Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

September 13, 2013

Lady Jaguar sophomore quintet advance to next level

Burford, Robinson and Shorter cap off banner signing season for JC women

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress



A 100-percent success rate is an unbeatable mark of excellence.

And that is the plateau that the Jacksonville College women's basketball program reached with its five sophomores that ended their time at JC following the 2012-13 season.

Each member of the hoops quintet has moved on to the next level and will be playing at a four-year school in the upcoming season.

Recapping, in late spring Chelsea Rogers and Jasmine Robinson inked letters of intent to continue their respective academic and athletic careers with Southland Conference (NCAA, Division I) schools.

Rogers selected Northwestern (La.) State, while Robinson decided on Sam Houston State.

Over the summer Breanna Burford, Jinaki Robinson and Kalyn Shorter came to agreements with Rogers State, a NCAA Division II school located in Claremore, Okla., Friends University (NAIA) in Wichita, Kan. and with LeTourneau University (NCAA, Division III) in Longview, respectively.

We are extremely proud of each of these young ladies and we wish them the best of luck at their new schools,” Lynn Nabi, current academic dean at JC, said. “I believe each school is getting a fine basketball player and I think that these ladies will be able to contribute to their new teams right away.”

Nabi, previously served as athletic director/head women's basketball coach at JC and is very familiar with each of the former Lady Jags.


Two Lady Jag products to meet on the D-I stage this fall

For the first time in the history of JC, two of the school's former womens basketball talents will oppose each other at the NCAA Division I level this fall when Wisconsin travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to take on the Crimson Tide women at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21.

The game will pit Daria Kryuchkova, a senior post on the Wisconsin squad against Khadijah Carter, a sophomore forward/post at Alabama, who transferred in following her freshman season (2012-13) at JC.

Miss Kryuchkova is from Moscow, Russia, while Miss Carter calls Goodrich, Texas home.

We are very excited about this game and about the fact that two former Lady Jaguars will be playing on opposing Division I teams in this game,” Nabi said. “I think that there will be a lot of interest among our fans in this game.”