - The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today the finalists for the 2015 WBCA Junior/Community College Player of the Year award. 

They are:

  • Evelyn Akhator, 6’3”, Sophomore, Forward, Chipola Junior College
  • Dionna Collins, 5’5”, Sophomore, Guard, Redlands Community College
  • Shomari Harris, 5’5”, Sophomore, Guard, Collin County Community College


The WBCA presents the player of the year award annually to the top player in five WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, III, NAIA, junior/community college and high school). The winner will be announced during the Fifth Annual WBCA Awards Show on Monday, April 6, in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa. This event is part of the WBCA National Convention and is held in conjunction with the NCAAŽ Women’s Final FourŽ.

“Congratulations to each of these fine student-athletes on being named finalists for the 2015 WBCA Junior/Community College Player of the Year Award,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “Each student-athlete has played an integral role in guiding their respective team to an exceptional season, and is very deserving of this distinguished honor. The WBCA celebrates each of these finalists for their contributions to the game during the 2014-15 season.” 

The 10-member team was selected by a vote of the selection committee. The committee is composed of one representative from each of the nine geographical regions and a chairperson. The members of the 2015 WBCA Junior/Community College Coaches’ All-America Team are as follows:

Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Evelyn Akhator Chipola Junior College Soph. Forward 6’3”
Dionna Collins Redlands Community College Soph. Guard 5’5”
Chelsey Gibson Gulf Coast State College Soph. Forward 6’0”
Sierra Harley Owens Community College Fresh. Guard 5'8”
Shomari Harris Collin County Community College Soph. Guard 5’5”
Victoria Kemokai Tyler Junior College Soph. Guard 5’2”
Kristina King Gulf Coast State College Fresh. Forward 6’3”
Ashli Payne Umpqua Community College Soph. Guard 5’11”
Jazmine Spears Trinity Valley Community College Soph. Forward 6’0”
Jasmine Trimboli Iowa Western Community College Soph. Guard 5’10”


“The 10 members of the 2015 WBCA Junior/Community College Coaches’ All-America Team are well deserving of this recognition, and the WBCA congratulates them for their achievements this season,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “These young women have separated themselves and through their efforts, have become ambassadors for our game. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have elevated the women’s game to an exciting new level.”

The following have been recognized as Coaches’ All-America Team Honorable Mentions in the Junior/Community College division:

Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Breck Clark Northern Oklahoma College Enid Soph. Forward 5’9”
Jordan Coleman Irvine Valley College Fresh. Guard 5’8”
Alicia Cooley State Fair Community College Soph. Forward 6’3”
Leashia Grant Trinity Valley Community College Soph. Forward 6’1”
Kendra Howard San Jacinto College Soph. Guard 5’8”
Jasmin Howe Marshalltown Community College Soph. Guard 5’7”
India Johnson Highland Community College (Kan.) Soph. Guard 5’7”
Sueterrica Key Chipola Junior College Soph. Guard 5’9”
Sawyer Kluge Umpqua Community College Fresh. Guard 5'10”
Tamyra Laws Frederick Community College Soph. Guard 5’8”
Miranda LeJune San Jacinto College Fresh. Guard 5’6”
Caylinne Martin McLennan Community College Fresh. Center 6’3”
Jonessa Moore Cincinnati State Technical & Community College Soph. Center 6’1”
Brittny Norris Tyler Junior College Soph. Guard 5’9”
Nakia Page Bakersfield College Soph. Forward 5’11”
Krystal Pickron Collin County Community College Soph. Guard 5’7”
Angie Reid Foothill College Fresh. Center 6’1”
Kaylin Roher McLennan Community College Soph. Guard 5’4”
Whitney Stotler Seminole State College Soph. Forward 5'11”
Tyshee Towner Wabash Valley College Soph. Guard 5’9”
Ashley Tunstall Owens Community College Soph. Forward 5’10”
Breanna Turner Irvine Valley College Soph. Center 6’2”
Nieka Wheeler Johnson County Community College Soph. Forward 5’9”
Demy Whitaker Owens Community College Fresh. Guard 5’8”
Autumn Williams Trinity Valley Community College Soph. Guard 5’9”
Brianna Williams Collin County Community College Soph. Guard 5’7”
Kaelynn Wilson San Jacinto College Fresh. Forward 5’11”


About the WBCA:
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.


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