Returning First Team NJCAA All-American Breauna Rivoli-Johnson of Lake Michigan College has been named the MCCAA Western Conference women's basketball player of the year. Rivoli-Johnson helped lead the Red Hawks to their second consecutive NJCAA Division II Women's Basketball National Tournament berth. She averaged 23.7 points, 3.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game. Rivoli-Johnson was also the top vote getter last season.
In the Eastern Conference Mott Community College's Porsha Fluker was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Year. Fluker averaged 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.6 steals per game. She helped lead the Bears to finish third in the MCCAA Eastern Conference
The top five players in each conference earn All-Region and All-MCCAA and the top six players are First Team All-Conference. Bre Birmingham of Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Carli Richardson of Lansing Community College, Ancilla College's Kaylia Richardson and Jabria Hill of Lake Michigan College were the Western Conference members of the All-Region, All-MCCAA Team. Khadijah Seawood of Kalamazoo Valley rounded out the First Team All-Conference selections.
In the Eastern Conference, Kelly Dineen of Delta College, Courtney Murphy of Oakland Community College, Heidi Highstreet of St. Clair County Community College and Breanna Kidd of Macomb Communtiy College rounded out the All-Region and All-MCCAA team. Charisse Carr of Henry Ford Commumity College was the final selection on the First Team All-Eastern Conference team.
In other awards, Molly Sleeman of Kalamazoo Valley was named Western Conference Defensive Player of the Year, while Kayla Spohn of Delta College was named Eastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Khadijah Seawood of Kalamazoo Valley was named Western Conference Freshman of the Year and Courtney Murphy of Oakland CC was named Eastern Conference Player of the Year.
Letitia Hughley of Mott Community College was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Year and Ervin Brunson of Lansing Community College was named Western Conference Coach of the Year. Mike Groulx of St. Clair County Community College was MCCAA Coach of the Year.
The entire list of award winners can be viewed here: http://www.mccaa.org/awards/13/10.php