Courtney Zenner and Deiona Rogers led the Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team to a solid 18-11 season for the 2015-16 year, and have earned awards for all of the work put in.
Rogers and Zenner both earned all-region, all-conference, and All-Michigan Community College Athletic Association first teams. While individually Rogers was named on the all-defensive team, and Zenner was selected for the all-freshman team. Regan Cross, who played a big role for the lady Raiders all season, was an all-conference honorable mention.
Rogers, sophomore, averaged 15.1 points per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. Rogers also averaged 5.7 assists per game and 8.4 rebounds. A big part of Rogers’ all-defensive team mention came from her 3.5 steals per game.
“It feels good to feel recognized,” Rogers said. “My team made me the player I was, they allowed me to get the ball in my hands.”
Zenner lead the team in scoring to end the year with 496 points in 29 games. Zenner shot 42.9 percent from the field, averaging 17.1 points-per-game with a game-high of 32 points. Zenner averaged 4.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and two steals per game.
“I appreciate all of the post season awards I won and I wouldn’t have achieved them without the help of my teammates,” Zenner said. “They all played a huge role as to why we were so successful this season.”
Cross, also a freshman, was one of the most consistent players on the team all season. Cross averaged 10.6 points, four rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.
Head Coach Ray Kimball, who was selected as a Western Conference Co-coach of the year, was impressed with not only the way the three Raiders played all season, but the whole team.
“I was excited to see all three of my players who got mentions grow all season long,” Kimball said. “The program is going to miss them as they move onto four-year schools.”
Zenner is going to Grand Valley State University to major in public relations. Rogers and Cross are undecided on where they will attend school next.