State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners forward Quincenia Jackson has been named First-Team All-Region 16. Freshman forward Autumn Wallace has been named Second-Team All-Region 16.

The pair helped lead the Lady Roadrunners to an eight-win improvement over last season. The awards are voted on by the coaches in Region 16.

Jackson started and played in only 19 games because of an injury. The Decatur, Illinois, native led the team in field-goal percentage at 62.7%, which placed her fifth in NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball. Jackson led the team in scoring at 16.7 points per contest, placing 32nd in NJCAA Division I. She pulled down a team-high 8.9 rebounds per contest, placing 47th in NJCAA D-1 and led the team in blocked shots at 1.2 per game.

Jackson scored a season-high 34 points against Crowder College and scored in double figures in 16 of 19 games this season. She had a season-high 17 rebounds against Jefferson College and earned National Player of the Week honors.

Wallace played in all 25 games, starting in 15 as a freshman. She finished third on the team in scoring at 7.7 points per contest. Wallace scored in double figures nine times, scoring a season-high 17 points against Jefferson College. The Climax Springs native finished second on the team in field-goal percentage at 44.4%. Wallace finished second on the team in rebounds per game with 7.2 and a season-high 16 rebounds against Rock Valley College. She earned Region 16 Player of the Week honors this season.

“Quincenia and Autumn were crucial to our success this year,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Nicole Collier. “If they weren’t on the floor, you could tell that they weren’t on the floor. We depended on Quincenia in every aspect of the game. I think Quincenia had a great freshman year.

“Autumn has played a lot of different roles for us this season. We moved her all over the place. She was willing to do anything for the team. We’ve had her breaking presses, rebounding the ball, and posting up. We’ve also had her guarding the other team’s best player. She started being more aggressive toward the end of the season. Autumn is a player who is getting better every day and adding to her game. Both student-athletes are deserving of their recognition.”

--David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics