In her first season as an Angelina College Lady Roadrunner basketball player, freshman Tyeka Ranton inherited several qualities and items from veteran/sophomore Tiara George.
For one, Ranton earned Region XIV Freshman of the Year honors, taking the crown from George, who won the title in 2008-2009.
Now the freshman from River Ridge, La. can add a couple of other titles to her growing list of credentials.
Ranton on Tuesday learned she'd been named as a National Junior College Athletic Association 2nd Team All-American. In addition, Ranton, along with George, earned All-American Honorable Mention from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
Ranton didn't waste any time with a learning curve in her inaugural season, leading the team in scoring (15.5 ppg), rebounding (8.48 rpg), (2.6 per game) and assists (2.6 per game).
George, from Baton Rouge, was right behind her protégé, numbers wise: The Southern Mississippi signee averaged 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and nearly two steals per game. George also finished with 83 blocks for the season, good enough to land her in the top five in the conference.
Each player played a key role in leading the Lady Roadrunners to a program record 26 wins and a two-game run into the conference tournament.