Miranda Jenkins(Eastern Guilford HS) signs with Michigan State

Posted by Press Release on December 29, 2016 at 11:55 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

Former Eastern Guilford Alumni Miranda Jenkins signed with Michigan State Spartans. No not to play basketball. She concluded her career at Stony Brook University with a Bachelor and Master Degree in Film Production. She carried and undergraduate GPA of 3.3 and a 3.8 in Graduate School. Stony Brook University is in the top 1% of Universities in the World according to recent publications that rate schools academically. Her developing journey thus far has taken her from the South (Greensboro, North Carolina) to the North (Long Island, New York) and now the Midwest (East Lansing,Michigan).

SPORTS CAREER

Many local sport fans remember her leading Eastern Guilford especially during her Senior year when she was named Greensboro News & Records, Burlington Times, Mid State and Greensboro Sports Player of the Year. Selected to Max Preps First Team All-state and Conference Tournament MVP after leading and undermanned Eastern Guilford Team to a double overtime win over Northern Guilford 57-54 by scoring 37 points and collecting 14 rebounds. A team that had future Division I players Sam and Amanda Cofer along with Aliyah Grinage Division II. The former Wildcat average 24.1 points per game during the regular season, 28.7 during Conference Tournament and 39 points during State Playoffs her Senior year and finish career with nearly 1900 points (1880) and Eastern’s All Time Assists leader (609). Her career high was 41 points in second round of State playoffs her Senior year against Western Harnett lead by North Carolina A&T signee Ariel Bursey. The former Wildcat alo help Eastern during the 2011 season knock off 4A State Champion Southwest Guilford 60-45 that featured great players Zena Lovett and Jessica Pone (Campbell signees) by scoring 29 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The former Wildcat still leads the area all time in post- season scoring with 280 points in 11 games and a career post season average of 25.5. Her 26.3 scoring average during playoffs during her freshmen year is still an area record along with 33 points in a playoff game; Including the 27 points and winning shot against North Carolina State 6 ft 5 signee Lakisha Daniels the State’s 4th ranked team. She help guide Eastern Guilford along with such great players as Capricia Small, Ameriyah Jamison and Krystin Crosby to 3 Conference Championships along with 2 Conference Tournament Championships and 3 Sectional appearances under the guidance of Coach Tina Gunn. She was the First player to be name Eastern Guilford’s Female or Male Athlete of the year back to back (2010 & 2011). She earned the All Conference Academic Award Team all 4 years.

At Stony Brook University she made several Honor Roll performances and the Commission Award for carrying a 3.5 GPA. Stony Brook University Women’s Basketball Team was at the top or near the top Academically both Conference and Nationally nearly every year. On the Basketball court Stony Brook set an NCAA record by the being the first school ever in the history of NCAA Women’s Basketball to go from 4 wins to 10 wins to 24 wins. After battling major knee injury during her freshmen year after earning a starting position she regained about 80% physically and started on the team that won 24 games and advanced to Conference Championship and the WNIT. She sustained another major knee injury during the Semifinal game and missed the Championship game against powerhouse Albany whom Stony Brook ended their 38 game Conference winning streak a few weeks earlier and missed the WNIT game against Michigan. Stony Brook went 23-6 in the games that she started and a conference record of 13-3. She earned the Coaches Award. Her class was the winningest in Stony Brook Women’s Basketball History with 72.

She was invited to the WNBA pre-draft camp but decline to pursue her career in Film Production. She has goals to become a major film producer along the likes of Tyler Perry, Stephen Spielberg and Oliver Stone.

FILM PRODUCTION CAREER PATH

Spartan Women’s Basketball All-Access: “New Identity”
Episode 1: A new team trying to find their identity after losing a great senior class last year.
Click On Below for Miranda Jenkins video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6JukDJ4Boo

Off the court is where she has excel in her field of studies. She has produced, directed and and edited many films that has drawn attention Nationally. The Javon Booker Story on Youtube has been a major eye catcher that drew rave reviews. She produce a documentary of a player mom whom had Cancer and it was shown at a Awards Banquet for athletes. Many teams at Stony Brook have wanted her services because of the professionalism and quality. In the Spring of 2015 she won the Film Festival Award that included 11 other participants.

Upon graduating from Grad School in the Spring of 2016 she had an interview with the University of Virginia and was one of two finalist but Virginia hired a gentleman with more experience. While in Greensboro she gained valuable experience troubleshooting with KT Productions doing commercials and events at North Carolina State University and High Point University during her short stay after graduation.

The Green Bay Packers showed interest and like the work that they saw but had already hired someone.

Michigan State University somehow got wind of her work, reviewed it, interviewed her, check references and hired her to a lucrative paid internship that allows her to continue to develop her craft in all aspects of filming and production.She was hired in August 2016. She has been given the responsibility to film, produce, develop and interview Michigan State Football, Women’s Volley Ball, Soccer and travel across the country with Michigan State Women’s Basketball Team. Recently she has been allowed to create and produce an All Access Program Show at the University. (see video)

Michigan State University that has produced such stars from all walks of life such as Magic Johnson (Lakers & Business owner), Curt Cousins (Washington Redskins), LeVeon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), James Caan (Actor),Robin Roberts (ESPN), Robert Urich (Actor), Kirk Gibson (Dodgers) etc.

The former Eastern Guilford Wildcat who has experience both tragedy and triumph and has demonstrated character in and out of the arena. Her discipline hard work ethic has garnered respect from both friends, coaches and foes alike along with lifelong friendships who have never viewed her as just someone playing basketball.

Who knows just maybe one day we may see films of hers that she has produced,directed and edited coming to a Theatre nearby.


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