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City Colleges of Chicago Student-Athlete Earns National Recognition

4/14/2015 12:00 AM

Kennedy-King College women’s basketball standout Antania Hayes concluded her community college career with another national award as she was recently recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for her outstanding play this past season.   

Hayes captured third team Division I All-America honors from the NJCAA on March 31st after leading the Lady Statesmen to a school-best 21-5 record and an appearance in the Region IV Tournament semifinals. With the accolade, she becomes the first two-time All-American in Kennedy-King’s program history.   

The 6-foot-1 Detroit native recorded averages of 21.3 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.1 blocked shots per contest in 2014-15 for Kennedy-King. She also produced 16 double-doubles and had 14 games with 20 or more points scored. Hayes finished the season ranked among the NJCAA D-I leaders in scoring (seventh) and rebounds (10th) while leading all City Colleges of Chicago players in several categories including assists and steals.   

Hayes scored a season-best 35 points against Lincoln Land Community College on Nov. 15th during the John A. Logan Classic in Carterville, Ill. She also tallied her first collegiate triple double on Dec. 20th with 18 points, 18 rebounds and a career high-tying 10 assists versus Cincinnati State Technical & Community College at the South Suburban Christmas Classic in South Holland, Ill.   

A graduate of Detroit’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, Hayes is pursuing an associate degree at Kennedy-King College. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Wright State University, an NCAA Division I school in Dayton, Ohio, beginning in August 2015 where she plans to major in kinesiology.

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