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Highland's Vukov Earns First Team All-American Honors

published May 5, 2016

Highland’s Vukov Earns First Team All-American Honors

Szonja Vukov, a member of the Highland Community College women’s basketball team, has been named as a 2016 NJCAA Division 2 Basketball First Team All-American. Vukov a 6'1" freshman from Budakeszi, Hungary, led the NJCAA Region VI Division 2 in scoring, averaging 18.6 points per game for the season, which ties her for third all-time at Highland. She finished the regular season as the Kansas Jayhawk Conference's leading rebounder, pulling down 9.9 boards a game. Vukov led the Scotties in rebounds (308), steals (129), and assists (116); her assists set a new Highland record.

Vukov also earned 1st Team All-KJCCC and 1st Team All-Region VI honors, as well as the KJCCC Most Valuable Player, Freshman of the Year, and was the 2016 Region VI regular season scoring and rebounding champion. Vukov is the seventh All-American under Highland head coach BJ Smith.

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