Turner, Dogins earn Blinn’s Wilhelm Award
Duo led Buccaneers to 22 wins, conference semifinals appearance
Sophomore point guard Miki Turner and freshman forward Shaniqua Dogins have been named winners of the Don Wilhelm Award as Blinn College women’s basketball team co-MVPs after leading the Buccaneers to 22 victories and a berth in the Region XIV Conference Tournament semifinals, head coach Jeff Jenkins announced today.
The Wilhelm Award is named after former Blinn College athletic director Don Wilhelm, an NJCAA Hall of Famer who served the College for 10 years.
Turner, who came to Blinn from Houston McArthur High School, earned all-conference honors with 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 did a little bit of everything,” Jenkins said. “She can rebound, she led the team in assists, she’s a good on-the-ball defender, she takes charges – she’s just a good all-around player.”
Dogins, who came to Blinn from Rice Consolidated High School, earned all-region honors after leading the Buccaneers with 12.4 points per game. She also led the Bucs with a 46.4 percent shooting percentage from the floor, and her 9.1 rebounds per game ranked second on the team.
Dogins tore her ACL in the final game of the regular season and was unable to play in the conference tournament.
“She’s just a tough kid that did a lot of the dirty work,” Jenkins said. “She was a good low-post presence and gave us an inside threat that we don’t always have.”
Blinn finished the season with a 22-10 record. It graduates eight sophomores from that team, a group that won 40 games over its two seasons at Blinn.
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