Women's basketball programs across the Minnesota College Athletic Conference are off to a strong start in 2019 as three teams and one student-athlete were noted by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their recent performances on the hardwood.
Individually, Northland's Carly Mekash was tabbed as the NJCAA Division III Player-of-the-Week for the week ending January 6 in a crowded field of great performances. Mekash brought a balanced game to the court in three match-ups against Division II programs, leading her team in both scoring and rebounding across different contests to open 2019. Mekash and Northland will return to MCAC Northern Division action with a home game vs. Central Lakes College on Wednesday, January 9 at 5:30pm.
Northland Community & Technical College, Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Hibbing Community College are all found in the current NJCAA Top 10 poll, available by clicking here. The Pioneers - fresh off of coach Shannon Nelson's 200th career victory on December 15 - are found in the No. 3 spot after a 2-1 week against NJCAA Division II programs. The ARCC Golden Rams, led by high-scoring Mikayla Homola, are listed as No. 7 in the poll and the MCAC Northern Division power Hibbing is at No. 8 with a 12-1 mark heading into the main part of the Conference schedule with Cardinals Bethany Baldwin and Alexis Desjarlait each averaging approximately 18 points a game.
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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.