Church to attend NJCAA All-Star weekend in Florida

Staff Report

McCOOK, Neb. — The summer break for McCook Community College guard Chante Church will now include a trip to Florida and the opportunity to showcase her talent at the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Weekend.

Church, a 5-foot-7 basketball player for the Indians, was one of 40 players who was selected to participate in the seventh-annual event to be held in Niceville, Florida, on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. The four-day event is scheduled for July 23-26.

Players will participate in position workouts and team practices on Friday, July 24. They will attend the NJCAA Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday night, with two games scheduled for Saturday, July 25, and two additional games played on Sunday, July 26.

Church averaged 20.5 points a game as a freshman for MCC. She was named to the Region IX first team and was also chosen for the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference and Omaha World Herald “All-Nebraska” team.

Indians coach Jon Froelich is looking forward to watching Church compete against the top 40 returning players in the NJCAA this summer.

“This is a great opportunity for Chante to show she is one of the top players not only in Region IX, but in the country,” Froelich said. “With a large number of four-year college coaches expected to be in attendance, Chante will be able to be seen by the top programs in the country.”

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