Kansas Signee Mosley Named State Farm/WBCA Junior College Player of the Year

March 23, 2005

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Shaquina Mosley from Central Arizona College as The State Farm/WBCA Junior College/Community College (JC/CC) Player of the Year. The WBCA presents this award annually to the top players in each of the five WBCA collegiate divisions (NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and JC/CC) and high school at its National Convention.

“Shaquina has had an outstanding collegiate career thus far and we are pleased to present her with this honor,” said Beth Bass, WBCA CEO. “We wish her continued success next year at the University of Kansas.”

Mosley returned for her second year at Central Arizona after a successful freshman season where she averaged 15.2 points, 6.6 assists and 3.7 steals per game. Mosley was named First-Team All-ACCAC (Arizona Community College Athletic Conference), All-Region, ACCAC Freshman of the Year, and was selected to the NJCAA All-Tournament Team at the 2004 National Tournament.

This season brought more honors to Mosley, as the 5-6 point guard earned 2005 Kodak/WBCA All-America honors, Co-Player of the Year in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, and was a First-Team All-ACCAC pick. In addition, Mosley took her team into the 2005 NJCAA Division I Championship game leading the ACCAC in assists per game (8.2) and shooting percentage (.608), while riding a 27-game winning streak. Mosley will play for the University of Kansas next year.

Mosley’s award will be formally presented at the WBCA Awards Luncheon presented by State Farm and Jostens on Sunday, April 3, at the Indiana Convention Center. The State Farm/WBCA Player of the Year presentation is part of the 2005 WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis, Indiana.