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.