Central Penn College Basketball Programs Win Major Post-Season Awards
Several Central Penn College basketball standouts captured prestigious post-season awards, including Tahniyaah Jackson, who earned the Eastern States Athletic Conference’s coveted title of “Player of the Year,” and women’s basketball coach Erin Miller, who was named “Coach of the Year.”
Three female student-athletes were also named USCAA Academic All-Americans.
These award-winning Knights include:
USCAA Honorable Mention, Men’s All-American: Nate Jean-Philippe
USCAA Honorable Mention, Women’s All-American: Tahniyaah Jackson
USCAA Academic All-Americans, Women’s: Chanelle Perry, Sidney Green and Sydney Bubb
ESAC First Team All-Conference, Women’s: Tahniyaah Jackson, Sidney Green and Cayla Thomas
ESAC Player of the Year: Tahniyaah Jackson
ESAC Coach of the Year: Erin Miller
ESAC Women’s Basketball Champions: Central Penn College
ESAC First Team All-Conference, Men’s, Quadere Allen and Nate Jean-Phillipe
ESAC Second Team All-Conference, Men’s, Kobe Gantz
These plaudits cap off a trail-blazing season where, for the first time in the college’s 141-year history, the women’s basketball team at Central Penn College received a bid to the USCAA National Championship Tournament. On Monday, the Lady Knights lost in a nailbiter that went into double-overtime against University of Maine at Augusta.
The men’s team also had an impressive season, playing in the ESAC championship game, fighting fiercely before ultimately falling to #1 Bucks County Community College.
Athletic Director Kasey Hicks said, “This is the year that so many dreams and goals come to life, and it is so exciting. I am thrilled to be here to witness the history these teams are making.”
Last year, Tahniyaah Jackson was also selected to have her jersey displayed in the National Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2022 “Ring of Honor.”
The women’s team finished the regular season with an impressive 16-9 record and went undefeated in Eastern States Conference Athletic conference play, ultimately capturing the ESAC Championship. The Lady Knights were also undefeated at home this season.