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Maryland JUCO Names November Student Athletes of the Month
BALTIMORE (December 11, 2017) – The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) today announced that it has selected Collin Turner (men's basketball) and Autumn Foster-Fields (women's basketball) as its Student Athletes of the Month for December 2017.
Turner (Montgomery College | Poolesville H.S.) led the conference with 30.9 points per game in eight games during November, helping to lead the Raptors to a 6-2 start. He shot 53% from the field, hit 41.3% of his three-point attempts and made 77.8% of his free throws. On November 12 against Northern Virginia Community College (Springfield, Va.) he scored 36 points, including a pull-up jumper with one second remaining to force overtime and two free throws in the extra frame to seal a 102-99 victory.
Voted the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Nov. 6-12), Turner scored 20 points or more in all eight games of the month, including a career-high 47 points on Nov. 21 at Cecil College in his team's 80-74 win. He currently leads Maryland JUCO with 32 points per game.
Foster-Fields (Anne Arundel Community College | Broadneck H.S.) registered 23.6 points per game to lead the conference in November. The leading scorer for the Riverhawks in all five November games, she scored 15 or more in each, including a career-high 30 points against Howard Community College in a 70-34 win on November 29. Foster-Fields also had three double-doubles in the opening month of the season.
During November, Foster-Fields also averaged 9.6 rebounds per game, shot 41.9% from the field and made 85.7% of her free throw attempts. Her current 23.1 points per game average leads the conference.
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About the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (www.mdjuco.org and 443-840-1751)
The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) exists to govern and conduct championships for the conference's 16 varsity sports. Chartered in the late 1960s, the conference is composed of 16 Maryland community colleges that compete in a variety of varsity intercollegiate athletics. Maryland JUCO oversees and promotes programs dedicated to academic and athletic goals of its diverse institutions, while enhancing opportunities for balanced intercollegiate athletic programming. The conference provides organizational structure for its membership while strengthening commitments to their students and communities. In accordance with the philosophy of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the conference operates under the highest standards of integrity, equity and sportsmanship.
Each season, Maryland JUCO verifies the eligibility of all its student athletes, schedules, and statistics for statewide competition. To help foster the best academic and athletic experience for student athletes, the Maryland JUCO relies heavily on the work of its sports liaisons, coaches associations and the Maryland JUCO Advisory Council.
The Maryland JUCO does not coordinate NJCAA national or regional standings, statistics or schedules. Visit www.njcaa.org for national standings, statistics and/or schedules.