Sophomore point guard Miki Turner did a little bit of everything in two seasons with the Blinn College women’s basketball team.
Now she’s going to help the University of Texas-San Antonio transition into two new conferences over the next two seasons, she announced today.
Turner, who came to Blinn from Houston McArthur High School, was an All-Region XIV Conference selection for the Buccaneers this season after averaging 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and a team-leading 4.1 assists per game. She also led the team with 97 free throws.
“She’s just a special kid, and once she got some confidence you could just see her blossom,” Blinn coach Jeff Jenkins said. “Her best basketball is ahead of her. UTSA is very lucky to get her and I think she’ll do well there.”
In March, Turner was named the winner of the College’s Don Wilhelm Award, which honors the women’s basketball players who excel both on the court and in the classroom. The award is named after former Blinn College athletic director Don Wilhelm, an NJCAA Hall of Famer who served the College for 10 years.
Turner was also recently named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. To be eligible, students must be taking at least 12 hours and have a 3.0 grade-point average.
Turner joins a UTSA squad that went 8-21 last season and 3-12 in the Southland Conference. The Roadrunners will move to the Western Athletic Conference next season before again jumping leagues to Conference USA.
In two seasons at Blinn, Turner helped the Buccaneers win 40 games.
“She played bigger than her size. She’s very athletic, jumps very well and she’s extremely strong,” Jenkins said. “UTSA’s getting a good one.”
Turner said she couldn’t have done it without the help she received from Blinn’s coaching staff.
“I’ve gotten a lot better, especially my shot,” she said. “It was like throwing bullets my freshman year, but I’ve evolved a lot. The coaches here made my game a lot better.”