San Jac player named to NJCAA Women’s All-Star team
06.19.2015 | By Rob Vanya
Kaelynn Wilson (center) helped to lead the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team to a turnaround season and was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Women’s All-Star Game. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
San Jacinto College women’s basketball student-athlete Kaelynn Wilson has been selected to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s All-Star game, to be played July 23-26 in Niceville, Florida.
The freshman forward from San Antonio (Wagner High School) helped lead the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team to a remarkable turnaround season in 2014-2015. The team went from 3-27 last season to 23-9 this year, finished the season nationally ranked, and advanced to the semi-finals at the Region XIV tournament.
This season, 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.
“Only the top 40 players in the nation make the All-Star Game, so that’s an indication of Kaelynn’s talent,” commented Adonna Weaver, San Jacinto College women’s basketball assistant coach. “Kaelynn leads by example with her hustle and selfless play, and she is a model as a team player. She deserves the national recognition.”
In related news, freshman guard Miranda LeJune (Pearland / Pearland High School), was also named to the NJCAA Women’s All-Star team, but will not play in the All-Star game in July due to scheduling issues. LeJune had an outstanding 2014-2015 season for San Jacinto College, but recently decided to transfer to the University of Texas at Arlington next fall. For the 2014-2015 season at San Jacinto College, 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.
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.