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Miami Dade College’s Star Basketball Player, Vernessa Hinnant, to participate in All-American Team

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MDC's Lady Sharks' Vernessa Hinnant

Miami, June 21, 2013 - One of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Lady Sharks is quite the catch of the day. Vernessa Hinnant, who’s dribbled her way to the top of the Kendall Campus basketball team, will be part of the 2013 NJCAAL All-Star Junior College (JUCO) Weekend, next month.

The 5’10” guard, whose stellar track record this season includes a game high of 36 points, is one of 40 players selected to participate in these All-Star games. Hinnant, a sophomore, will be playing alongside the country’s elite women’s college basketball players, hailing from Texas, Massachusetts and Idaho, among other states.

“It feels great to receive this honor,” she said. “This year taught me to play harder, stronger, and smarter. I’ve had the opportunity to prepare for this moment all season, and I’m very happy to be around the best group of players in the nation,” she added.

Hinnant’s solid performance has earned her a place in the 2013 All-Southern Conference Second Team, honorable mentions as the FCSAA player of the week, and the 2013 MDC Presidential Dinner Award.

The All-Star Weekend will take place July 25-28 at Northwest Florida State College, in Niceville, Florida. The event coincides with the official Hall of Fame banquet, where Hinnant’s coach, Susan Summons, will be honored.   

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