Miranda Jenkins(Eastern Guilford) earns Coach’s Award Stonybrook Womens Basketball

Eastern Guilford and Greensboro Area and Regional Player of the Year 2011 Miranda Jenkins earned the coveted “Coaches Award” at Stonybrook University Basketball Banquet.

This awards goes to the player that has had the greatest impact on and off the court as a student athlete. Stonybrook University which resides in Long Island,New York with 25,000 students is a very diverse campus that has one of the highest academics standards that ranks in the top 1% of major colleges in the world. The womens Basketball team made history this past season by winning 24 games and advancing to the Conference Championship game and facing Michigan in the WNIT. The Seawolves have grown from 4-26,14-16 to 24-9 over the past three seasons. No other womens basketball team in the country has had back to back 10 game increases.

Jenkins contributions since returning from a knee injury that she sustain in 2011 that cause her to redshirt and playing only a total of 37 minutes in 8 games last season has been remarkable. She started and averaged 9.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.1 spg, 1.2 apg and .03 bpg from the guard position while only taking 6.3 shots per game . She also had the fewest turnovers of the starters. She shot 45.3% from the the field and 36% from 3 point range in conference play. Her overall 85.5% freethrow was second on the team and was the top in the conference with 50 or more attempts.

She did not get the chance to play in the conference title game loss against Albany which she played a pivitol role in knocking off Albany to break their nation’s longest conference winning streak of 38 games at the time a week earlier. The injury that she sustained also kept her out of the loss to Michigan in the WNIT. She is on track to graduate in December even though she will be a junior in basketball status.

3 thoughts on “Miranda Jenkins(Eastern Guilford) earns Coach’s Award Stonybrook Womens Basketball

  1. Congratulations Miranda. You have been spot on from all the years I have known you as a person and basketball player. Its really good to a former Wildcat doing it the right way. You have always been the right type of leader on and off the court. Sorry about the injury but we know you have what it takes to recover and do what you do for yourself and team.

  2. You have always been a tough competitor since I can remember since Brooks Global. You were about the only girl that could play with the boys and beat them. You were also a great classmate!Proud of you!

  3. I watch this kid lead an Eastern Guilford team in 2011 that had no business winning no more than 10 games win 23 and a conference tournament championship. She was the most dominate player that I have seen in this area over the last 10 years that plays both ends of the court with passion and determination. Its not by chance that she is a big part of what Stonybrook is doing in womens basketball. One of the few that could have played in any conference and been an immediate impact. How she got out of the State of North Carolina still puzzles me.

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