June 2012, Volume 16, Number 3

Making Their Mark

Quadruple Conquest on the Court

Jasmin Burger playing basketball
Four members of Miami Dade College’s women’s basketball team have earned All-Southern Conference honors, including first-teamer Jasmin Burger, left.
Kesheria McNeil
First-teamer Kesheria McNeil, right, is one of the four members of Miami Dade College’s women’s basketball team who have earned All-Southern Conference honors.

Shining in their sport as well as in the classroom, four members of Miami Dade College’s women’s basketball team have earned All-Southern Conference honors, including first-teamers Kesheria McNeil and Jasmin Burger. Kiana Morton and Tynes Bradshaw made the second team.

“We’re proud of all four of these student-athletes,” MDC Coach Susan Summons said. “They set a wonderful example for our program.”

McNeil, a 5-8 sophomore point guard, averaged 19.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.7 steals. She also made All-State/All-Region. Just as important, she is excelling academically as well, having earned a scholarship to Georgia State.

Talent With a Heart

“It’s always an honor to be rewarded for your hard work,” said McNeil, who has a 3.2 grade-point average and wants to major in social work. “I bring a raw talent with heart and ambition. I’m a true baller.”

Burger, a 5-6 freshman point guard, averaged 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. As a senior in high school, she won a state title at Fort Lauderdale Dillard, attracting the attention of Summons and the MDC program.

Leading a Strong Team

“My job as the point guard is to control the tempo of the game and be a leader,” Burger said.

Morton, a 5-11 sophomore wing who averaged 8 points and 5.1 rebounds, is heading now to the University of Central Florida.

And Bradshaw, a 6-foot sophomore forward, has received scholarship offers from New Orleans and Florida Memorial. She overcame serious knee injuries to average 6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.

“Her best basketball is still ahead of her,” said Summons.

Bradshaw, Morton and McNeil all recently completed MDC Associate in Arts degrees, combining their passion for the game with dedication to their studies.

— WV

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