NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Games from February 17-23

  
Evelyn Akhator, Chipola
Freshman - Forward/Center
Lagos, Nigeria


Chipola College’s Evelyn Akhator is this week's NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Akhator, a freshman from Lagos, Nigeria, averaged 15.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 2.0 blocks in two games during the voting period. Akhator added two more double-doubles to her ledger, which now stands at 22 on the season (out of 24 games), in leading Chipola to wins over Tallahassee and Northwest Florida State and a perfect Panhandle Conference record. Against Tallahassee (February 18), she recorded 11 points, ten rebounds and seven steals. Four days later, she tallied 19 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in the win over Northwest Florida State. For the week, Akhator shot 46.7 percent (7-of-15) from the floor and 72.7 percent (16-of-22) from the free throw line.


Honorable Mention

  • Jordyn Bond, Miami Dade – averaged 18.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists in three games
  • Vernessa Hinnant, Miami Dade – averaged 19.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games
  • Sarah Kelton, Indian River State – averaged 16.0 points and 5.0 assists in two games
  • Khadjera Young, Hillsborough – averaged 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games


Previous NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week recipients

February 25: Evelyn Akhator, Chipola
February 18: Stannetta Givens, Broward
February 11: Rachelle Aupont, Eastern Florida State
February 4: Simone Westbrook, Northwest Florida State
January 28: Evelyn Akhator, Chipola*
January 21: Samaria Howard, Florida State College at Jacksonville
January 14: Ashley Jones, Palm Beach State
January 7: Ashley Jones, Palm Beach State
December 17: Kenisha Jones, St. Petersburg
December 10: Simiah Blount, Hillsborough
December 3: Evelyn Akhator, Chipola
November 26: Rachel Reid, Hillsborough*
November 19: Jessica Doyle, Eastern Florida State
November 12: Jessica Morton, Gulf Coast State
November 6: Ashley Jones, Palm Beach State

* - also named NJCAA Player of the Week

FCSAA Council for Athletic Affairs

Mr. Rick Hitt
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FCSAA Council for Athletic Affairs
South Florida State College

National NJCAA Women's BKB Game

Women's Region 8 Commissioner

Mr. George Sanders 
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Womens Region 8 Commissioner
Florida State College at Jacksonville