CATAWBA VALLEY ATHLETICS – Sophomore Forward, Kadesha Gibbs and sophomore, Anika Jones, signed National Letter of Intents to continue their collegiate career. Gibbs signed with Georgia College who competes in the NCAA DII, Peach Belt Conference. While Jones signed with Johnson C. Smith who competes in the NCAA DII Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Gibbs led the 22-7 Lady Bucs to a third place conference finish this season while leading the team in multiple statistical categories. Gibbs was named to the Region X First-Team, Region X Player of the Year, Region X/District J All-Tournament Team, and NJCAA DII First-Team All-American. Gibbs is also an exceptional student and named to the Region X All-Academic Team for the second year in a row with a 3.68 GPA. “Kadesha is one of the best student-athletes , I have ever coached,” said Head Coach Tisha England. “She is eager to learn and has an outstanding work-ethic with a great character. Kadesha’s drive to be successful, and her knowledge of the game is just a few of her many traits. She impacted the team in every category. All the honors that have been bestowed upon her are well-deserving, and I am proud of Kadesha. I look forward to hearing many great things in the future about this young lady.”

Jones helped guide the Lady Bucs to a third place finish. This season Jones was named Region X First-Team, and Region X/District J All-Tournament Team. Jones had an amazing freshman year helping the Bucs to a conference title, undefeated regular season and 30-1 record. Jones was named Region X Player of the Year in 2013 and also was the first CVCC women’s basketball player to become an All-American, being named NJCAA 1st Team All-American as a freshman. “It has been a joy to coach Anika here at CVCC,” said Coach England. “When I first recruited Anika at Shelby High School, I knew she was special. Her athletic ability was ahead of the game, but her passion and heart for the game was what caught my attention. She worked hard and continued to play until the end of the game. Anika has set high standards for CVCC Women’s Basketball program being the First First-Team All-American. With Anika’s continual work ethic, passion for the game, and character, her destiny will become a legacy. I bless Anika Jones with much success at Johnson C. Smith, and I look forward to seeing and hearing more women’s basketball records broken in the CIAA.”