A pair of men's basketball student-athletes from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have been honored with All-America status by the NJCAA, following the conclusion of the NJCAA Annual Meetings this past week.
Rochester Community & Technical College standout Jumah'Ri Turner and Anoka-Ramsey Community College sophomore Kevin Schramm were named to the NJCAA Division III Third Team and Honorable Mention Team, respectively.
Jumah'Ri Turner, averaged 22 points a contest, good for second in the MCAC and was one of the top athletes from the charity stripe in the Conference, connecting on 84.6% of his free throws. Turner poured in 593 points this past season, good for third overall among MCAC schools. A sophomore from Bloomington, Turner led RCTC to an 11-3 Southern Division record and a 24-5 overall mark. Rochester advanced to the consolation championship of the MCAC State / NJCAA Region XIII Tournament, where they defeated Vermilion Community College 99-94 to claim third place in the competition.
(Jumah'Ri Turner, RCTC)
Kevin Schramm was instrumental in helping his Golden Ram team battle their way to the MCAC State / NJCAA Region XIII Tournament championship, where they fell 89-62 to Minnesota West CTC. Schramm's balanced performance over the course of the season included playing the second-most minutes in the league (942) and leading the Conference in defensive rebounds (225) and was second in overall rebounding. The sophomore from Roseville was fourth in the MCAC in total points (561) and started every contest for Anoka-Ramsey in 2017-18. He also dished out 97 assists during the year while hitting 64 of his 163 three-point attempts.
(Kevin Schramm, Anoka-Ramsey)
For the complete NJCAA Division III All-America Release, please go to: http://njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/div3/all-americans/index
MCAC Basketball schedules can be found at: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/schedule
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.