HANCEVILLE – Bailee Robinson has capped off her Wallace State Community College basketball career with national recognition.
After leading Wallace State's women's basketball team in a plethora of categories and guiding the team to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national tournament, Robinson was named this week as a NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American selection.
The 5-foot-6 guard from Elkmont was first on the team this season in points per game (14.0), assists (76), steals (68), 3-pointers made (68), 3-point percentage (68-for-163; 42 percent) and free-throw percentage (80-for-98; 82 percent).
Robinson and the Lady Lions finished 21-9, captured the program's sixth Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Region 22 championship by winning four games in four days and advanced to NJCAA Division I national tournament, marking the program's first national tournament appearance since 2003.
"Bailee is certainly deserving of the honor after the great year she had. Time after time she stepped up and carried us. She's always been a great leader on and off the court and in the classroom too," said Wallace State coach Larry Slater. "Bailee is a super, super person, and I'm real excited for her. She has a great opportunity to continue her basketball career and education at UAHuntsville."
During the late-season surge, Robinson collected ACCC Tournament MVP honors after overcoming a mild concussion and averaging 15 points in a four-game span. She was also chosen as an ACCC All-Region 1st team member based on regular-season play.
As a freshman, Robinson finished with team highs in scoring (9.1 ppg) and assists (5.3) en route to being named a second-team All-Region performer.
Robinson, who will graduate Wallace State in May with a 4.0 grade point average, has signed to play for the UAHuntsville Lady Chargers next season.
Robinson becomes the first Wallace State women's basketball player to garner an All-American nod since Jessica Young was an honorable-mention selection after the 2008-09 campaign. Robinson's All-American selection represents the fourth different Wallace State program to produce an All-American in the last two years.
Wallace State's women's basketball became the college's fourth different program to win a state championship and make a national tournament appearance during the last two academic years.
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