Highland Women Earn All-American Honorspublished April 10, 2013
Highland Women Earn All-American Honors
The Highland Community College women’s basketball team finished as the 2013 NJCAA Region VI Champions and 5th in the National Tournament so the post-season honors are piling up. Forward TaMiya Green, a sophomore from Lawrence, was named to the All-American First Team. Teammate Ryann Bowser, a freshman guard from Holton, earned Third Team honors.
These are the second and third players to be named All-American for the Scotties in the last two years after Kathy Thomas was named First Team a year ago.
Green broke the HCC record for rebounds in a single season with 378, and had the highest field goal percentage in a single season (.543). Bowser set a College record with 100 steals in a season. The 2012-13 season was historic. After the most successful season in school history in 2011-12, the Scotties topped it with an even better one in 2012-13. Highland had its first ever Number One national ranking after beating Johnson County, the previous #1, and beat the #1 team in the country twice, won the Region for the first time in almost 40 years, and finished the season fifth in the country (30-6). TaMiya Green, Carina Jackson, Royce Shields and Ryan Bowser all received All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors and head coach BJ Smith received the district/region Coach of the Year award.