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LADY PLAINSMEN EARN SIXTH STRAIGHT VICTORY - added 12/3/2014
FPC Improves to 9-1 on the Court
The Frank Phillips College Women's Basketball Team defeated Wayland Baptist University's Junior Varsity 87-42 on Monday, Dec. 1 to improve to 9-1 on the season.
The Lady Plainsmen had 13 of 14 players score, led by Gabriela Alvarez's 17 point performance which included five 3-pointers. Alvarez is a freshman point guard from Houston and currently leads the Western Junior College Athletic Conference in assists, she dished out a team high seven assists in Monday's victory. Markysha Forrest finished with 12 points and Caitlyn Lambert added 10.
Freshmen guard DeLisa Amador led FPC with nine rebounds. Sophomores Mesha Wade and Shawanika Harvey had four steals apiece to lead FPC.
The Lady Plainsmen led 41-23 after the first half and outscored Wayland 46-19 in the second stanza.
Also scoring for FPC were: Demi Read, five points; Joslyn Smith, six; Wade, eight; Mia Ochoa, three; Mattie Turner, six; Symone Willis, three; Harvey, two; Aliyah Richard, eight; and Rosie Sosa, two.
The Lady Plainsmen open WJCAC play at home versus New Mexico Junior College (11-1) on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5:45 p.m.
LADY PLAINSMEN NAMED 2013-14 NJCAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM - added 7/13/2014
FPC Women's Basketball Finishes with 3.53 GPA
The Frank Phillips College Women's Basketball Team was recognized as an NJCAA All-Academic Team for 2013-14 compiling a 3.53 team grade point average.
The Lady Plainsmen had the third highest team GPA among NJCAA Women's Basketball Teams with Miles Community College earning a 3.59 GPA and Snow College finishing with a 3.57. Williston State College also registered a 3.53 and Western Wyoming Community College rounded out the top five with a 3.52.
This is the fourth consecutive year the FPC Women's Basketball Team has had a 3.0 GPA or higher and recognized as an NJCAA All-Academic Team. The Lady Plainsmen were ranked eighth in 2012-13 with a 3.39 GPA.
Members of the 2013-14 Lady Plainsmen Basketball Team were Brennan Lytle, Honesty Sullivan, Cheyenne Swoopes, Taisiya Novokreshchenova, Joslyn Smith, Aliyah Richard, Jamesha Wade, and Shawanika Harvey.
The FPC Women's Basketball Team possessed the highest team GPA for all sports in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and NJCAA Region V for 2013-14 according to the NJCAA.
SPRING 2014 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ACADEMIC HONORS - added 7/5/2014
Six Lady Plainsmen Excel in Classroom
The Frank Phillips College Women's Basketball Team finished with a 3.33 team grade point average for the Spring 2014 semester to retain the FPC Team Academic Traveling Trophy which is awarded to the FPC team with the highest team GPA each semester.
In addition, sophomore's Brennan Lytle of Dimmitt and Taisiya Novokreshchenova of Moscow, Russia earned a spot on the President's Honor Roll in the Spring with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Both also received the NJCAA Academic Superior Achievement Award for their cumulative GPA's. Lytle finished with a 3.96 GPA, while Novokreshchenova had a 3.88.
Three Lady Plainsmen made the FPC Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester finishing with at least a 3.5 GPA. Sophomore Honesty Sullivan of Canyon with a 3.79; Freshman Aliyah Richard of Ennis with a 3.77; and Sophomore Cheyenne Swoopes with a 3.68.
Lytle, Novokreshchenova, Sullivan, Swoopes, Richard, and Freshman Joslyn Smith of Amarillo were all recognized by the Western Junior College Athletic Conference by achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA which placed them on the Spring 2014 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.
FPC PAIR EARN WJCAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HONORS - added 5/23/2014
Swoopes and Sullivan Earn All-Conference Honors
A pair of Frank Phillips College Women's Basketball Players garnered Western Junior College Athletic Conference honors with Cheyenne Swoopes earning 2014 WJCAC All-Conference First Team and Honesty Sullivan was named All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Swoopes, a sophomore point guard from Odessa, led the nation in assists with 226 total, averaging 7.5 assists per game. She also averaged 13.7 points per game for the Lady Plainsmen in helping guide FPC to a 19-win season.
Sullivan led FPC in scoring for the second year in a row, scoring 455 points this season averaging 15.2 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game. The sophomore guard/forward from Canyon led the team in shooting 73.5 percent from the free throw line, 44.2 percent in total field goal percentage, and connected on 33.3 percent of her 3-point shots.
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