Highland Community College held Pinning and Graduation ceremonies for the 2021 Associate Degree Nursing Students on Friday August 13, 2021
Highland Community College held Pinning and Graduation ceremonies for the 2021 Associate... Read More
After winning back to back NJCAA Region VI titles and finishing second in the country this year, the Highland women’s basketball program landed three players on the NJCAA All-American teams. Julia Alves (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Ashley Torres (Morovis, Puerto Rico), and Ryann Bowser (Holton) have been named 1st, 2nd and 3rd team All-Americans respectively by the NJCAA.
Alves, a 6’ sophomore forward, led the Scotties in scoring (14 ppg) and rebounding (9 rpg) as a transfer. She also led the Scotties in 3-point field goal percentage at 35%. The Scotties had to win their Region semi-final and championship game without her as she was knocked out by an elbow to the head in the Region semi-final first half. Alves also made the All-Tournament team at the NJCAA National Tournament. She has signed a letter of intent to attend Arkansas Tech next year.
A 5’6” sophomore guard, Torres capped off a great second season with the Scotties by making the 2nd team All-American. Torres was Highland’s second-leading scorer as well as second on the team in assists.
Bowser, a 5’9’ sophomore guard who has committed to Texas Tech, repeated as a third-team All-American, having also earned that honor as a freshman. She was the only returning starter from the Scottie team that finished 30-6 and 5th in the country a year ago. She led the Scotties in assists and was the leading scorer through the Region and National Tournaments.
“I am so excited for these young ladies, and I think it’s a tribute to the success of our team to have this many players recognized,” said head coach BJ Smith. In the past two years, Highland has had more All-Americans than any other team in the country. The Scotties finished the season 33-3 and an overtime loss 2nd in the National Tournament.
Highland Community College is pleased to announce that Gregory Cary has been named the new Head... Read More