OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Four of the athletes on Grace's women's basketball team received awards from the NCCAA for their accomplishments this season. Darielle Evans and Karen Orozco received Second Team All-Conference honors for their excellence on the court, while Tschida Johnson and Loretta Gamboe received the Scholar-Athlete Award for their excellence in the classroom.
Junior guard/forward Darielle Evans started all 31 games this season and averaged 33 minutes per game. Evans averaged 17.1 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 3.8 steals per game on 36% shooting from the field and 33% shooting from the 3-point line. Evans was also a team captain and was co-MVP for the Royals.
Junior guard Karen Orozco started in 25 of the 28 games she played in this season; she averaged 31 minutes per game. Orozco averaged 15.1 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 2.1 steals per game on 36% shooting from the field and 27% shooting from the 3-point line. She was also co-MVP for the Royals.
To qualify for the Scholar-Athlete Award, student-athletes must be a junior or senior, have completed at least one term at their institution, be a competing student-athlete in the sport for which nominated and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale. Junior forward Tschida Johnson and junior guard Loretta Gamboe received this award.
Tschida Johnson started all 31 games this season and averaged 34 minutes per game. Johnson averaged 8.9 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game on 41% shooting from the field. She was also a team captain and received the Royal Award for her leadership, selflessness, and Christlikeness on and off the court.
Loretta Gamboe started 2 and played in 30 of the 31 games this season; she averaged 8 minutes per game. Gamboe averaged 1.6 points per game and 1.1 rebounds per game on 30% shooting from the field and 33% shooting from the 3-point line.
by Loretta Gamboe, SID Staff