SPORTS BRIEFS: Edwards named All-American, women’s tennis squad volunteers

Edwards named All-American

Pima Community College sophomore basketball player A’jha Edwards was named a first-team NJCAA All-American on April 5. She averaged 13.7 points per game and 14.0 rebounds per contest this year.

“I was really excited about the news,” the 6-foot-5 center from Sierra Vista said. “It’s a great way to finish out my career here.”

She was also named the ACCAC Division II Player of the Year in February, along with being named the NJCAA National Player of the Week in the same month.

Edwards has received numerous scholarship offers from four-year schools, and is still considering her options.


 Women’s tennis squad volunteers at Special Olympics event

The Pima Community College women’s tennis team assisted at the Special Olympics Coronado Area Tennis Competition at the Tucson Racquet Club on April 13.

Five teams and approximately 70 individual athletes from all over Arizona participated.

The women’s team helped keep score, toss tennis balls to the athletes and chase down balls in support of the event.

“I really enjoyed how they just went out on the court with a smile on their face,” freshman Ashten Watts said of the Special Olympians. “Not to win, but just to have fun and do their best.”

Head coach Gretchen Schantz was happy that her squad served the community.

“I was very proud of how my team represented Pima today,” Schantz said.

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