Bibbs Named NJCAA First Team All American

On Monday, April 8, 2019 the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Women’s Basketball Committee announced their 2018-19 All-American teams and freshman Jayla Bibbs was selected to the first team.
Bibbs Named NJCAA First Team All American

Jayla Bibbs had a great season for the Lady Red Hawks that also earned her the following awards and recognition; 2019 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Two-Year College Coaches' All-American honorable mention, NJCAA Region XII Division II Team, NJCAA Region XII District G All-Tournament Team, All MCCAA Team, MCCAA First Team All-Western Conference, MCCAA Western Conference All-Defensive Team and MCCAA All-Freshman Team.  Bibbs also received the MCCAA Western Conference Player of the Year and MCCAA Western Conference Freshman of the Year. 

Bibbs helped Lake Michigan finish the 2018-19 season with a 28-7 overall record and 16-2 Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference record.  The Lady Red Hawks won the 2018-19 MCCAA Western Conference title (first outright title since 1996-97), 2018-19 MCCAA State Championship (first state championship since the 2000-01 season), and the 2019 NJCAA Region XII District G Championship which gave Lake Michigan a berth in the NJCAA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship Tournament. The Lady Red Hawks also finished the season ranked in the NJCAA Division II National poll (#20) and it was the first time in program history that the Lady Red Hawks have won all three championships in a season.

Bibbs averaged per game; 16.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 5.6 steals, 3.8 assists, and 1.4 blocks. She led the Lady Red Hawks in points, rebounds, and steals.  Nationally, Bibbs led the NJCAA Division II in steals with 186 and she ranked fourth in offensive rebounds, 15th in total rebounds, and 19th in field goals.  Bibbs had a double-double (points and rebounds) in 18 of 33 games played and she had at least five steals in a remarkable 28 out of 33 games played.

Since 2014, Lake Michigan has had two other players named NJCAA All-Americans. Jade Mosier in 2018 (third team) and Hailey Maas in 2017 (second team) and 2016 (third team).