3 women’s basketball players honored for achievements
03.17.2015 | By Rob Vanya
From left, San Jacinto College women’s basketball players Miranda LeJune, Kendra Howard, and Kaelynn Wilson earned post-season honors for leading the team to a remarkable turnaround season. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
Howard, LeJune, Wilson lead team to outstanding turnaround season
HOUSTON – Three San Jacinto College women’s basketball players have been recognized for their accomplishments during the 2014-2015 season.
The team’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Kendra Howard (Dallas / Cedar Hill High School) was named to the All-Region Team. Freshman guard Miranda LeJune (Pearland / Pearland High School) was named to the All-Conference Team and earned the Region XIV Co-Freshman of the Year honor. Freshman forward Kaelynn Wilson (San Antonio / Wagner High School) earned All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition.
For the season, Howard led the team in scoring at 15.5 points per game, shooting 40 percent from the field, and 63.9 percent from the foul line. She averaged 1.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game. LeJune averaged 9.7 points per game, with a 32.9 field goal shooting percentage, and a 75.3 percent free throw shooting percentage. She led the team and nation in assists with 8.1 per game and averaged 1.8 steals per game. Wilson was second on the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game, with a 47.2 field goal shooting percentage, and a 69.3 free throw shooting percentage. She averaged 5.3 rebounds per game.
San Jacinto College women’s basketball Head Coach Brenita Jackson described the turnaround season as “truly a blessing to experience.” “I am very proud of our team’s dedication and relentless effort to buy in to winning on the court, in the classroom, and in life,” she commented. “To go from 3-27 last season to 23-9 this year is outstanding. We finished the season nationally ranked, advanced to the semi-finals at the regional tournament, and established ourselves as an elite team in this country.”
A women’s basketball awards banquet and ceremony will be held at the San Jacinto College North Campus on Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. The event will take place in the Monument Room, located in the Slovacek Student Center, 5800 Uvalde Road in Houston. The ceremony is open to the public, and tickets cost $20 per person. To reserve seats, please email Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the San Jacinto College women’s basketball program, please visit sanjacsports.com.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.