After an impressive season, Cincinnati State women’s basketball player Jonessa “Joey” Moore earned her highest honor yet.
Moore received Junior College All-America Team Honorable Mention recognition from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. This honor comes after the sophomore center was named to the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and NJCAA Region XII first teams. Moore, a Cincinnati native and Mount Healthy High School graduate, played in 14 games this past season, but she made the most of them. She averaged 22.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game while shooting 57.8 percent from the field, leading the Surge in all three categories.
“For Joey to receive this recognition in the limited amount of games she played is quite an accomplishment,” Cincinnati State head coach Sonya Beeler said.
The 6-foot-1 Moore was a formidable presence in the paint, posting game highs of 36 points and 20 rebounds, with the latter coming in her final game in a Surge uniform, a district tournament semifinals loss.
This marks the third straight season and fourth time in the past five seasons that a Cincinnati State women’s basketball player has earned All-America honors. Moore joins Phylicia Johnson (2014), Cameron Vaughn (2013) and Dominique Fischer (2011) in that group.
Moore has verbally committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.