Maryland JUCO Sports Information contact: Rocco Geppi
BALTIMORE (February 11, 2020) – The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) today announced that it has selected Jacob Falco (men's basketball) and Mya Moye (women's basketball) as its Athletes of the Month for January 2020.
Falko (Cecil College | Tri-State Christian Academy)
In six games played in January, the sophomore averaged 21.8 points per game, while shooting 69.2% from the field, 38.9% from three, and 88.9% from the foul line. He also averaged 7.5 rebounds per game, 4.7 assists per game, and 1.3 steals per game in the month of January. He currently is 2nd in Maryland Juco in points per game, 3rd in field-goal percent, and 5th in three-point percent.
Falko's best performance of the month came against Allegany College of Maryland (January 15) in which he scored 37 points on 15-18 shooting, including 4-5 from three, and 3-3 from the foul line. He also added six rebounds, six assists, and two steals to round out his stellar performance. The Seahawks went 6-0 in January and currently are on a 15-game win streak.
Moye (CCBC Essex | Anacostia H.S.)
Moye helped lead the Knights to a 6-0 month and had a career-high 41 points vs Montgomery (January 8). She outdid three weeks later with an NJCAA single-game scoring record, 81-point performance against Northern Virginia Community College (January 29), in an emotional tribute to the passing of her idol Kobe Bryant.
Moye averaged 30.1 points, 7.7 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals per game in January. She shot 48.3% from the field and made 40% of her three-point attempts. She scored double digits in five of the six games. In the only game where she did not score double digits – January 10 against Cecil College – she finished with nine points, seven rebounds, eight assists, and three steals. Moye was the NJCAA player of the week heading into January (December 16 - January 5) and ended the month the same way, as she received the award again for the week of January 27-February 2.
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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.
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