South Georgia Tech Lady Jet named to NJCAA All-Star Team
Charlotte, NC – South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets rising sophomore center Femme Sikuzani has been selected to the 2019 – 2020 NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star team. Niya McGuire, who played for Tyler Junior College in Texas last season, was also selected. She is transferring to SGTC to play for the Lady Jets as a sophomore.
“I am excited for both Femme and Niya,” said SGTC Athletic Director and Lady Jets head coach James Frey. “Femme had a fantastic freshman year and has put in a lot of work to make herself stronger and more athletic. She’s spent a lot of time of skill development and I can’t wait to see all of this work on display next season. She is very deserving of this honor.”
Coach Frey is also excited about Niya McGuire joining the Lady Jets this season. “Niya is a transfer from Tyler Junior College in Texas, which is a top 15 program every year. She is a very skills power forward/small forward who has a chance to be one of the best players in our conference. She has been impressive in our Zoom discussions and is very intelligent. I’ve enjoyed watching her freshman year film and she was very highly recommended to me by Coach Tillis at Tyler,” said Coach Frey.
A total of 50 exceptionally talented athletes who are entering their sophomore year after competing at an NJCAA member school for the 2019 – 2020 season were selected. This year’s honorees feature 33 Division I, 12 Division II, and five Division III student-athletes across 42 various NJCAA institutions.
With the ongoing presence of COVID-19, what would have been the 13th annual NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star event is unable to transpire.
Brandan Harrell, NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association President commended the 50 All-Star recipients. “On behalf of the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, we would like to congratulate the 2020 NJCAA WBB CA All Star and Hall of Fame event participants. It deeply saddens us that we will not be able to honor these participants this year at our annual event. They have worked very hard during their freshman year to be selected to represent their institutions, their regions, and the NJCAA.
“However, this is still a great honor and we will do our present to promote these deserving student-athletes. I want to thank all of the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches that nominate their deserving student-athletes,” said Coach Harrell.
The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets finished the 2019 – 2020 season with a 17 – 0 conference record and a 30 – 2 overall record. They qualified for the NJCAA National tournament but were unable to compete due to the cancellation of the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Femme Sikuzani played in all 32 of the Lady Jets games this season and started 29. She averaged 10.6 points per game and shot 65% from the free throw line. She was a 55% shooter from the field. She averaged 1.4 blocks, 1.1 steals and 10.8 rebounds per game.
Niya McGuire played in 31 games at Tyler Junior College last season and average 9.4 points per game. She shot 59.4% from the field. She helped lead her team to a 23 – 9 overall record and a 13 – 6 conference performance in 2019 – 2020.