Women’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball Holding Tryouts

Head Coach Tisha England is excited to announce that the CVCC Lady Bucs will be holding try-outs on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Tarlton Complex from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

To tryout you must bring a current physical (within the last 12 months) and wear appropriate gear and tennis shoes. If you have any questions, please contact Coach England at tengland@cvcc.edu or (828) 327-7000 ext. 4014

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Women’s Basketball Sophomores Gibbs and Jones Sign to Continue Career

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.”

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Lady Buc Kadesha Gibbs Named NJCAA All-American

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CATAWBA VALLEY CC ATHLETICS – For the second straight year the Lady Bucs Women’s Basketball team has had an NJCAA First Team All-American. This year the 5’9” Sophomore Forward, Kadesha Gibbs, was named one of the top 10 players in NJCAA DII Women’s Basketball.

Kadesha Gibbs helped lead the Lady Bucs to a 21-7 record and a 3rd place region finish in the regular season. Gibbs who shot an NJCAA nation best 61.3 field goal percentage lead the Lady Bucs in 9 statistical categories including points (478), points per game (17.1), and Rebounds (170). Gibbs played in all 28 of the Lady Bucs game.

“Kadesha is an example of a true student-athlete,” said Head Coach, Tisha England. “Kadesha has a great work ethic and I have enjoyed coaching her the last two years at CVCC and the previous two at Newton-Conover HS. I know that no matter what college/university Kadesha chooses she will excel on the court and in the classroom.”

Women’s Basketball to Hold Tryouts

Head Coach Tisha England is excited to announce that the CVCC Lady Bucs will be holding try-outs on April 12, 2014 at the Tarlton Complex from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

To tryout you must bring a current physical (within the last 12 months) and wear appropriate gear and tennis shoes. If you have any questions, please contact Coach England at tengland@cvcc.edu or (828) 327-7000 ext. 4014

England Award

Coach England Honored by NCHSAA

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association held a ceremony this weekend for their 100th year anniversary to honor the top 100 athletes. Catawba Valley Community College Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Tisha England was honored as one of the 100 top female athletes in the last 100 years.

Here is the quote from the NCHSAA program:

    Tisha England, Newton Conover HS: Outstanding basketball player at the high school and collegiate level before transitioning into a successful coaching career…currently serving as the head women’s basketball coach at Catawba Valley Community College after first serving the same institution as an assistant…during career at Newton-Conover England achieved All-American honors and was named Gatorade Player of the Year…her high school alma mater also retired her jersey number 32…excellent player at USC Aiken and was two time Peach Belt Conference Player of Year…inductee into the Newton-Conover and University of South Carolina Aiken Halls of Fame.

For more information on the NCHSAA 100th celebration go to: http://www.nchsaa.org/pages/915/100th-top-100/#.Uta0pdJDt8F