Womens Basketball, Jaquetta Owens, selected to Honorable mentions team

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By Joel Joly | Posted on March 3, 2016

Junior point guard Jaquetta Owens of the women’s Kean University basketball team, has been selected to the honorable mentions team of the 2015-16 season.

She finished the season third in the conference with 93 assists, sixth in scoring averaging 16.2 ppg, seventh in steals with 47 for the season, and 10th in field goal percentage, shooting .411 percent for the season.

The honor is the first for the junior and she spoke highly on her award. Owens is a team player and attributed her success to her teammates.

“Its a privilege, especially coming from what our program has been through two years ago,” she said. “This year I was blessed to have wonderful teammates, and that helped me actually to get to where I am, and having a wonderful coach as well.”

Owens had a stellar performance this season, scoring a season high 34 points in a win against Rutgers-Camden. She also earned a season high of 13 assists the first game against Hunter College.

Owens spoke on what it took for her to play a splendid season by thanking her peers and believing her coach’s system.

Overall Owens credits three main factors to her recent success.

“The support of my family, friends, definitely my coach,” she said. “I was the only returning player so I was very loyal to her, and her system, trusting what she was gong to bring in.”


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